Mocha-Almond Torte

This week’s selection comes from Dorie’s current book, Baking with Dorie. We were invited to our friends house for Passover dinner, I usually bring a dessert. This mocha almond torte was a welcome addition to the meal. Dorie’s version uses walnuts but my family does not like walnuts so I substituted for almonds which Dorie…

Lick-the-Pot Chocolate Pudding Pie

It looked perfect, it sliced perfect and it tasted perfect. I can’t think of anything we didn’t like about this chocolate pudding pie. I gleefully purchased the Biscoff cookies for the crust and according to my husband it was the best crust ever. There was a fair amount of chopping of chocolate and stiring of…

Peanut-Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, Paris Style

Admittedly, when I nominated this recipe all I saw was peanut butter, chocolate and cookie. I did not notice the number of additional steps:) Since I voted for this I decided to dive deep and do all the components. Brittle, Praline Sprinkle and Spread To make the brittle, recipe calls for a nonstick baking sheet…

Chocolate-Pecan Cookies

Baking from 3 Dorie cookbooks has proved problematic for me especially with my work travel schedule. I have fallen behind in the cookie baking schedule this month. I was able to knock these out before my recent trip. I decided to skip the topping for time’s sake. These were easy to make with nice chocolate…

S’Mores Ice Cream Cake

I can’t think of a better way to enjoy the holiday weekend than this ice cream cake. We enjoyed making and eating it. The crust is made of graham crackers, peanuts, butter and sugar. It is chilled in the freezer and then baked until brown. I went with Dorie’s suggestion of vanilla, coffee and chocolate…

Zan’s Birthday Cookies

To enjoy this cookie you need to be a chocolate and coconut lover. This is a three layer cookie; brownie-like bottom, coconut cream center and a chocolate crumble topping. All the layers need to be prepped in advanced and chilled. I made all three layers in one day and then baked the following day. A…

One Big Break-Apart Chipper

Our latest cookie recipe comes from Dorie’s latest book Baking with Dorie. This espresso, cinnamon and cardamom flavored cookie is rolled into one big cookie. I did not worry about shape or size when I rolled it out but when I went to fit it into my baking pan it did not fit. I trimmed…

Mochaccino Muffins

Coffee, coffee, coffee. Buzz, buzz, buzz. They don’t call me CafeMom for nothing, I love me a good cup of Joe. Combining my two favorite foods chocolate and coffee this recipe has cocoa powder, ground coffee, coffee extract and semisweet chocolate. The ingredients need to come to room temperature before baking so planning ahead is…

Espresso Chocolate Sabl├ęs

Coffee. Chocolate. Cookie. Yes Please! All of my favorite ingredients in one cookie, what’s not to like? We have made plenty sables together as a group; both little and big. I don’t think I could pick a favorite but those with chocolate rise to the top. To see what others thought head over to Tuesdays…

Portofignos

Portofignos are a fruit and nut version of Dorie’s World Peace Cookie. The recipe calls for walnuts but I substituted for pecans and I had to substitute the port red wine for Sirah as that is what I had. I actually didn’t taste any of the wine in the baked cookie but no matter these…