Monthly Archives: April 2009

Apologies..

I must apologize for another week of missing Tuesdays with Dorie. I thought I would have time this weekend but time flew and today I moved to my new apartment. The next few weeks are very busy for me as I’m studying for pharmacy board exams so I’m not sure how much posting will come from me this month. Not to mention the fact that my beloved mixer is at home with my parents due to the size constraints of my car:( Sorry again!

Choco-Hoto-Pots

This weekend has been all about paper writing for me. I am on page 16 which is pretty good considering. One of my friends wanted to stop by for a visit and given that he had just broken up with his girlfriend I figured a home baked dessert was called for. Given the lack of time for fancy recipes I fell back on an old standby, Nigella’s Choco-Hoto-pots.

Chocolate makes everything better

Chocolate makes everything better

Ingredients

Butter for ramekins
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup butter
2 large eggs
3/4 cup superfine sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
Melt the butter and chocolate and set aside. Mix up the eggs, sugar and flour. Add the chocolate mixture once cooled and mix together. Add the white chocolate chips. Bake at 400 for 20 minutes in buttered ramekins. Tops should be shiny and cracked and underneath it should be nice and gooey.

As there were only two of us I halved the recipe and since I didn’t have any superfine sugar I just food processed some granulated sugar. Yummy Chocolate goodness.

15 Minute Magic Chocolate Amaretti Torte TWD

I was intending to bake this while I was in Kingston for Easter, but after baking three different treats on Friday, I was baked out. I whipped up the torte this evening for a goodbye “Snack Friday” this week. Sarah our co-op student is finished so I am sending her off in Dorie style. When I pulled the torte out of the oven I realized that my oven racks weren’t in correctly, thus it is a little lopsided, my bad.  This really was a quick desert which makes it an excellent choice for mid-week baking. Thanks to Holly of Phe/Mom/enon for picking this recipe. Check out the other TWD bakers over at the mother blog. Can’t wait to try it on Friday!

Torte Times

Note: Our older sister has been complaining about the quality of our photos. I am the first one to admit that this photo is a titch lame. I think it could do with some pretty pink flowers or at least a nice table. But I have a paper to work on and I really don’t have any time for fancy photos so for now this will have to do.

Cadbury’s Mini Egg Cookies for Good Friday

I arrived home for Easter last night a little later than I had hoped. I had mentioned making squares for my mom but I was too tired and had to catch up with goings on with the family. So this morning, in an attempt to procrastinate my 25 page paper I suggested to Claire that we bake these mini egg cookies. I had been given a 1kg bag of mini eggs for my birthday, as mini eggs are my favorite candy. This proved to be too tempting for me and thus, I sent them to Kingston. There were just enough left here to make these cookies.

Yummy Cookies

Yummy Cookies

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups  Cadbury mini eggs, broken into large chunks

Ready for crushing

Ready for crushing

Measure and sift flour, soda and salt. Set aside.

Cream butter until fluffy, then add brown sugar.  Beat for 2 minutes. Then add eggs one at a time. Add vanilla.

Add flour mixture in thirds. Alternating with the mini eggs. Chill dough for at least an hour. Place on prepared baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.

Adapted from Dawn’s Recipes.

Snack time

Snack time

TWD Banana Cream Pie

I have to confess something. My mum made the pastry for the pie. It was a busy weekend and I wanted to be able to send Neil back to Ottawa with some pie so my mum lovingly agreed to help! She did however use a different recipe that can be found here. The pastry was great and apparently it is easy to make!

I have never made OR eaten banana cream pie so I didn’t know what to expect from this recipe. Overall, I thought it was yummy. I really liked the sour cream in the whipped cream, it was a great addition! When I asked my dad, his first comment was about how good the pastry was (ha! my mum loved that!) and then he said he wasn’t sure about the cinnamon. Needless to say, he had no problem finishing off the pie so it was clearly yummy enough! I did notice on other blogs that some people were not a fan of the cinnamon so I guess it may not always be such a prominent flavour? Oh well!

Thanks to Amy of Sing for Your Supper for this weeks tasty treat and you can head on over to her site for the recipe!

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