French Frdays with Dorie

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Cinnamon Squares

This was a really simple recipe to put together. I laid out most of the ingredients before I went to work this morning. Then when I came home this evening I added the liquid ingredients and put the cake in the oven. Mine baked in just about five extra minutes.

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I quite enjoy the taste of this cake, though I was a tad disappointed in my inability to make a delightful layer of chocolate, espresso and cinnamon sugar like Dorrie showed us. These slices are just acting. The ones in the next row over barely seemed to have a layer of the mixture at all, though all of the edges did bear the marks of the chocolate and espresso. I dusted the chocolate I used with flour before adding my chips to the batter, hoping it would keep them from sinking, but it was not entirely successful.
I would make this again in a heartbeat - for everyone but Debbie, who doesn't like cinnamon!
Visit Tracey at her blog to view the recipe (Tracey's Culinary Adventures) or you could just go way out on a limb and purchase Baking: From My Home to Yours and drown yourself in deliciousness!


Anonymous said...

Your Cinnamon Squares look gorgeous - especially on that lovely green platter! It looks like your squares are smiling too! =)

Tracey said...

Thanks for baking with me this week! The simplicity of this recipe was a major factor in my selection :) Your squares look terrific!

The Redhead Riter said...

WOW! Those squares look totally delicious and I can tell they were moist! Wonderful picture too! Sorry I couldn't go to lunch with you guys!