French Frdays with Dorie

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sweet Potato Biscuits

These biscuits came together very easily. The dough was even stickier than I expected it to be. I found them to be far more dense than a normal biscuit, but the taste was very interesting. I think I actually preferred them reheated the next day, but they were quite tasty. In fact, I think if anything, their sweet potato taste was over-pronounced. I loved the smell of them baking, though, it was perfect for this time of year. To see the recipe, visit the BOOK or Erin of Prudence Pennywise's blog. To see how the other TWD baker's fared, visit their blogs.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Split Level Pudding

Just call me Ash . . . my stinking pudding did not set up! It was all my fault. I got sidetracked and forgot to add the cornstarch! What a moron - so few ingredients and yet I managed to omit half of them - what a goober! I tried tossing it in after the fact, but I know cornstarch doesn't mix well with heat. I should have just tossed it into a tablespoon of cold milk but I saw it and just instinctively tossed it into the pot. Sometimes I have very poor instincts.

I'm quite irked with myself about this as I decided to go with the coffee flavored pudding and I thought the two levels would be delightful together. I don't find coffee flavored milk and chocolate ganache nearly as appealing. This is very frustrating - on two levels - hah - split level frustration - I slay me. (1) I hate wasting that very tasty ganache and don't much care to drink my pudding - it isn't as if it is a lemon meringue pie (family joke) and (2) I wasted all the effort of cutting the recipe down to a single serving size. (If you knew how much I suck at math, this would really impress you - hey - maybe I suck more than I knew and this is why it did not set!)

Visit the other TWD bloggers to see how they fared with this recipe selected by Garrett of Flavor of Vanilla.