Tuesdays with Dorie


When I tell you it has been HOT outside I mean it’s been HOT outside. The heat index has been in the low 100 degrees for the last two weeks. And the rain keeps going around us. I don’t remember it EVER being this hot at this time of the year for so long. And I’m 70+ years old!

I am sure the ice cream companies have been selling a lot of the cold stuff. I was glad I made the coffee cake as my first TWD choice two weeks ago because Dorie’s S’Mores Ice Cream Cake has been real popular for the last two weeks. I wish it had lasted longer.

This cake is layers of three types of ice cream (Chocolate Chip, Vanilla, and Oreo Cookie), fudge sauce, and Peanut Butter Fluff filling. There is a graham cracker crust on the bottom and toasted marshmallows on the top. I had to pull out my little torch for this one.

It does take a long time to put together because it has be frozen between putting the layers together. And then it has to freeze for about 6 hours. But, believe me, it is worth it!

With the heat I bet a lot of the bakers with TWD made the ice cream cake. You can check them out HERE

June was just not a baking month for me. So trying to get back into it for July. Starting with Dorie’s Crumb-Topped Ricotta Coffee Cake. It is not real sweet and that is perfect. The blueberries added a little tartness and the crumb topping…oh that crumb topping…adds just the right amount of sweet crunch

It came together very quickly once the crumb topping had been chilled for a while. The addition of the brown sugar to the topping and the cornmeal is what makes it different from other crumb toppings. It was my favorite part of the cake. I even saved some to sprinkle over some ice cream.

And the cake was great with ice cream melted on top.

This is definitely a keeper.

For more coffee cakes visit Tuesdays with Dorie.

It has been a slow baking month for Tea and Scones. It has just been to hot to cook. With Highs in the lower 100s and Heat Indices in the 105 area turning on the oven just did not seem like a good idea. Unless I wanted to bake really early in the morning. THAT wasn’t going to happen!

We finally had rain today and the temps dropped. Seemed like a good evening to bake. And it seemed a good idea to start back baking with Dorie’s Cornmeal Buttermilk Loaf Cake, with or without berries.

Instead of the loaf I used Dorie’s idea of a skillet cake. Same ingredients. Shorter baking time.

B is a big fan of cornbread. Sweet cornbread. So I figured he would like this cake.

I used Strawberries on his half …

…and blueberries on my half.

This was very good. Not real sweet. I topped with vanilla ice cream or sweet whipped cream.

The recipe is on page 264 of Dorie Greenspan’s Everyday Dorie.

You can find more Cornmeal Cakes at Cook the Books Friday

Tuesdays with Dorie (Greenspan) means something delicious is cooking in the kitchen. This Tuesday it is a quiche. One of my favorite lunch meals. I love a good rich and creamy quiche.

I have to admit I wasn’t sure about this particular recipe. Only because of one ingredient – Lemon. I just wasn’t sure if I would like the lemon in it. But I went with my mantra – Trust Dorie! Trust Dorie!

I only made one change for the recipe. I made the quiche crustless. I’m trying to be ok low carb and still eat delicious foods.

First, you cannot taste the lemon. Second, you couldn’t taste the asparagus. Maybe that was because I put TOO much herb in the dish. Overall I had to say I wasn’t impressed with this one. Sorry, Dorie.

The quiche is on page 332 of Dorie’s Baking with Dorie: Sweet, Salty and Simple.

This week we had a choice of the Quiche or the Mochaccino Muffins ( I made these for the last TWD for May.)

For more of these treats visit the two lists of comments. (May 10 or May 22)

Is there anything better than a fresh hot biscuit? Any day? Any occasion? Nope! Nothing!

And trust Dorie to come up with a biscuit with just a little twang to the taste. Cottage Cheese Biscuits.

I am not a fan of cottage cheese. I’ve tried it. Several times. Just cannot like it. But in these biscuits..

I only made 1/2 of the recipe which gave me 5 2.5″ biscuits. I didn’t know if we (or The Man) would like them so I didn’t want to make a whole bunch. That will change next time I make these.

The recipe is on page 46 of Dorie Greenspan’s Baking with Dorie Sweet Salty and Simple. I also found the recipe HERE but with added herbs which would be delicious!

How did the other Tuesdays with Dorie Bakers like these biscuits? Check them out!

Next up – French Riviera Lemon Tart!! YUM!!

I have been somewhat lax about Tuesdays with Dorie. It is hard to keep baking while trying to lose weight with KETO. Most recipes are NOT Keto friendly and adapting them would not be fair to Dorie and her heavenly creations. But this week I have two teas and wanted a little something extra to serve the ladies who are attending. These One Bite Cinnamon Puffs looked perfect. And they were.

