Archive for August, 2009
Its Tuesday and I’m posting my Tuesday With Dorie recipe!! Whoohoo! I’m not late this week!!!!
There has been a lot of lovely feedback on how Fall-ish this recipe is and I will not disagree. Cinnamon and allspice with apples will always conjur images of Fall for me. I love Fall but am not sure I love it in August. Regardless, these bars are yummy!! Very moist and the perfect amount of sweetness. The best part? Its made in one bowl and no mixer required! I don’t know why but I hate dragging out my mixer. I realize it makes life so much easier but I just dread it for some odd reason.
Anyway, on to my tweaks to the recipe. The only thing I did was left out the nuts. I think I’ve stated this previously but my neice has severe nut allergies so I avoid using them as much as possible. Plus, I don’t LOVE them so no love lost there. I did not line the pan with parchment as indicated in the recipe. I should have. Don’t be lazy like me. Follow the directions. I did not have heavy cream and couldn’t justify spending the money for 2.5 TBS of it so I swapped in half and half for the glaze. Still tastes good! The glaze is very thin, and not like the picture. I’ve read its from putting it on while the cake is still warm and it gets absorbed. I also read that doubling the glaze helps alleviate this problem.
So, try this recipe. Its worth it! For this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie selection, you can find the recipe on Karen’s blog: Something Sweet by Karen or look on page 117 of Dorie’s book, Baking: From My Home to Yours.
So, here I am, a day late yet again for my TWD posting. I just can’t help it… By the time I got these beauties covered in chocolate and their pics taken, I had to leave the house to deliver them to my chocolate loving nieces and get to my martial arts classes. So, I post late again. Better than not posting at all, yes?
This recipe was super easy and just uses one bowl. I made some slight modifications. I left out the orange zest because I had no oranges. Instead of 2.5 oz. of bittersweet chocolate, I used 1 oz. bittersweet and 2 oz. semi-sweet. I am not a huge lover of dark chocolate so I had to kick up the sweetness level a bit! Also, I didn’t have any white chocolate as that darn stuff tends to jump into my mouth everytime I buy some. What the heck? LOL. So I melted some regular chocolate chips and used those with some cutie star sprinkles. These were a HUGE hit with my sister and her girls. I will be making them again! Next time I will make a variety of flavors like cherry, mint, and peanut butter. YUM!!
So after a somewhat long sabbatical, I am back. I have been baking but I keep forgetting to post and/or forget to take pics before its all gobbled up! I did make the last TWD, the vanilla ice cream but had no pics and forgot to post. And I’m posting on a Wednesday because, yes, I forgot yesterday! I need my blog to be able to meow at me like the cats do when they are hungry! haha.
So this cake was SUPER delicious. I gave some (most) to my TKD instructor and he and his family had it gobbled up within 30 minutes of it arriving home!! His brother said it was some of the best banana cake he’s ever had. So moral of the story? BAKE IT! Its so delicious! It will definitely be a fall back recipe for me when I need to use some black bananas! Very moist and dense. Wish I still had some laying around!