Monthly Archives: March, 2012

FFwD: Cocoa Sablés

Cocoa Sablés appeared to be an easy recipe. After reading the recipe this week I had a vision of lovely, crisp chocolate cookies with a crystal sugar rim.   Dorie cautions us not to over mix; maybe that’s what was wrong with mine.  When I got to the point when I was instructed to cut the …

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TWD-BWJ: Irish Soda Bread

Our assignment for this Tuesdays with Dorie is Irish Soda Bread.  It’s very interesting how four very simple ingredients: flour, soda, salt, and buttermilk can be transformed into a crusty, comforting loaf of bread.  There are hundreds of recipes and variations available for Irish soda bread. There are a myriad  of articles that have been …

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FFwD: Cheese Souffle

   Our challenge this week: Cheese Souffle.   I’ve eaten many dessert souffles but never a cheese souffle.  I’ve heard so many times that the timing is so crucial that I’ve never considered trying to prepare one myself. According to Dorie the souffle has an undeserved “reputation for fussiness” that keeps many cooks from attempting …

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FFwD: Saint Germain des pres Onion Biscuits

     Our project this Friday: biscuits.  Well, we know biscuits.  These have an added ingredient: onion.  It was interesting that Dorie instructs us to just soften the onion rather than caramelize it.  She also adds sugar which I’ve never added to biscuits before. Dorie also tells us to use a biscuit cutter just 1″ …

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TWD-BWJ: Rugelach

     Our project for this week is contributing baker Lauren Groveman’s Rugelach.  These were definitely not my mother-in-law’s rugelach.  When my husband and I were first married I think we had an endless supply of rugelach and/or schnecken. Every week there were pretty tins of prepared treats to take home after Friday night dinner. …

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FFwD: Roasted Salmon and Lentils

Oh what a joyful dinner! Darling son is home for spring break and it was so special to have all four of us around the table enjoying a great dinner and each other.  Preparing this meal gave me something to do other than worry about son driving home as wind, thunderstorms, and tornadoes moved through …

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