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Brown-Butter-and-Vanilla-Bean Weekend Cake

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This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is the Brown-Butter-and-Vanilla-Bean Weekend Cake. It is the very first recipe in Baking Chez Moi. It doesn’t require many ingredients, but it makes a pretty tasty cake. I think that the rum was a little overpowering for my taste, so if I were to make it again, I’d omit […]

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Granola Energy Bars

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Happy New Year! The first Tuesdays with Dorie recipe of 2015 is for Granola Energy Bars. This was another first for me; I had eaten many energy bars before, but I never thought I would make them. What was interesting about this recipe was that it called for Brown Rice Syrup. I had never heard […]

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Gingerbread Buche de Noel

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This seemingly simple cake was quite a project! Thanks to Tuesdays with Dorie, I pushed myself to make this recipe (which I initially overlooked immediately after seeing it in Baking Chez Moi because it looked too complicated for me).  This cake turned out to be more fun to make than I thought!  There were 4 steps […]

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The Rugelach That Won Over France

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Before I purchased Baking Chez Moi, I had never heard of Rugelach.  To be honest, I’m still not 100% sure if I’m pronouncing it right (is the “ch” silent?). What I do know is that The Rugelach That Won Over France is currently the recipe of the week on Tuesdays with Dorie! I compared this recipe […]

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World Peace Cookies

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I saw the recipe for these World Peace Cookies all over the internet and had to try them for myself.  This recipe is the work of Pierre Herme and Dorie Greenspan. They know how to make a serious cookie! Dorie wrote in her book, Baking From My Home To Yours, “When I included these in Paris […]

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Cranberry Crackle Tart

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The photo in BCM of this Cranberry Crackle Tart was the reason why I wanted to try it out for myself – not so much for the baking experience, but to see what this combination of flavors would be like.  It’s a tart with a layer of jam, topped off with a combination of meringue and […]

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Apple Weekend Cake

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Although there was no photo in Baking Chez Moi for this Apple Weekend Cake, I had a general idea of what it was supposed to look like.  According to Dorie, the French use the term “weekend cake” because that’s how long these cakes will last before being completely devoured.  I also learned from her book that […]

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Caramelized Rice Krispies

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I wanted to make another recipe from Dorie Greenspan’s Baking Chez Moi called “Crispy-Topped Brown Sugar Bars.”  She said that it can be made one of 2 ways: 1) by using Rice Krispies straight out of the box, or 2) by putting just a little more effort into it and caramelizing Rice Krispies first.  I decided to […]

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Crispy-Topped Brown Sugar Bars

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I was going through Dorie Greenspan’s latest book, Baking Chez Moi, and this recipe caught my attention.  It’s basically a brown sugar bar/cookie with  a layer of chocolate, and topped with caramelized Rice Krispies.  Words don’t do this justice! If you have BCM, I highly recommend using caramelized Rice Krispies instead of cereal straight out […]