Tuesday, April 28, 2009

TWD: Chocolate Cream Tart

This week's pick was made by Kim of Scrumptious Photography. I've been a little overloaded with chocolate this month but I knew I had to give this a try. Luckily next month there is only one recipe with chocolate. I love chocolate but I need some variety sometimes!

This was very chocolaty. The filling reminded me of chocolate pudding. I only thought that the crust was ok. Might have to do with the fact that I used my last eggs up and didn't have one left for it. So instead I just added enough whole milk for it to come together. I really need to get a food processor some day. Then I wouldn't mind making crusts as much.

I bet the tart would be really good with the whipped cream topping but I forgot to get some at the store so I just left it off. I'm sure I would have liked the tart a little more if I didn't leave it off. I would have help cut some of the chocolate. This will just be a lesson learned. Don't wait until the last minute and make sure I have everything I need!

Anyways go check out what other bakers have done this week.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

TWD: Four Star Chocolate Bread Pudding

I love bread pudding so I was really excited to make this week's recipe. Lauren of Upper east side chronicle made this delicious pick. I don't think that I've ever made bread pudding before but it was so easy that I don't know why I haven't tried making it before! I really liked this bread pudding. It was chocolaty but not too chocolaty and I liked that there was some extra custard on the bottom of the large dish I had made.

I used all whole milk and left out the heavy cream because I didn't have any and I thought that it would be rich enough without it. I used more raisins than called for and also sprinkled some dried cranberries on top. I really liked the dried cranberries in this. I think next time I will just add dried cranberries and leave out the raisins.

This was really good right out of the oven and even better cold. I hate to admit it but I had some for breakfast. Please don't judge unless you've tried this. It's good, it was really good. Anyways go check out what other bakers have done this week.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

TWD: 15 Minute Magic: Chocolate Amaretti Torte

This week's pick was made by Holly of Phe/MOM/enon. Another great pick this week that I would not have tried otherwise if it were not for this great group! The torte is very rich and would definitely remedy a chocolate craving. I thought it was really good warm. I smelled so good out of the oven that I couldn't wait for it to cool or for the glaze to cool. I think this would be really good with some vanilla ice cream or a tall glass of ice cold milk. YUM!

Of course I didn't follow the recipe exactly because I rarely do. I don't have a food processor so I think that my almonds were in larger pieces than they were supposed to be. I didn't have any Amaretti so I used some glutten free pecan shortbread cookies so that my friend could have some too. For the glaze I didn't want to use the heavy cream called for so I just used whole milk. I think that could explain why my glaze was more like chocolate milk. My torte ended up sitting in a pool of glaze. Not very attractive but so good when I spooned the glaze over slices of the torte.

Go check out what other bakers have done this week.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

World Peace Cookies

I decided to skip this week's TWD because I've made the banana cream pie before and didn't really feel like having it again. Don't get me wrong it's really good, really really good but I wanted something different. I had skipped the world peace cookies before and regretted it because everyone was saying how good they were. So on the weekend I decided to whip up a batch.

For some reason my cookies came out a little flat. I'm not sure why but they were still good! They were really good warm out of the oven with a glass of cold milk. They were still really good today a few days later. I'm glad I made these. They are probably not something that I would make all the time but they would fix a chocolate craving in a hurry! I won't post the recipe since you can easily find it all over the web. You can find it here if you don't feel like searching for it.