May 9, 2009

Recipe: Stuffed Pie Crusts – Ride For Family Homelessness Makeup Day

Author: Chris PerrinMay 9, 2009

Okay, so you’ll see from the calendar that I totally missed May 2nd during Dancing Deer CEO Trish Karter’s ride to raise awareness of family homelessness.  I feel really bad since Ms. Karter can ride 1,500 in two weeks and I can’t blog every day she’s gone.  Yep, I’m awesome.

Pie Crusts Stuffed With Dancing Deer Products

So, the first order of business is to write what would have been the post for that day.  Then on Monday I’ll do a make up post as way of, hopefully, making things up to the truly awesome folks at Dancing Deer.  Anyway, today I’ll be making

Brownie Stuffed and White Chocolate Stuffed Pie Crusts

Like so many of the dishes we’ve been discussing and devouring over Ms. Karter’s ride, this one turns out to be pretty simple.  Dancing Deer does all the hard work turning raw ingredients into delicious brownies, cakes, and cookies.  All we need to do add a few more ingredients and we have an entirely new dessert experience.

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May 5, 2009

Recipe: White Chocolate Cookie Candy – Ride For Family Homelessness Day 14

Author: Chris PerrinMay 5, 2009

White Chocolate Cookie CandySo with a load of Dancing Deer brownies, cookies, and cake, it’s easy to think about only doing desserts. I mean, that’s what brownies, cookies, and cake is good for, right? However, there’s no reason we can’t make them into a snack, albeit a sugary one. That’s why we’re making:

White Chocolate Cookie Candy

So there is good news and bad news with candy making. The good news is that it is de-licious. The bad news is that, sometimes, it takes a few steps. And it almost always takes time. Time you could be eating candy. The good news is you won’t need the entire bag of Dancing Deer cookies so you can always munch on some of them while you wait for the candy to set.

How many other candy recipes can you say that about?

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January 29, 2009

Recipe: Tuiles & Daring Bakers – Junk Food Post #26

Author: Chris PerrinJanuary 29, 2009

This month’s challenge is brought to us by Karen of Bake My Day and Zorra of 1x umruehren bitte aka Kochtopf. They have chosen Tuiles from The Chocolate Book by Angélique Schmeink and Nougatine and Chocolate Tuiles from Michel Roux.

So for this installment of unResolution month, two grand traditions have come together.  These being what can only become an annual BlogWellDone.com tradition, unResolution month, and what can only become a monthly BlogWellDone.com tradition, the Daring Bakers.  For those unaware of the Daring Bakers, it’s a secret organization of bakers and food bloggers who meet triannually at a secret location known as The Meadows.

Actually, it’s an group of dedicated bakers that get together to take on Iron Chef-level baking challenges, challenges for which I feel like a wee baby lying on my back and flailing my arms, all the time crying for momma.

If only I knew how to bake.

But in the spirit of unResolution month, I knew I had to try to make

Tuiles

A tuile summed up briefly, is a delicate almond cookie.  For the challenge, I was to make the dough, shape it, and pair it with something light.  Easy, no?

Now, a tuile is supposed to look like this:

I however, went with the alternate recipe:

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