Archive for March, 2011

Tuesdays With Dorie – Pecan Balls

Posted in food on March 29, 2011 by uglydudefood


I have been off of work so far all week, and so I was able to be a little more leisurely with my Tuesdays With Dorie baking. This is why I’m posting at 8pm on Tuesday instead of 2am. I refrigerated the dough overnight and figured I’d bake later.

This day off also gave me the luxury to peruse the Internet and look at all of your balls. Nice balls! Here is a picture of my balls.

My balls are not as tidy as many balls I’ve seen, and you’ll notice that I did not powder my balls like Dorie wanted me to, mainly because I didn’t want a mess.


Tuesdays With Dorie – Honey Nut Brownies

Posted in food on March 22, 2011 by uglydudefood

These are really good. A little sickeningly honey-sweet, and a little sticky, but really good. I’m trying to think of something that you could eat with this to cut the sweetness a bit – maybe pretzels? Yeah, get some pretzels.

Tuesdays With Dorie – Citrus Sunshine Muffins

Posted in food on March 15, 2011 by uglydudefood

These muffins are a little too strong for me. It’s possible I used too much zest (I had big oranges) or not enough juice. There’s a bitter undertone here that is not a dealbreaker but is mildly displeasing. Can’t always win. I bet my office eats them up anyway.

Tuesdays With Dorie – Corniest Corn Muffins

Posted in food on March 8, 2011 by uglydudefood

Corn muffins made with cornmeal, corn oil, and corn. Pretty corny.

I was worried these would come out burnt, but they’re a deep brown on the bottom and quite edible. Woo woo!

(hope work folks will eat them dry, I don’t have butter for them)

Tuesdays With Dorie – Chocolate Pot Du Creme

Posted in food on March 1, 2011 by uglydudefood

I attempted to make these as the recipe recommended, but apparently putting plastic wrap into a 300 degree oven is a BAD IDEA? The plastic wrap melted into my pots du creme, and I had to start anew.

This was made with the same water-bath idea, but with no cover. I think they turned out fine. No way of knowing whether they are like honest-to-god pots du creme because what the hell is that, but they’re edible little souffle-like things.

I also made some cupcakes for an Academy Awards party at my parents. This is Dorie’s chocolate chocolate cupcake recipe with a peanut butter frosting recipe from the Internet. I replaced the buttermilk in the cupcake recipe with regular whole milk, which I had handy, and I think this is my favorite batch of Dorie’s chocolate cupcakes that I’ve done yet. They didn’t come out quite as dense or dry as previous batches, although I’m not sure whether this was because of the milk/buttermilk swap, or because I kept a vigilant eye to avoid overbaking.