Archive for May, 2012

Tuesdays With Dorie – Pecan Honey Sticky Buns

Posted in Uncategorized on May 30, 2012 by hoagiefest 2020

I am on vacation in Ocean City, but much like last year’s honeymoon, you’re still getting timely posts. I love you.


I love these – pecan honey sticky buns. Super easy, since I still had a frozen ball of brioche dough from the brioche raisin snails.

I know I didn’t show a finished pic from last week – here are the madeleines.


Tuesdays With Dorie – Traditional Madeleines

Posted in Uncategorized on May 22, 2012 by hoagiefest 2020


Okay, so they’re not done. It’s midnight, and I’m not waiting until their 3-hour fridge rest is over to bake them. I’m going to bed. I’ll have a full picture in the next post.

Tuesdays With Wednesdays With Dorie With Mike – Florida Pie

Posted in Uncategorized on May 16, 2012 by hoagiefest 2020

Not sure what a Florida pie is? It takes all the worst things about Florida and combines them into one pie: tanning lotion, alligator, Casey Anthony, and Miami. Just kidding. It takes the best things about Florida, like coconut, key limes, and meringues? And Disney World?

The pie is very easy to make (Dorie even recommends using a store-bought graham cracker crust in her recipe, although I made my own). Bake a pie crust. Fill it with coconut cream. Top it with key lime filling. Top with meringue. Blowtorch the sin out of it.


The meringue is the reason for my Wednesday post – I always take desserts into work the next day, and the recipe says I should only freeze it for three hours after cooking the meringue, so an overnight freeze was out of the question. So I woke up early and meringued it.

Also relevant: I made not one, but two more of the peanut butter tortes from last week (one for each mother’s day celebration I attended) and also Dorie’s basic marbled loaf cake (for a brother who doesn’t like cinnamon, and a sister who is allergic to peanuts.

AND, our first anniversary was on Monday. As such, we got to take the wedding cake topper out of the freezer and demolish it. Here’s a before picture (I don’t have an after picture for you; it’s not pretty). The topper was made by my super artistic sister-in-law, Ashlee.


And here’s a reminder of my cupcakes and Ashlee’s topper, all working together.

It’s been a great year – one of those years that has gone by very fast, but also one that seems much longer – in a good way, like Rachel and I are an old married couple. Here’s to ninety more!

Tuesdays With Dorie RETRO – Peanut Butter Torte

Posted in Uncategorized on May 9, 2012 by hoagiefest 2020

Okay, so I missed my Tuesday deadline. It’s bound to be Tuesday o’clock somewhere. Besides, I’ve seen the numbers and the reports; the ratings have shrunk drastically since I moved the site (like switching a show from CBS to the CW). So who cares?


This isn’t the final look of the thing, because it needs a ganache topping and it needs to be unmolded. But since it’s already 12:30am, and since I won’t be able to ganache the thing until at least 3am, I’m calling it a night. A NIGHT.

MORNING UPDATE 2000! Here’s the Finnish product.


Tuesdays With Dorie RETRO – Ricotta Polenta Cake

Posted in Uncategorized on May 2, 2012 by hoagiefest 2020

This cake was pretty good – surprisingly rich for a teacake, with a strong honey and lemon flavor which complimented the dates well.


Getting down to the nitty gritty here, gang. Only about two months’ worth of recipes left. WHAT WILL WE DO THEN?