Saturday, January 24, 2015

Soft Japanese Cheesecake

Today felt like a cheesecake kind of day, but more of the lighter Japanese souffle type of cheesecake kind of day.  This is really a moist and fluffy cheesecake that is pretty easy to make if you have all of your ingredients ready to go. I had all of the ingredients and some time so I decided to whip up a cake.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Edouard's Chocolate Chip Cookies (again)

I made Edouard's Chocolate Chip Cookies again. I think these are pretty good. They're crispy on the outside and a little soft in the middle. The almond flour adds a nice nutty flavor, too. I'm thinking these might taste good sprinkled with a little bit of salt on top, too. Maybe I'll try that next time.

Brown-Butter-and-Vanilla-Bean Weekend Cake

This week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is the Brown-Butter-and-Vanilla-Bean Weekend Cake. It is the very first recipe in Baking Chez Moi. It doesn't require many ingredients, but it makes a pretty tasty cake. I think that the rum was a little overpowering for my taste, so if I were to make it again, I'd omit it completely. 

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Granola Energy Bars

Happy New Year! The first Tuesdays with Dorie recipe of 2015 is for Granola Energy Bars. This was another first for me; I had eaten many energy bars before, but I never thought I would make them. What was interesting about this recipe was that it called for Brown Rice Syrup. I had never heard of such a thing until reading this recipe. Luckily I found it pretty easily at my local grocery store alongside the honey and syrup. I had to modify the recipe a little only because I did not have a 7x11 inch baking pan (I only have a 9x13 inch pan), so I increased everything by 35%.