Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Tuesdays With Dorie: Madeleines

This week for Tuesdays With Dorie, we made madeleines. Pretty simple little cakes: a genoise batter, baked in a pan with shell-shaped molds. They are quick, easy, and wonderful. While I know that they are a cake whose freshness period is fleeting, I think they tasted better about 12 hours after baking than they did when they were fresh. (I wasn't expecting that, either.)

For the recipe, visit this week's hosts!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Tuesdays With Dorie: Rustic Potato Loaves

This week's adventure in Tuesdays With Dorie is rustic potato loaves. The recipe is pretty straightforward, and for a yeast bread, it's fairly quick to produce. I was really interested in seeing how the bread would turn out as potato bread is fairly popular in our household. It's just that it's not this type of potato bread.

As you can see from the photo, not all potato bread is created equal. Personally, I like the crusty, toothsome version. While I buy the spongy, soft variety (white only, never the "whole wheat" variety), it is not what I consume. (If you are sensing a parent-child tug-of-war here, you would definitely be heading down the right track.)

Clearly, I didn't quite get the torpedo-shaped loaves that the recipe was directing me toward, but that's OK. I'm really happy with this bread. It took longer to bake than I was expecting, but that also was fine. The texture of these loaves was excellent, and I think this is the first rustic-style bread I've ever made that developed a crust worthy of the label "rustic." I also think that this might be my favorite bread recipe from TWD so far.

For this week's recipe and a spectacularly creative take on this bread, visit this week's host, Dawn, at Simply Sweet!