Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tuesday with Dorie - Arborio Rice Pudding

This week Isabelle of Les gourmandises d’Isa chose Arborio Rice Pudding. As rice puddings go this was pretty good. I did get around having to stir and make sure the pudding did not burn by cooking this in my crockpot. The other change that I made was that I added another 1/4 cup of rice and some cinnamon. I put everything but the water in the crock pot and set it to high for 30 min and then set it to warm overnight. It was good the next day. I had some some warm for breakfast. For more pudding check out Tuesdays with Dorie.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Tuesday with Dorie - Kugelhopf

Well this went so fast that I could not get a picture. Thank you Yolanda of The All-Purpose Girl for picking this recipe. Though I am still not sure how to say it. Over all this is not a recipe that I will make again, it was very time consuming and needed to be eaten soon ofter taking out of the oven. The next day will not work. I ended up using most of Sunday to make it and then got up at 3am to put it out for the final rise.

I did make a few changes. Because some many people were saying that it was a little bland I added 2 teaspoons of coconut extract and used dried blueberries instead of raisins. With the powdered sugar I also put some toasted coconut. It tasted pretty good.

For other takes on Kugelhopf take a look at Tuesdays with Dorie.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Tuesday with Dorie - Rugelach

I want to say thank you to Grace of Piggy's Cooking Journal. She chose Rugelach for the recipe this week. I have never made these and thought that they would be very hard, but they were not. Which is not to say that I did not have any problems. Time is an issue, there are 2 sets of resting times and the dough did not play nice with me.

The picture on the left was the first half of the dough. When I rolled the dough out it stuck to the waxed paper. So I put it back into the fridge and then tried to roll the crescent shapes when the dough was cold. Breakage occurred. So the second half I made them into pinwheels and then chilled the dough in the freezer for an hour. This made it much easier to cut and I got more cookies out of the dough.

I used rehydrated apricots, cinnamon, sugar and mini chocolate chips for the filling. The dough was very light and buttery. For more Rugelach fun check out Tuesday with Dorie.