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TWD: Baking with Julia ~ Rugelach!

March 6, 2012
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Hello friends! I am back with my first post as a Tuesdays with Dorie member. This group will be baking from the cookbook Baking with Julia by Dorie Greenspan and this week’s recipe is rugelach. The dough is made with cream cheese and its filled with an apricot lekvar, chopped dried fruit, nuts and chocolate chips.

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Banana mini bundt cakes

January 13, 2012
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December was bundt baking month. I got a new bundt pan from Music Man [along with this pink beauty and other rad kitchen stuff] and for Christmas I got myself two more: medium and mini. The other day I saw a bunch of bananas with black spots on my counter and I knew it was the perfect […]

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Micro greens and beet salad with goat cheese ~ FFwD ~ Goaterie!

July 1, 2011
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Today’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe is chunky beets and icy red onions, page 123 from Around my French Table. I always have beets in my fridge but I rarely cook them. Juiced with apples and carrots, they add a nice pink color and sweet earthy flavor I adore. I skipped the onions, served over micro […]

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Cola and Jam Spareribs – French Fridays with Dorie.

June 10, 2011
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This week’s recipe is Cola and Jam Spareribs from page 280. I wasn’t too excited about this recipe but my dad was coming for lunch today so I decided to make these for him. The ribs are rubbed with chinese five spice, pepper, ginger and salt. Then you add a glaze made with apricot jam, […]

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Warm-weather vegetable pot-au-feu ~ FFwD

June 3, 2011
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Gotta love a recipe with beautiful fresh veggies! Pot-au-feu is a french beef stew, love this lighter version with no meat. I used veggie stock and substituted shiitake mushrooms with oyster mushrooms. I haven’t been able to find asparagus in the past month so it’s the only ingredient I didn’t use in this recipe. The […]

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Cardamom Millet Pilaf and Avocado Pyramid ~ FFwD.

May 27, 2011
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This week’s recipe is Cardamom Rice Pilaf from page 382. I thought of making this with quinoa but found millet at the supermarket and changed my mind right away. I wanted to have this for lunch so I made 1/3 of the recipe and had it with a simple guacamole [avocado, lime juice, salt] and […]

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Chinese bacon and green onion quiche ~ FFwD.

May 20, 2011
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Another Friday, another delicious recipe by the lovely Dorie. I couldn’t find asparagus at the supermarket to make today’s “Bacon, egg and asparagus salad” so I went with last week’s quiche. Used some Chinese bacon I got last week at Chinatown and chopped some green onions to go with it. I omitted the cheese because I thought it wouldn’t […]

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Mini tourteaux de chèvre with honey mango salsa ~ FFwD.

May 6, 2011

Feels good to be back on the FFwD bandwagon! This will be a short post, no process photos today. I halved the recipe because I’m trying to stay away from dairy and sweets. It was perfect for my mini-cheesecake mold, I made the pastry crust yesterday and had it in the fridge. Thanks to the […]

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Vanilla bean éclairs with crispearls and chocolate ganache drizzle – FFwD.

April 15, 2011

Pâte à choux is the dough used for creampuffs, profiteroles, beignets, gougères and éclairs. First you heat water, milk and butter and add the flour cooking on the stove which causes the flour to gelatinize, creating a starch mesh to reinforce the gluten: when this dough goes into the oven it helps the bubble of expanding batter […]

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Garlicky crumb-coated broccoli & cauliflower ~ French Fridays with Dorie.

April 8, 2011

Can I tell you a secret? I forgot to make this week’s FFwD recipe. I remembered yesterday but was too busy to make this. I got a last minute cake order and things got complicated. I was out all day today, when I finally got home I had to do more baking. Not that I’m […]

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