Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Tuesdays with Dorie with K: Crispy-Topped Brown Sugar Bars

More Tuesdays with Dorie

Cover a cookie base with melted chocolate and caramelized Rice Krispies? 
Count K in.
She is rather partial to her very special Rice Krispies Treats

The process:
Cookie base: easy. 
Melted chocolate: easy. 
Caramelizing Rice Kripsies? "Mama, can you help with this part?" Sure, K. 

The verdict: A little sweet for me, but a big hit with K.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Tuesdays with Dorie with K: Lemon Madeleines

Here we are again with Tuesday's with Dorie. Up this time: Lemon Madeleines. 

As you can see from the picture above, we had to acquire a Madeleine pan. Our neighborhood package thief was apparently less excited about the pan then we were. We came home to find the package open outside our front door, with the pan still inside. Luckily, that and the squeezing of the lemons for juice were the hardest part of this project. In other words: another easy and excellent recipe.

Although I meant to simply follow the recipe, K made the batter while I was out and used the Meyer rather than standard lemons. Close!  I came home to chilled batter that we then spooned into the molds. After baking we dipped each cookie into the glaze, which was K's favorite part.

The verdict: K: "These were really good and I hope we can make them again. The glaze made them even better." I say: Indeed, we will be making these again. They were simple, tasty and pretty. Plus, not that we have the pan, it would be silly not to experiment with other flavors. 

Next up: Crispy-Topped Brown Sugar Bars on pg. 324