Archive for June, 2011

Tuesdays With Dorie – Sour Cream Chocolate Cake Cookies

Posted in food on June 28, 2011 by hoagiefest 2020

It seems like there’s one too many words in that cookie’s name, but that’s what it is. It’s a cake cookie, not a cookie cake. Dorie indicates that it is a “cake cookie” because it has a light crumb to it. The texture is not dissimilar to the really good, fluffy sugar cookies that we would always get from an Amish market.bakery called Weaver’s that we’d occasionally visit (sorry, no web link, they’re Amish).

While it doesn’t look that way, the chocolate is understated (unsweetened cocoa and unsweetened chocolate are used in the recipe, and then accentuated by brown and white sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg, and raisins. The raisins and chocolate pairing has never been my thing, but it works here because the chocolate is very light.

I really loved these, and it was a struggle to stop eating them. I’m glad – I needed a victory, because the last couple weeks weren’t all that great by my standards.

Tuesdays With Dorie – Date Nut Loaf

Posted in food on June 21, 2011 by hoagiefest 2020

If I were to tell you that I was making a date nut loaf, would you be disgusted? I’ve never had dates before, and I have to say that dates are delicious. The loaf is more cake than bread according to the recipe, but I found the whole thing pretty dry. Sorry, Dorie – usually I’m amenable, but the odd recipe won’t fly past the my 1am tastebuds.

At least I got to try dates!

Peace out dawgs.

Tuesdays With Dorie – Chocolate Biscotti

Posted in food on June 14, 2011 by hoagiefest 2020

Chocolate Biscotti. Never has biscotti been so chocolate.

Sorry, it’s late. These taste good.

Tuesdays With Dorie – Blueberry Brown Sugar Plain Cake

Posted in food on June 7, 2011 by hoagiefest 2020

Don’t know what makes this cake more “plain” than other cakes, considering it’s full of berries, sweetened with an alternative sugar, and made with a meringue base.

Still, this is great. Got a little dark around the one edge, but I just ate that edge. Problem solved!