Tuesday, February 17, 2009

TwD- Devils Food White Out Cake

This week's recipe.. I believe a much anticipated recipe
by many, was chosen by 
Stephanie from Confessions of a City Eater

I baked this cake for our New Year's Eve celebration and
got good results. My boyfriends family really enjoyed it
although I'm not sure if they liked it more than the 
Berry Surprise cake.

To tell you the truth I don't remember if I had any issues 
with this cake. The frosting came out perfect and the cake
came out moist and delicious. I thought no one would ever 
pick this cake so I just decided to go ahead and make it and
it's fantastic. 

Hope everyone else enjoyed this cake as much as I did. The 
cake was renamed by my bf's family and is now known as 
"The Oreo cake". They say it looks similar to an Oreo cookie
which is kinda true. 

Don't forget to check out all of the other TWD member bloggs!! 

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

TwD- Floating Islands

According to Dorie, this desert is a French classic
.. and because of its great taste I must say it will 
become a classic here at home too. The dessert is 
composed of meringue puffs and a cream called 
Créme Anglaise

This recipe was chosen by Shari of Whisk: a food blog
Thank you Shari for helping me discover this great dessert. 

I thought making this recipe was fairly easy. The only 
thing that kinda drove me mad was making those little 
islands. I just couldn't get them to look "pretty". I just 
gave up and decided that the island on the recipe book 
didn't look that perfect either and felt just a tad better 
about mine. I absolutely loved the Créme Anglaise.. it 
has a great taste and I was even happier that this recipe 
called for no chocolate at all. Again.. I apologize if I offend 
any chocolate lovers. I just wanted something with out 
chocolate :)  

The whole recipe is super easy to make.. it just takes a 
little patience which I'm not really known to have, but 
if I could do it so can you.  I greatly recommend anyone 
to try this recipe out because I know you'll love it too! 
You can find the recipe HERE

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bloggers HERE

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

TWD- World Peace Cookies

The recipe for this week was chosen by Jessica of 
cookbookhabit. Great pick by the way! 

The recipe for this week was fairly easy... and with the busy 
agenda that I had, it gave me just enough time since it 
was quick and easy.I have to say though that I am not a very 
big fan of chocolate. I willeat it, but that's if I have a big c
raving for it. I did think that the cookies were just a little 
bit too chocolaty for me.. but they had a good taste. I was 
tempted to leave them baking for a bit more than the recipe 
called for but then remembered that the book said they 
would look a bit undercooked. After they cooled down 
though, they held their shape better. The cookies were 
super moist which was one thing I did love about them. 
I took a bite after they had completely cooled down and 
the chocolate oozed from inside of it.. 
it was pretty cool. I'm guessing that if it had been a 
chocolate chip cookie it would have been better for me 
since they have less chocolate but don't get me wrong, 
they taste great! I actually only baked one roll.. the 
other one is waiting in thefridge. I had no problem 
shaping the roll since the dough came together fairly 
easy. I almost forgot to incorporate the chopped chocolate 
because I was being careful not to over work the dough 
but in the end they came together fine. I made the dough 
a day before I made the cookies and left it in the fridge to 
rest. The next day I took it out and it was pretty solid and 
it made the cutting a lot easier although they did crumble 
just a bit. Even if I'm not a chocolate lover I did think the 
cookies were good. 

I hope everyone enjoyed their cookies and don't forget 
to check out the other TWD blogs!

Sorry for offending any chocolate lovers out there by 
saying they were too chocolaty, I'm just not the biggest 
fan of chocolate :)