Monday, October 5, 2009

Two Tuesdays with Dorie



I have been trying to get caught up on my Tuesdays with Dorie baking. I have actually only missed one recipe since I joined in January, the chocolate souffle. But my baking and posting has been late for many other recipes. Last week, I finally made the Chocolate-Crunched Caramel Tart, chosen by Carla of Chocolate Moosey, on Thursday. We had a ...situation...in our house and I didn't use my kitchen for several days. My brother knew we weren't using our kitchen and invited us over for dinner the day our situation was resolved. I decided to try to whip this tart up really quickly, and I did! I threw the dough in the food processor, pressed it in the pan, put it in the freezer, ran a kid on an errand, called home to have the other kid preheat the oven, came back and baked it while microwaving cream for both the caramel and the ganache and just threw this baby together to be chilled during dinner. The ganache was still a little runny, but I thought it was really great and even better the next day when it had set up nicely.



This week, I also made some super speedy split level pudding this afternoon and I am going to get my post posted today...on TUESDAY, god willing. I got called to substitute teach today and had a marching thing to do this evening. I came home from school, read P & Q, and decided to use Romaine's suggestion of using the microwave again. I had leftover ganache from last week's tart and made the vanilla pudding in the microwave. It was so simple. I also took someone else's suggestion of putting it in wine glasses to see the split levels. So thank you fellow TWDers whom I don't have time to link to for the great ideas!



And thanks to Garrett of Flavor of Vanilla for this week's pick, which can be found on pages 384- 385 of Baking, From My Home to Yours.

14 comments:

Romaine said...

I'm so glad the pudding in the microwave worked for you. It really is SO, SO easy once you get the hang of it. Nice job.

dorie said...

You get a big bag full of gold stars for 'whipping up' the Chocolate-Crunched Caramel Tart - I've never thought of it as a quick-in-hurry dessert, but you made it that way and you made it beautifully. Brava!

And the puddings look great, too.

Jules Someone said...

Both look delicious! Nice job "whipping up" the tart.

Jennifer said...

Wow, a comment from Dorie! I am so impressed.

I can't imagine whipping up the tart, either. I tend to make HUGE mistakes when I'm in a hurry. Like not adding the sugar, or forgetting the eggs in a cake!

I will have to try the microwave version of the recipe, too, as I really loved this pudding.

Megan said...

Whew! I'm exhausted just reading that post!

I didn't think of the tart as a speedy dessert, so I am doubly impressed that you pulled it together so quickly.

I loved the puddings, too.

spike. said...

both look amazing! life gets in the way of online baking groups sometimes..too often for me

margot said...

The pudding looks great in the wine glasses, nice job! Add me to the list of people impressed you threw together the tart, it took over my kitchen for a good few hours when I made it.

Katie said...

Wow...a comment from Dorie herself. How awesome is that?!?

TeaLady said...

Love the glasses of pudding. The raspberry on top is a nice touch.

Tart looks just right.

Great job on both.

Michele said...

Wow! Your tart looks amazing and you made it sound so simple! the pudding looks delicious too!

Secret Server said...

Not just " a comment" people. I got a bag of gold stars from Dorie. Just kidding. I am glad I get any comments at all after being such a slacker lately and haven't been leaving anyone else comments either.

pinkstripes said...

Both look wonderful! Love the raspberry in the pudding.

Kev said...

Will someone please help me? My tongue is stuck to this here screen!! My goodness, I'd LOVE to be an official taster, as I have a wonderful palette, and all of these look like challenges that I am up to!

Bravo! Beautiful work.

Kev
Audiokev@comcast.net

Lola Takes Pictures said...

Your final products always look so tasty!