Life the past few months has been a whirlwind of activity: visiting family and friends, life, and starting a new job. In fact, I travel about four days a week now! But I continue to cook and bake, I just haven’t had the time or the energy to tend to my humble blog. That, and the fact that I misplaced my camera (still to be found . . . maybe the suitcase I stored away ?) have slowed me down. So, today I present a roundup of some of the TWD treats I have baked,currently without pictures because they are on the memory card of my missing camera.
Jennifer of Cooking for Comfort chose Nutty, Chocolatly, Swirly Sour Cream Bundt Cake on page 182. Let’s see, nuts? Sour cream? CHOCOLATE? What’s not to like? Loved this one.
Betsy of A Cup of Sweetness chose Lemon Poppyseed Muffins on page 10. We are big muffin fans around here, and these were delicious even though I could not find my one pound bag of poppy seeds. Maybe they are with my camera?
A treat that I did not get to make but plan on tackling in the near future? Margo of Effort to Deliciousness choice of Fluff-Filled Chocolate Madeleines on pages 170-171.
Laurie of Slush and Julie of Someone’s In the Kitchen chose Midnight Crackles on page 74, and these were wonderful. The one change I made was to leave out the cinnamon and cloves, and add in about 1/2 teaspoon of instant espresso powder.
Another winner, Jill of Jill’s Blog chose Dorie’s incredible Cardamom Crumb Cake. This was fantastic, and will make repeat appearances in my kitchen.
The very odd Apple Coconut Family Cake, chosen by Amber of Cobbler du Monde, received mixed reviews. I switched out the apples and put in pineapple. I really disliked this cake, but everyone else liked it, including Master Chow who usually hates coconut.
Finally, the Peanuttiest Blondies from way back in early November, picked by Nicole of Bakeologie, also won rave reviews from everybody but me. Everybody liked these, but I didn’t, and I think it’s just because I like chocolate brownies, not chocolate wanna-be’s!
Be sure to go to the Tuesdays with Dorie blog to see what everyone else’s results were this week!