Sunday, May 24, 2009

Chipster-topped Brownies

For this week's TWD, Beth of Supplicious picked the Chipster-Topped Brownies. These went really quickly here, even though I underbaked them. I don't really like chocolate chip bars, so I wanted to be careful not to overbake, and somehow the toothpick did come out clean. Looking at the picture now I can tell they weren't in long enough, I'll know better next time :)

I was most surprised how easily the cookie dough spread over the brownie base - I don't usually do to well with swirling or layers or anything too involved :)

I used part of a Trader Joe's pound plus 72% for the brownie part and left out the walnuts. The whole family liked these. Thanks to Beth for the great pick!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tartest Lemon Tart

I think I'd really like this as a full-sized tart. I don't have a tart pan yet, so I tried using some little brioche or quiche molds (I'm not really sure what they are). They seemed to be the right size for a half batch.

I had a few challenges with this week's selection. I had melted my butter in the microwave and forgot it there, so no butter. I kind of overfilled on both the dough and the filling, so they bubbled over and didn't leave much lemon. Then I had trouble figuring when they were actually done, they didn't seem 'set' until they were overdone (oops!). I'm going to have to try this again when I get a tart pan :)

Thanks to Barb (Babette?) of Babette Feasts for this week's pick!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Tiramisu Cake

I really liked this cake. The yellow cake was soft and fine, and I really loved the frosting. All together it was so good!

I made a half batch in 6 in pans, and I did make a couple substitutions. I ran out of sugar and it wasn't going to work to run to the store, so I used 1/4 c white sugar and 1/2 c powdered sugar. For the TB alcohol in the syrup and the frosting, I used 1/8 tsp almond extract for each instead.

In putting it together, I didn't read well, and I only put half the chocolate between the layers. So I ended putting it on the sides, too, which still tasted pretty good. This is my favorite Dorie cake so far. Thanks to Megan of My Baking Adventures for picking the recipe!