Friday, December 31, 2010

FFWD Week #14: Dorie's Go To Beef Daube

This dish is delicious, although I should have added more salt to mine. I used beef broth instead of the brandy and wine. I have to say that one of my favourite parts of this one was the carrots, they were soooo good! Right now there is a very tempting pan of Dorie's Chewy Chunky Blondies sitting on the counter... they are calling my name but I am doing my best to ignore them. For now.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

FFWD #13: Speculoos

I really enjoyed making these cookies, the dough came together easily and they smelled great while they were baking. These are lovely little spicy, crispy cookies, I'm very glad I tried them! Merry Christmas to all & to all a good night!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

FFWD Week #12: Leek & Potato Soup

Well, well, well, it is time for soup! This soup smelled *amazing* while it was cooking and it was all I could do to keep from burrying my head in the pot! I halved the recipe and am quite enjoying it - perfect for winter.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

All-in-One Holiday Bundt Cake

A few months ago I stumbled across a beautiful rose bundt pan at Value Village. I snatched it up with many plans of baking bundt cakes immedietly. However, I never got around to trying it out until a few weeks ago when I made the All-in-One Holiday Bundt Cake from Baking: From My Home to Yours. I've had my eye on this recipe ever since the Tuesday with Dorie baking group baked it over a year ago. I was scared stiff that the cake would stick to the bundt pan, but I buttered and floured the pan and the cake came out perfectly - thank goodness! I grated the apple instead of chopping it, and I think it was great that way. The cake was moist and flavourful and addictive so I gave it away. All except the many pieces that I stuffed myself with, naturally. See that lovely festive platter? Yep, thrift store too!! You can find the recipe for this lovely cake here!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

FFWD Week #11:Spiced Butter-Glazed Carrots

I'm not usually a fan of cooked carrots, but these ones were delicious and I am certain that I will be making them again!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

FFWD Week #10: Sweet & Spicy Cocktail Nuts

This week I made the Sweet & Spicy Cocktail Nuts. I should have followed the advice of other members of FFWD who made the nuts also – I should have doubled the recipe! Seriously easy, seriously good. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it! I followed the spice combination from the original recipe and used pecans and almonds - I can’t wait to try different flavour and nut combinations in the future. I stopped by Value Village today and along with some other goodies I picked up this awesome little yellow pitcher!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Buttermilk Pie

I skipped last week's French Friday with Dorie (shame on me!) and instead made this buttermilk pie. I would have made the Caramel Semolina Cake, which just wasn't appealing to me at the time. I do hope to try it someday though, as it does sounds good! Ever since I saw this pie on Joy the Baker, it's been in the back of my mind. I needed to find out what it tasted like! I finally made it last Friday, and was quite impressed! I think the blackberry sauce really makes complements the simple filling. I made half a batch of both the crust and the filling and used a 6 inch spring form. I had some crust left over, but the filling fit perfectly. I love Joy the Baker, she makes me extremely happy =). You can find the recipe here.