Tuesday, March 31, 2009

TWD: Coconut Butter Thins

This week's pick was made by Jayne of The Barefoot Kitchen Witch. Go over and visit her for the recipe and check out her great blog! I was a little afraid that I wouldn't like the end result as I was making these. I thought that the lime zest would be a little over powering of the other flavors. But happily I was wrong! These turned out really good! I've gotten rave reviews from everyone.

I basically followed the recipe but I didn't have any coriander so I left that out. For one batch of cookies I sprinkled them with turbinado sugar. I liked the extra sweetness on the cookies but I liked the plain ones as well. I think this would be good with lemon zest as well so I may have to experiment with this recipe. I will definitely be making these again.

Another great pick this week! Go check out what other bakers have done this week.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

TWD: Blueberry Crumb Cake

This weeks pick was made by Sihan of Befuddlement so head over there to see what she's done this week and to get the recipe. I wasn't too motivated to bake this week and that's why I procrastinated so long. I was going to skip this week totally but felt like I needed to get my butt back into baking. So after work today I just sucked it up and started baking.

I didn't change that much in the recipe. I used milk instead of buttermilk because that's what I had. Also I only had 1 cup of frozen blueberries so I added a cup of frozen mixed berries as well. I really liked how the topping became really crunchy. I'm looking forward to having this for breakfast with a cup of tea.

Go check out what other bakers have done this week!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

TWD: French Yogurt Mini Cakes

I know it's been a little while since I last posted but I'm back and hopefully will be posting somewhat regularly again. One can hope! I missed that last two TWD so I knew I had to bake this week. These little cakes came out really good! I didn't have marmalade so I made some glaze using powdered sugar and lemon juice. I liked the tartness the glaze gave the little cakes.

I left out the ground almonds and used all flour instead. I'm sure it would be good with the nutty flavor as well but I wasn't really feeling like nuts. I also added the juice of half a lemon to the batter and used the other half for the glaze.

This week's pick was made by Liliana of My Cookbook Addiction. Go over and check out the recipe there and go check out what other bakers have done this week!