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.”

Matcha Financiers

Matcha Financiers

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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 matcha for a stronger flavor.

Poached Orange-Topped Cake (Odile's Fresh Orange Cake)

Poached Orange-Topped Cake (Odile’s Fresh Orange Cake)

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One of the recipes for the Tuesdays with Dorie group assigned for March is Odile’s Fresh Orange Cake. I decided to make that cake and also go one step further and try Dorie’s Bonne Idée and make a Poached Orange-Topped Cake.  Odile’s Fresh Orange Cake tastes very un-American to me, because it’s not a very sweet and fluffy cake; it tastes natural and has a nice […]

Hot Chocolate Panna Cotta

Hot Chocolate Panna Cotta

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One of this month’s Tuesdays with Dorie assignments is making Hot Chocolate Panna Cotta from Baking Chez Moi by Dorie Greenspan. This was given the name “Hot Chocolate Panna Cotta” because it reminded Dorie of a hot chocolate she had from a Parisian cafe. I thought I knew what this meant after reading her description of the recipe, but after tasting this, I really understood why this recipe […]

Raspberry-Lemon Squares

Raspberry-Lemon Squares

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This month the Tuesdays with Dorie group got to choose between baking Lemon Squares, French Style and a Fluted Carrot-Tangerine Cake with Tangerine Glaze in any order. Since I already made the latter, it was time to make some lemon squares! I decided to bake Raspberry-Lemon Squares, which is basically a spin off of the Lemon Squares recipe in Baking Chez Moi.