Caramelized-Coffee Bean Pots de Creme

This week on Tuesdays with Dorie we are tackling one of three Pots de Creme we have left on the list. This dessert is definitely for the coffee lover. The special part of this recipe is caramelizing the coffee beans in sugar while not setting off the fire alarm. Whole milk and cream are steeped…

Croquets

Dorie says “These might win the prize for being the crunchiest cookies in the French canon.” I agree with Dorie that these are a nutty, crunchy and sweet cookie. A mere few ingredients blended to make these crunchy cookies that look like biscotti but are not. Egg whites, sugar and a little salt are blended…

Cream Cheese and Toast Tartlets

Our latest baking adventure for Tuesdays with Dorie are these cream cheese and toast tartlets. I am a sucker for a tartlet so I was looking forward to these minified versions. The cream cheese filling is lighter than traditional cheesecake as it is not baked but whipped with heavy cream. So yes light in texture…

Petite Apple Croustades

These petite packages were a fun way to usher in a new season. This is an apple filled dessert with phyllo dough. I used a mix of apples; Gala, Fuji and Golden Delicious. I flavored mine with brandy as that is the alcohol I had on hand. Despite Dorie’s modifications from the original, this is…

Caramel-Topped Rice Pudding Cake

My rice loving husband voted for this recipe so I enlisted his help in making it. We usually make rice in a rice cooker so making rice on the stove by hand was a labor of love. I put my husband in charge of the caramel, my least favorite thing to do, and it came…

Fall-Market Galette

I had anticipated having to make substitutions for this week’s baking assignment, Fall-Market Galette, but the stars were aligned and I found all ingredients. Black seedless grapes, Italian plums (I used Empress), and fresh figs were the basis for this fall galette. Galettes are an easy way to make a pie; roll out dough, chill,…

Tiramisu Tart

Espresso, mascarpone, tart. Yes please. I sent my husband to our local Italian market for Savoiardi Lady Fingers and mascarpone, he came back successful for both. After reviewing those that had already baked this tart, I decided to go with Dorie’s regular sweet tart dough. The tiramisu filling for this tart uses eggs that will…