Tuesday, 24 February 2009
I felt the earth move . . .
What's brown, blue and white and should come with a health warning? Why it's the Tuesday's With Dorie baking group of course! Welcome to Tuesday's With Dorie, that wonderful baking group that gets together once a week and bakes the same recipe from the same delicious Baking book . . .
Baking, from my home to yours, by the equally as delicious Dorie Greenspan! Over this past year I have baked my way through some pretty incredible recipes . . . cakes, muffins, tortes and gateaux, not to mention cookies, squares and puddings. All have been fabulous. All have been delicious. But this week . . . the recipe this week absolutely takes the cake . . . (no pun intended) . . . this week I literally felt the earth move beneath my feet.
This week Whitney of What's Left On the Table chose Caramel Crunch Bars, page 112-113. Oh my goodness Whitney . . . these really should come with a health warning. Not only are they incredibly delicious, but, they are incredibly addictive!
Imagine a bar that has a totally buttery and crunchy base choc full of bits of milk chocolate!
Top that with more milk chocolate, melted and luxuriously spread over the top . . .
Then add incredibly moreish toffee bits, sprinkled over the top . . .
You would be right in thinking that these don't look like toffee bits.
They are M&M's. I could not find toffee bits anywhere, and because of time constraints, I ended up not having enough time to make my own . . . . nevermind . . . .
These bars rocked my world anyways! (I'm pretty sure they'll rock yours too!)
If you haven't already bought the book, Baking, from my home to yours . . . the question begs to be answered . . . What are you waiting for??? This book is totally worth every penny, not a dud in the bunch. I hold it singularly responsible for my two axe handle wide hips, but don't let that deter you. Tis a wonderful way to go.
Be sure to check out Whitney's PAGE later today for the recipe and in the meantime make sure you check out the Dorie Blog Roll to see how all the other ladies did with their crunch bars.
I think I read somewhere once upon a time that if it crunches there are no calories involved . . .
Next week Lyb of And then I do the dishes has chosen Chocolate Armagnac Cake - The Cake That Got Me Fired on pages 279-281. This bears some thinking about . . .