Tuesday, February 23, 2010

TWD Rewind- Rick Katz’s Brownies for Julia

Ok, so this week's recipe is really supposed to be for Honey-Wheat cookies, some mixture of wheat germ, honey and lemon. Hmm. People on the P&Q said they were good, but I'm not buying it. So I decided to make Chocolatechic's Rick Katz’s Brownies for Julia since I missed it making cakes. Everyone said these were unbelievably gooey. Mine were pretty soft for a while, but after sufficient cooling and sitting out for a bit, they firmed up. Not really my favorite recipe- I subbed almond extract for the vanilla because I'm at my mom's and I couldn't find her vanilla. It was definitely too strong and I don't recommend it.
I like my brownies a little crispier on the edges and chewier in the centers. But you will have to definitely check out Chocolatechic's blog. Beautiful pictures, great recipes, and a great sense of humor!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

TWD- My Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

I LOVE chocolate chip cookies. My family loves chocolate chip cookies. 90% of the time when cookies are made at my house, they're chocolate chip. The other 10% of the time they're TWD. This is the first time I've made a different chocolate chip cookie than my absolute favorite. Dorie describes these as thin, crispy on the edges and chewy in the center. That is not the description of my ideal cookie. But they came out exactly as described. The first batch spread, and the edges were darker than I prefer, but they had to keep cooking because the centers were too gooey (even for my taste).
 The second and third batches were the same.
Hmm. Not the chunky, chewy thick kind I like.
After I baked them, I looked through the P&Q and this thin, flat cookie was the general consensus. My husband really liked these. Fresh from the oven with milk, they were yummy. Surprisingly, they were good the next day- the crispy edges had softened up and were just thin and chewy. Better. Head to Kait's blog for the recipe!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Dora cake

This was a Dora cake for Frances, who loves the letter "f."

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Snowflake Cake

Inspired by this design, this snowflake cake was for an 8th birthday:

Horse Cake

For Cody's 3rd birthday- a horse cake:

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Cub Scout Cake

ok, I don't know anything about Scouts, but here's the cake I made for the Blue Gold dinner:
So, sorry no TWD today. Maybe this weekend, though.