I make pies every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Always the Chocolate Silk Pie from The Mystic Seaport Cookbook, by Lillian Langseth-Christensen, which is stunningly good. (See recipe at the bottom of this post). And always a pecan pie. I’ve tried various recipes over the years, including chocolate versions. Most have been good, but not [...]
Archive for November, 2008
We got special dispensation to post late this week, and I’m taking full advantage of it. I’m going to make this amazing-sounding pie for Thanksgiving. Come back Saturday to see how it went!
This week’s Tuesdays With Dorie recipe was rice pudding, which I’ve never liked. I’m not sure why, but rice pudding and bread pudding have just never been on my top-500 list, even though regular pudding (especially chocolate, and now, especially Dorie’s) is way up in the top five. But I’m a faithful TWDer (TWDite? TWDian?), [...]
This week’s TWD recipe was an unusual one: kugelhopf. Sounds German, but it’s not (at least, not technically). Dorie tells us it comes from Alsace, in eastern France (but on the German border!). We were going to a party on Election Night, and I was supposed to take food that represented the home cities/states of [...]
I was really looking forward to this week’s recipe. Over the years I’ve had my share of bakery-made (or, horrors, store-bought) rugelach, and I was looking forward to seeing what they taste like fresh from the oven. Dorie recommends raspberry or apricot preserves; I doubled the batch to have enough for a potluck lunch on [...]