Tuesday, April 20, 2010

TWD - Sweet Cream Biscuits

This week Melissa of Love At First Bite chose Sweet Cream Biscuits from page 23 of Dorie Greenspan's "Baking: From My Home to Yours". I was delighted to find the recipe for these biscuits because they use cream instead of buttermilk and I almost always have cream in the refrigerator but buttermilk ... not so much. I've made them several times and they are easy and delicious. This time around, I brushed the tops with a bit of butter and sprinkled them with turbinado sugar for strawberry shortcakes topped with brown sugar whipped cream.

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

TWD - Mocha Walnut Marbled Bundt Cake

This weeks selection is from Erin of When in Doubt…Leave it at 350. She picked Mocha-Walnut Marbled Bundt Cake which can be found on pages 180 and 181 of Dorie Greenspan's "Baking: From My Home to Yours". This was another super easy bundt cake and it was delicious. Of course, my cake looks nothing like Dorie's cake does! The directions instruct you to combine "just less than half" of the plain batter with the chocolate mixture. Eyeballing measurements is simply not one of my many talents! So my cake has more and paler chocolate ... really, what's the problem?? Although Dorie recommends baking the cake for 65 to 70 minutes, mine was done at 50 minutes. I also added a bittersweet chocolate glaze to my bundt cake to jazz it up a bit

I brought this cake into the office in the wee hours of the morning (practically fresh from the oven!) so I don't have any pictures to share today. Thanks for visiting my blog and please check out the rest of the TWD bakers to see how they did this week.

Updated 4-7-10: I managed to get a pretty good ginkgo pattern!