Archive for March, 2012

Tuesdays With Dorie OLD SCHOOL – Gooey Chocolate Cakes

Posted in Uncategorized on March 27, 2012 by uglydudefood

Perhaps better known as “molten chocolate cakes,” these are extremely simple small chocolate treats filled with more chocolate.  The primary ingredient, by weight, is chocolate.  You’d better like chocolate.

The recipe very adamantly calls for “high quality bittersweet chocolate,” which means as always that I’ll use generic-brand chocolate chips.

As you can see, the perfect compliment to molten chocolate cakes is chocolate syrup.  Much to my surprise, I actually own chocolate syrup for some reason – and it’s not even expired!

Tuesdays With Dorie Old School – FLAN FLAN FLAN

Posted in food on March 20, 2012 by uglydudefood

I’ve never been the biggest flan fan, and that’s because every place that I’ve ever been to that serves flan also serves something called “fried ice cream supreme.” Supreme! Why bother with flan?

This flan was pretty good. The custard is simple (eggs, sugar, vanilla, milk, cream, vanilla). The whole thing is quick to throw together. Best of all, there is some fun baking science here – you put the caramel (which hardens immediately) in the custard cup first, and then the egg mix. Then you bake it, cool it, and flip it upside down, and somehow you have that magic caramel liquid goodness that’s always on top of flan. I always just assumed there was some sweaty guy in the back of the restaurant with a bucket full of caramel. THE CARAMEL IS A SPECIAL PART OF THE FLAN.

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Tuesdays With Dorie Old School – Brioche Raisin Snails

Posted in food on March 13, 2012 by uglydudefood

These snails were scrumptious, and the brioche came out better than the golden brioche loaves although as you may be able to tell, they were a bit overdone. The rum raisins turned out good, and the pastry cream was smooth as advertised.

Tuesdays With Dorie – Russian Grandma’s Apple Pie-Cake or Something

Posted in food on March 6, 2012 by uglydudefood

The recipe called for “decorating sugar” and I had red and green sugar from Christmas cookies. Therefore: red!

This is pretty okay. I prefer apple pie and apple cake, but this is a tasty thing on its own.