The puffs are made from a simple Pâte à Choux dough. The dough is then puffed onto a baking sheet and baked til they are nice and brown. These are supposed to be sprinkled with some pearl or sanding sugar but I was out so after they were done I used a simple simple cinnamon glaze to finish them off.

The recipe is not published but if you want some step by step photos you should visit Ulrike.

If you want the recipe it is on page 220 of Dorie Greenspan’s Baking with Dorie. Just another wonderful baking cookbook from my favorite baker.

This recipe was a February choice but I just didn’t have time. Check out all the other bakers posts on TWD.

As is true with TWD now we have two choices during the month from Baking with Dorie and the choice of what date we make and post which. I didn’t quite make it for the first posting in March but was determined to make the second posting. After all, what is better than a bundt cake. And not just any bundt cake but Dorie’s Swirled, Spiced Source Cream Bundt Cake.

Dorie said she tweaked her original sour cream bundt and added whole wheat flour, brown sugar and cinnamon. She also added more allspice. What she did was make her cake even BETTAH!

I didn’t swirl the cake as much as I should and I didn’t have quite enough nuts but it was still tasty. Nuts and chocolate! How can you go wrong with that?

Eventually I will make the the Glenorchy Flapjacks. They sound delicious.

This cake is on page 105 of Dorie’s Baking with Dorie: Sweet, Salty and Simple

For more cakes – Tuesdays with Dorie.

There is usually cornbread with supper in this house. More than bread. More than biscuits. Hubs loves cornbread. So this week instead of my usual Aunt Jemima cornbread recipe I switched to Dorie Greenspan’s Whip-it-up-quick cornbread. Which isn’t that much different from the cornbread I usually make.

ot the best pic but it was late.
Dorie’s recipe uses more cornmeal and less flour but just about every thing else is the same. 2 eggs. 1 3/4 cup buttermilk. Also, Dorie uses cayenne pepper and black pepper. No usually found in my cornbread. The 2-3 Tbl of sugar is optional, unless you live in my house.

I wasn’t sure if Hubs would like her cornbread so I made 1/2 a recipe in a 6″ cast iron skillet. I added cheddar cheese on the top and crumbled bacon to the mix. Corn would have been nice…but Hubs.

I did switch out the sugar with Erythritol. Mistake. It didn’t make the cornbread as sweet as we like it. Next time…

The recipe is on page 339 of Dorie’s newest treasure Baking with Dorie: Sweet, Salty, and Simple. If you don’t have her book yet (shame on you!) you can find it HERE as well.

For more cornbread visit the other bakers of Tuesdays with Dorie and see how theirs turned out. Some of us made cornbread. Some of us made One Bite Cinnamon Puffs.

Ah, the Bakewell tart. Essentially British in nature. Delicious in person. It first appeared in British cookbooks sometime in the early to mid 1800s – no one is quite sure of the actual date. Is it a pudding or is it a tart. It all depends on who you read and your perspective.

Whatever it is it is quite tasty.

I have made this tart before. I used to belong to a group called the Daring Bakers and they really took me out of the box with my baking. I had just started with TWD and was in a baking frenzy with several groups. Looking at the DB recipe HERE I see it is quite different. Dorie’s is so much easier.

I used Muscadine jelly I was gifted some time back. W don’t eat a lot of jam and jelly so I had a whole collection to choose from – Mayhaw, muscadine, apple, FROG (not what you are thinking…).

I figured the muscadine would have the most flavor and combine well with the almond.

I was not disappointed in Dorie’s Bakewell. It is light and full of almond flavor. A crust on the bottom. Jam in the middle and sponge on top. How can you possibly go wrong with that?

The recipe is on page 208 of Dorie Greenspan’s Baking with Dorie: sweet, salty, and simple. It is her wonderful new baking book and I look forward to baking my way through it with the talented bakers of Tuesdays with Dorie. You can see how their tarts and the Grain and Seed muffins (the other January recipe) came out HERE.

You should join in the baking fun. Lots of great bakers. Tons of great recipes.

I love a good English Muffin. Toasted. Slathered with butter. Or PB and J. Covered with a soft boiled egg. I have made English Muffins before. Once with Alton Brown. Made MomoFuko’s once. They were both tasty. And so are Dorie’s. We had two choices this month for Tuesday with Dorie. Pandowdy or English Muffins.

While most muffins are baked hers are griddled on both sides and then finished in the toaster. And they were quite easy. Took a while but easy.

The recipe is in Dorie’s Baking with Dorie. (page 24) But you can also find it here. Try them. They are great!

For more check out the Bakers from Tuesday with Dorie.

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