Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Cheesecake is such a guy dessert. My husband's favorite is this cheesecake. Blackberry puree in a swirly pattern.
The crust is a combination of chocolate, graham crackers and gingersnaps. This is my signature cheesecake that is also for sale and demonstrated in private baking classes. I like the texture and tangyness of the cake.
We're visiting family in San Diego. The cake arrived safely. Happy Holiday to all.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
We woke up Sunday morning and on went the oven. By noon, the kitchen was an assembly line of cookie production in various phases; dough to decorating. Last week's Snowman Sugar Cookies were back in production. This week's Buttery Jam Cookies were just getting the minced candied ginger added to boost the flavor. Sheet pans and and flour were all over the counter.
Don't get me wrong, I liked these a lot. The apricot flavor, not too sweet. I just think they're more biscuit than cookie. Split, and a scoop of ice cream would be heaven.
And now the big question... What is a cookie? Dorie, Sara Dickerman and David Lebovitz analyze the state of the cookie. It's hand held, portable, sweet and more. Although, I'm not so sure about a profiterole! What to do with all that chocolate sauce?? For more discourse on the topic, check out Slate.
Baking Club: TUESDAYS WITH DORIE
Baking Host:RANDOMOSITY AND THE GIRL
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Like Dorie, it sounds like I grew up on the same cookie. As a child, I would split it apart and eat the side with the jam, then the other.
The nutty, buttery cookie, along with the jammy sweetness is perfect with a glass of ice cold milk.
At first I was unsure of rolling them out too thick. After trying one, I knew. That's how I remember them. Heaven!
BAKING GROUP:TUESDAYS WITH DORIE
RECIPE HOST:LIVING THE LIFE