Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tender Shortcakes

My day completely got away from me and it wasn't until 10 p.m. that I realized that I still hadn't made my tender shortcakes. These fabulous shortcakes were selected by Cathy of The Tortefeasor. These babies are a keeper for sure and so easy to make! I called my husband and told him to pick up some whipped cream on the way home and got crackin on the shortcakes. I had already picked up a pint of blackberries and had some raspberries in the freezer. I decided to add some fresh nutmeg and a splash of almond extract. As the shortcakes baked in the oven, the aroma of the nutmeg was heavenly! Once these were put together, they were gobbled up as the angels sang! I think I will make these for 4th of July.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

White Chocolate Brownie

I was really looking forward to this week's baking selection which was chosen by Marthe of Culinary Delights until I baked it, and then I cut, and then I tasted it ... not a happening dessert here!

It just didn't appear done. My meringue was nice and brown and I baked it an additional 15 minutes. Still, it was very wet in the middle and not pleasant to behold. I went back to the picture in Dorie's book and if you look at it closely, hers does have a wet texture as well. With this being the case, I don't think the word "brownie" was the best way to describe this treat. As someone else said, it's like a lemon bar. Has anyone got a new name for this dessert?

With all this being said, the orange, raspberries and meringue captured wonderful flavors. Unfortunately, I had my heart set on a yummy brownie.