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Tuesdays With Dorie: Bread and Cake January 28, 2015

Surprisingly, I have actually made everything on time, but then the posting just doesn’t happen on time.

When I was placing my King Arthur Flour order the other week, I blanked and forgot to get Rye Flour.  So I sent the husband out to get some from the store and the Eastern European Rye Bread was actually pulled out of the oven at 10 pm the night we were suppose to post. Incidentally, I never actually took pictures of it, but one of the loaves is in the freezer.  I ended up making them in loaf pan since the husband LOVES rye bread and wanted to make sandwiches from it.  He made Tuna Melts one night when I was at work and said that it was really good. I have yet to try it since I am not really a fan of rye bread unless it is housing a Rueben.  This recipe is located on page 98 of Baking With Julia.

Now the Brown Butter and Vanilla Weekend Cake, located on page 6 of Baking Chez Moi, I actually made the weekend before so that we could have a dessert. Once it was cool enough to handle, I slicing myself a piece.  I was actually caught in the act by my 3.5 year old, and she insisted on a piece.  So we were standing in the kitchen eating the cake and we were caught by my 1.5 year old.  Then all three of us are in the kitchen and we get caught by the husband. So needless to say, me sneaking food did not work this time.  All of us ended up with a piece or two and eating it in the kitchen before dinner.  My oldest actually ate her entire piece which is surprising since she usually doesn’t eat the crust.  The cake was very good, and I loved the combination of brown butter and rum.  I ended up using 1 Tablespoon of Vanilla Bean Paste to replace the vanilla bean and it turned out fine. I am pretty sure we will be making this cake again since it was easy and everyone loved it.100_4291As you can see from the picture, Emma was hanging out eating slices while I was taking pictures🙂

 

9 Responses to “Tuesdays With Dorie: Bread and Cake”

  1. Kayte Says:

    Nice looking cake for sure…and tell Emma she has nice elbows, too.😉

  2. Leah Says:

    Your cake looks wonderful. Judging by the family’s response, it must have been delicious.

  3. Cher Says:

    I think if you bake it, you should get dibs on it. Somehow, the kids just never understand that concept🙂
    I always leave at least one thing off my KAF orders – I drive myself nuts!
    Emma seems like a wise girl – she knows right where to position herself.

  4. Zosia Says:

    Your cake looks great and it sounds like it was a big hit with your tasters!

  5. haha! little hands waiting to sneak cake!

  6. Too cute! My family loved this cake too and it had them sneaking slices as well.

  7. Cake! I love that your family was all snacking on cake before dinner! Dinner of champions!

  8. Teresa Says:

    Love the story of everyone in the family catching each other sampling the cake! It’s going to be a repeat in my kitchen, too.

  9. Haha. Love that the “sneaker group” kept getting larger. Life is too short, not to have dessert first at times!


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