Potato Tourte

I had some extra potatoes to use up and this recipe caught my eye, one that the group had already completed. “A tourte is France’s answer to our double-crusted pie”. It is made with two sheets of puff pastry. The center is filled with fresh herbs (I used dill and parsley), scallions, potatoes thinly sliced,…

Roasted Acorn Squash Wedges

Fall is finally here in California. With record heat for the past 3 months and wild fires a plenty I am so thrilled for the cooler weather and rain today! Squash is one of my favorite vegetables so I was looking forward to this recipe in Everyday Dorie. I had all the ingredients except the…

Carrément Chocolat, The Fancy Cake

This posting of Tuesdays with Dorie is bittersweet; we have come to the end of Baking Chez Moi. My husband said, “well start from the beginning again” which does sound like a good idea. I am not sure who has had more fun in this journey, me or my husband. This is the first Dorie…

Pain de GĂȘnes Buttons

Call me crazy but these are not cookies especially since Dorie says they are “a cross between a sponge and a pound cake”. These little almond buttons were for my almond-loving husband and he even helped by making the almond paste for me. We had almond flour in the house and with the addition of…

Bean and Tortilla Soup

This soup was a hit with the crowd and I liked it more than I thought I would. The soup requires a lot of ingredients and a bit of chopping but it was well worth the work. For the optional add-ins I included canned red beans, Greek yogurt, avocado, onion, red bell pepper, cheddar cheese,…

Honey-and-Tea Jammers

This cookie recipe was a team effort. I have been working and traveling (for work) and I knew I wouldn’t get it done without some assistance. My husband had the day off of work so he assisted in making the cookie dough, rolling it out and refrigerating it. All I had to do the next…

Parisian Macarons

My first turn at Parisian Macarons and I thought they turned out rather well. I went with pink and salted caramel filling. These were beloved by all and I think I will make them again with a new filling. Admittedly, I did not wait 24 hours before trying one:) I made the full recipe and…

Miso-Maple-Jammed Sweet Potatoes

We haven’t had sweet potatoes in a very long time so these were extra yummy for us. The jam was delicious and soaked into the sweet potato nicely. We will be making this side dish again. I paired these with Ponzu chicken (page 112) since the ponzu sauce was in both recipes. No one liked…

Thanksgiving Bars

Even though the season is autumn, it still feels like summer in California, triple digits are way too common. I always enjoy fall baking recipes and this one from Dorie’s cookies was right up my alley. My husband was lucky enough to find frozen cranberries, fresh have not hit the stores yet. Making homemade cranberry…

Salted-Chocolate Hot Fudge Sundaes

Chocolate and ice cream are our two favorite desserts. This one went over very well with the crowd. I made the salted chocolate bits but I am not sure it was worth it. This is the second time I have made salted chocolate and it just isn’t necessary for me. The fudge sauce is of…