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…

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…

Caramelized Cinnamon-Milk Chocolate Tart

I have been looking forward to this tart for a very long time and I was not disappointed and neither was my family. Armed with my cinnamon from Costa Rica, one of my friends bought for me, I delved into this recipe. A quarter of a cup of sugar is caramelized with two cinnamon sticks….

Double-Mint Milk Chocolate Mousse and Gelee

Mint is not my husband’s favorite flavor, he prefers I not use fresh mint in dishes and mint chocolate chip would not be his ice cream of choice. On the other hand my son and I love all thinks mint so I jumped into this recipe from Baking Chez Moi with both feet. I don’t…

Biarritz Cookies

This week on Tuesdays with Dorie we are baking from Dorie’s Cookies. Biarritz cookies are a soft cookie made from almond flour, flour, confectioners’ sugar, butter, milk, egg whites that have been whipped up and sugar. The cookies are then pipped on to a tray. I followed Dorie’s instructions and made my first batch the…

Peanut Butter and Fudge Brownies

This week on Tuesday with Dorie we are divining deep into chocolate, thank goodness for Trader Joe’s Pound Plus Chocolate Bars. These fudge brownies have a whopping 17 ounces of chocolate and butter, lots of butter. When my husband read the recipe he said “these are going to be rich”. This is a three layer…

Chocolate Pot de Crème

Tuesdays with Dorie members were tasked with making Tea and Honey Pots de Crème this week. Since I have not been fond of our latest tea flavored recipes I thought I would make one of Dorie’s Bonne Idee. There were three to choose from; vanilla, chocolate and caramel and I chose chocolate. As expected these…

Hazelnut Crescents

These are one of my favorite cookies, I have been making them for probably twenty years. The recipe comes from Chocolate cooking with the world’s best ingredient by Christine McFadden and Christine France. The book was a gift and I have made many chocolate treats from it. As I was trying to keep busy from…

Carrement Chocolat, The Simple Loaf

We are a chocolate loving family and I knew this loaf cake would go over well. My son asked if there was any ‘funny’ stuff in it and I said nothing but chocolate. This cake is made very different from other cakes, a food processor is the main piece of equipment. Softened butter, eggs and…