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Archive for February, 2012

Chocolate Truffle Tartlet

I was so excited to make this decadent dessert. It was a lot of steps so I broke it into two nights – one night I made the crust and the second night I made the filling.

The crust was very crumbly when it was done in the food processor – I was a big worried about it, but once I had it pressed out it looked great!

For the filling I used milk and white chocolate chips since it made it was easy to find and I didn’t have to chop it. I did use biscotti but it was a different kind than in the recipe, so I used 3. It may have been a little too much but I like biscotti.

I even had a helper in the kitchen — my fiancee offered to help whip the yolks!

I timed mine for exactly 12 minutes and it looked pretty good.

I tried it that night after it cooled, and it didn’t really wow me. But then I had it a couple days later it was fabulous! It was almost like a drier fudge inside and we all loved it!

 

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White Loaves

My first recipe for TWD. This is the “White Loaves” Recipe from the book Baking with Julia.

Now, it’s been quite some time since I have made homemade bread. Don’t get me wrong, I own a bread machine, so that generally makes things easy. But this was a nice change to get more hands on with my bread.

I have to admit, I did make this recipe twice. The first one, I think I was half asleep, because I didn’t put enough yeast in (I read my measuring spoon wrong), so I had to start over. I am not sure how the failed dough will work out though, but I did put in the freezer and may try to make cinnamon rolls or monkey bread with it. So, hopefully, all is not lost and I will get a second treat out of this!!

The white bread was actually very easy and came out beautifully!!!  I even tasted a little this morning, and it was just perfect, even without butter. This may actually start being a staple in the house. The kids are going to try it tonight, so I am anxious to get their reaction.