Cake

Tarte Tropézienne

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One of this month’s Tuesdays With Dorie assignments is the Tarte Tropézienne from Baking Chez Moi by Dorie Greenspan. It’s like a brioche cake with a delicious cream filling, and topped with pearl sugar. It sounds odd, but it’s really nom-worthy. This is supposed to be a beautiful cake, but mine turned out looking very “rustic.”

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Mizu Shingen Mochi (Water Cake)

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Water Cake

Mizu Shingen Mochi, or water cake, is like nothing I’ve eaten before. It’s like eating a gelatinous blob of water that changes from solid to liquid the moment it goes in your mouth. It’s definitely a fun dessert to make and eat. My water cake didn’t look like the works of art I’ve seen on Japanese websites, but […]

Strawberry

Jammer Galette

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Jammer Galette

I can describe the Jammer Galette as a gigantic shortbread cookie with jam on top of it, covered with a layer of buttery streusel. This is another Tuesdays with Dorie assignment and the recipe for this is not very different from the cookie-sized Jammers (by Dorie) found on bon apetit.

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Victoria Sponge Cake

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Victoria Sponge Cake

The Victoria Sponge is a classic British tea-time cake that is said to have been a favorite of Queen Victoria. I have seen a version of the Victoria Sponge Cake that has two layers of sponge cake that sandwich fresh whipped cream and jam, and another that uses fresh fruits instead of jam. Some recipes use raspberries […]

Cupcakes

Matcha Financiers

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Matcha Financiers

Matcha Financiers from Baking Chez Moi was the second assignment for March (the first was Odile’s Fresh Orange Cake) for the Tuesdays with Dorie group. Dorie Greenspan’s recipe resulted in light, fluffy mini-muffins with a subtle matcha taste.  I will make these again, but I’ll make a note to myself now to use 2 tsp of […]

Brownies

Chewy Brownies

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Chewy Brownies

This recipe for Chewy Brownies is another winner from America’s Test Kitchen! The goal, at least for me, was to make brownies from scratch that at least matched my favorite box brownies. Needless to say, these brownies were outstanding and there is no need for me to buy brownie mix anymore. These brownies ended up […]