Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Chocolate Espresso Shortcake

This week I made these fun little shortbread cookies.  I mostly followed the recipe as Dorie instructed, but I did make one change- instead of pressing the cookies into a plastic baggie, I ended up pressing the cookies between some parchment paper into a glass baking dish.  It worked out great and I saved a little plastic from going into the landfill.  

I shared these at our Meet and Greet MOPS meeting on Monday and they were a hit!

If you want to make some you can find the recipe on this blog: Life's too short not to eat dessert first  Or in Dorie Greenspan's cookbook Baking From My House To Yours.

Hope you are enjoying the last days of summer!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Oatmeal Breakfast Bread

This scrumptious Oatmeal Breakfast Bread was delicious!  It had the consistency similar to bread pudding, so moist.  I added plump raisins and topped with a sugar pecan crumble.  Upon baking the crumble turned into flaky crispy candied pecans.  It was very tasty.  I took it to Retrouvaille to share with our couples.  This was the last slice!  I saved it to share with you.

Thank you Natalie at Oven Love for picking this weeks recipe!  Check out her blog to find the recipe or find it in Dorie Greenspan's Baking From My Home to Yours. 

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Chocolate Ganache Ice Cream

Creamy, decadent, and delicious.  

This is a small bowl with small scoops, because this ice-cream is so rich that is all you need.  Funny Dorie, says we can keep this in a covered container for two weeks.  Like it will last that long.  

I used Callebaut chocolate, and left it with out toppings or filings.  I wanted to try it in all it's splendor first.  I'm not sad.  Find the recipe in Dorie Greenspans' book Cooking with Dorie, From My House To Yours on page 430.  Or check here on  Katrina's blog Baking and Boys.

Hope your summer is going swimmingly!