Archive for June, 2009

Tuesdays With Dorie – ONE YEAR CELEBRATION (Perfect Party Cake)

Posted in food on June 30, 2009 by hoagiefest 2020

Welp, Dorie… it’s been a heck of a year. I hope that I haven’t embarrassed you too much as I learned to bake.

I knew it was coming up, and I actually was of two minds about the whole thing. Part of me wanted to call it quits. After all, now I pretty much “have” baking (as well as a full artillery of baking tools that I’ve accrued throughout the year).

But that wouldn’t be much fun, would it? Let’s keep this party going. Let’s have cake!

1) Double Crusted Blueberry Pie

2) Chocolate Pudding
3) Cherry Rhubarb Cobbler
4) Peach Gallette
5) Black and White Banana Loaf
6) Blueberry Sour Cream Ice Cream
7) Granola Grabbers
Eight) Chocolate-Banded Ice Cream Torte
9) Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chipster
10) Chocolate Whopper Malted Drops
11) Chocolate Chunkers
12) Dimpled Plum Cake
13) Creme Brulee
14) Caramel Peanut Topped Brownie Cake
15) Lenox Almond Biscotti
16) Pumpkin Muffins
17) Chocolate Chocolate Cupcakes
18) Rugelach
19) Kugelhopf
20) Arborio Rice Pudding
21) Thanksgiving Two-Fer Pie
22) Linzer Sables
23) Sugar Cookies
24) Buttery Jam Cookies
25) Butterscotch Pudding
26) All-Purpose Cheesecake
27) French Pear Tart
28) Savory Corn and Pepper Muffins
29) Berry Surprise Cake
30) Fresh Ginger and Chocolate Gingerbread
31) World Peace Cookies
32) Floating Islands
33) Devil’s Food Cake
34) Caramel Crunch Bars
35) Chocolate Armagnac Cake
36) Lemon Custard
37) French Yogurt Cake
38) Blueberry Crumb Cake
39) Coconut Butter Thins
40) Banana Creme Pie
41) Chocolate Amaretti Torte
42) Four-Star Chocolate Bread Pudding
43) Chocolate Creme Tart
44) Tiramisu Cake
45) Tartest Lemon Tart
46) Fresh Mango Bread
47) Chipster Topped Brownies
48) Cinnamon Squares
49) Parisian Apple Tartlette
50) Peach Honey Ice Cream
51) Coconut-Roasted Pineapple Dacquoise
52) Perfect Party Cake

What better way to celebrate Dorie-an New Years than with the perfect party cake? I’ll see you next week. Aulde Lang Syne and whatnot.

Tuesdays With Dorie – Coconut and Roasted Pineapple Dacquoise

Posted in food on June 23, 2009 by hoagiefest 2020

Ladies and gentlemen, I proudly present…my dugwazz!

My dukewoze!

My dashwazee!

Aw, screw it. Here’s my coco-nut pastry.

And here it is in the roasting pan, the only pan or plate in my apartment big enough to hold it…

Later, blitchees

Tuesday With Dorie – Peach Honey Ice Cream

Posted in food on June 16, 2009 by hoagiefest 2020

I’ve actually made this ice cream before.  Rachel is allergic to blueberries, making last year’s Blueberry Sour Cream Ice Cream out of the question; as penance, I made her this Peach Honey business.  It was really good then, and it was really good on Monday night as well.

I spent three hours digging around my parents’ house for my ice cream maker.  This is the pain I go through just to bring you all one poorly lit photograph each week, accompanied by one random and sometimes-related line of text.

Here’s your picture.

What else is new?  Rachel and I are slowly, slowly, slowly drifting towards our 2011 wedding date.  Our dog, Harley Quinn, is getting huge.  I’m going to try to reinvigorate my love of writing.  I feel like I’m decent when I take the time to care about what I write, and I have barely done that at all since college.  I’m going to try to handwrite three pages of material – good, bad, or ugly – every day from this point forward.  Doing it on the computer – or worse, on my blog – is not enough motivation, and it’s too much pressure to actually offer something complete and worthwhile.

Tuesdays With Dorie – Parisian Apple Tartlette

Posted in food on June 9, 2009 by hoagiefest 2020

Welp, another ugly entry from the ugly dude.

‘S pretty good.

Tuesdays With Dorie – Cinnamon Squares

Posted in food on June 2, 2009 by hoagiefest 2020

When Dorie tells you to use parchment paper on the bottom of your cake pan, do it.

Look at that.  Look at that crap.

I was going to put the chocolate icing on it, but frankly I like it better in its current state.  I can offer it to friends and family; “Come, brother, and feast upon a fistful of cake, for tomorrow we die.”

This is my best attempt to pretty it up.