Simple and beautiful.
Bring in the New Year! This months first recipe from Baking Chez Moi, Granola Energy Bars. The original recipe calls for butter but I really wanted to stick to the new years resolution and make it vegan, so I replaced the butter with coconut oil. Took these to work the following day and disappeared in minutes. A keeper!
This month’s first recipe is Rugelach. I was more like rugelwhat? I’m sure I’ve eaten it before but had no idea what it was or how to make it. A bit tricky if you share my naiveté, with practice however, making it did get easier. This non-sweet dough which consists of butter & cream cheese was so easy to handle and roll out and once baked was very flaky yet gooey and delicious. As a bite size treat, it’s as if a puff pastry and a prune Danish had a baby. According to Baking Chez Moi, the filling is a blend of melted butter, cinnamon sugar, dried cherries, pecans, chocolate and sweet dried coconut; but one can play around with fillings, even trying a savory one. You can get the full recipe in Baking Chez Moi by Dorie Greenspan.
Just in time for Thanksgiving here in the U.S., this month’s second recipe pick for Tuesdays With Dori is a Cranberry Crackle Tart, which I coined as Cranberry Crack Tart – it’s addictive. This recipe proved to me that sometimes simple is beautiful and delicious. Out of the 6 desserts that were there at the table this was the first to go. As you know I’ve taken this challenge to bake through this entire book and I highly encourage you to get Baking Chez Moi by Dori Greenspan.
Cranberry Crackle Tart, Baking Chez Moi by Dori Greenspan.
I get a box of organic vegetables and fruit delivered every Tuesday from Abundant Harvest Organics. I noticed the fall fruit has been coming in quickly by the masses, with apples, pears, persimmons and not enough time to know what to do with them. Any suggestions out there?
I wanted to make a low carb, paleo and super healthy granola. Here you go.
The reason I started baking was because of Dorie Greenspan. Her books have inspired someone to start the blog Tuesdays with Dorie, an open group, which means anyone can bake along. They bake with two books – Baking with Julia and Baking Chez Moi. Every month two recipes from each book are chosen, made, and posted on their blogs from each person in the group. I am up for the challenge so I have joined the group. Look out for my BWD post and among other things that might inspire me as well. Bake on!