Archive for January, 2012

Tuesdays With Dorie RESTITUTION – Black and White Chocolate Cake

Posted in food on January 31, 2012 by uglydudefood

This is one of those things that turned out so poorly that I’m not even going to try to take a good picture. Look! Gaze upon the disaster.

Something went terribly wrong with my white chocolate whipped cream, and it became White Chocolate Creamy Curds. As a result, they were denser than the airy whipped cream I was supposed to get, and I didn’t have enough to frost the sides – so I used the leftover chocolate pastry cream.

It’s ugly as a mutha, but how does it taste? Well, better than it looks, but worse than it should. Let’s leave it at that.

Tuesdays With Dorie REPLICANT – Perfection Pound Cake

Posted in food on January 25, 2012 by uglydudefood

This pound cake turned out wonderfully. A little dry, but that’s poundcake for you. I pounded this cake at midnight on Monday, let it cool on the rack until 2am, and went to sleep shortly thereafter. I am tired.

The poun dcake was a smash at work – I always know people really like something when they ask for the recipe. I served it with orange marmalade, apple jelly, and raspberry jam. A FULL SPREAD FOR THE POUNDCA KE.

This is a cake I made for a coworker’s birthday.

Sorry for the late post – I was having trouble uploading the pics 🙂

Tuesdays With Dorie RESURRECTION – Hidden Berry Cream Cheese Torte

Posted in food on January 17, 2012 by uglydudefood

This was a scrumptious, dense, rich dessert – very much a cheesecake, even though we call it a torte for some reason. The berries are raspberries, and the whole thing came out perfectly. The work unit tore the thing apart.

Tuesdays With Dorie RESIDUE – Brown Sugar Pecan Shortbreads

Posted in food on January 11, 2012 by uglydudefood

I did a lot of things wrong, you guys. I rolled these too thin. I didn’t put them anywhere near “apart” from one another on the baking sheets. I’m 95% certain that I didn’t refrigerate them for anything close to the minimum 2 hours recommended.

So here they are – shortbreads that melted together into four giant shortbreadish cookies, and then were cut apart. I apologize for everything.

Tuesdays With Dorie RETRO – Quintuple Chocolate Brownies

Posted in food on January 3, 2012 by uglydudefood

Although Tuesdays With Dorie as we know it is quintuple dead, I’ll stay true to my word. I’m going to finish this book, which means doing the recipes that the group originally baked from January 2008 through July 1, 2008 (minus a few that I baked as extra credit during my original run). It took a little doing (the list of already-made recipes seems to have disappeared from the Internet to make way for the new book – how soon we forget – although my pal Archive.org has an older version of the list available), but now I’m on the case.

The quintuple chocolate brownies pictured here (for those counting at home, that’s cocoa powder, unsweetened chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, milk chocolate, and white chocolate) are delicious. The white chocolate layer is not as thick, smooth, or pleasant as it looks in the book, but that’s not my MO anyway.

I almost screwed these up, and the whole thing went into the oven for three minutes before I realized that I had not added the dry ingredients. Thankfully, nothing had really heated up at that point and the brownies turned out great in another pan with flour, cocoa, and salt added.