I’ve been busy, as usual, and burned out. Last year took a lot out of me, running back and forth to Wisconsin to look after my aunt. And I haven’t been spending as much time in the kitchen as I’d like to – that’s my “therapy,” so it was good to bake a little this past weekend.
First, the dulce de leche duos, which I made but just got around to posting today. My bad. I made the dulce de leche (the boiling can method), sandwiched it between the cookies, and they were good, but not great, in my opinion. My one problem was that the dulce de leche was a bit runny, so the cookies would slide off, which led to a lot of finger-licking.
As for the tea cake – I eliminated all the coconut, including the coconut milk, substituting some heavy cream, and adding the zest of an orange, a couple drops of orange oil, 2 tsp. of Cointreau, and a tsp. of vanilla extract. It turned out pretty good, but I would add the zest of an extra orange next time, or maybe a full 1/4 tsp. of the orange oil.
I’ll be back in the swing of blogging again soon, I think, when I’m not so tired! There are so many things to make, and life is so short. Be sure to check out what everyone else made by visiting the TWD blog. And thanks to Carmen of Carmen Cooks for this week’s pick!