BCM – butter cake and granola (bars)

I have been hopelessly behind on all of my cooking/blogging activities. But the latest previous recipes from Baking Chez Moi have looked so delicious! First, I realized a bit late, that one of the recipes for this group was Granola Bars. I've been traveling a lot, and I thought "hey, I should make those and … Continue reading BCM – butter cake and granola (bars)

ffwd – Happy Birthday Dorie! World Peace Cookies

I have been wanting to make these cookies for a very long time, but just haven't gotten there. So, for Dorie's birthday, as I thought about what recipe to make as a treat for her celebration, I thought about these cookies. Cookies, as opposed to other treats, seem to be a good fit, since Dorie bakes … Continue reading ffwd – Happy Birthday Dorie! World Peace Cookies

TWD – Irish Soda Bread

This is a "traditional" Irish soda bread. Though, I'm guessing that whole wheat might be even more-so. Apparently, in Ireland their flour is a bit softer - more like our cake flour in the US. Simply 4 ingredients: flour, salt, baking soda and buttermilk. There's really nothing to this recipe. You just stir together the … Continue reading TWD – Irish Soda Bread

TWD – Chocolate Truffle Tartlets

I've been making a bittersweet chocolate tart for years - my go-to extreme chocolate dessert. Never fails, deceptively simple, and always a hit. Very similar, it has a chocolate cookie crust, and a bitterswet truffle filling. Finished off with a decorative sprinkle of cocoa. This recipe is a bit different - and more complicated. Similar … Continue reading TWD – Chocolate Truffle Tartlets

TWD – White Loaves

This is the first recipe for Tuesdays with Dorie from Baking with Julia, by Dorie Greenspan. The newly inspired group of bakers from the original Tuesdays with Dorie group are likely joined by a number of us cooking along with Dorie in the group French Fridays with Dorie. It should be an exciting adventure. I've had … Continue reading TWD – White Loaves