Tuesday, May 31, 2011

TWD: Caramel Pots de Creme

Wow, somehow I'm behind 4 recipes! Guess I've been baking, but not posting.

In the interest of time, I'll just do a quick catch up, then.

This week, Peggy from Peggy the Baker chose Caramel Pots de Creme for the Tuesdays with Dorie recipe.

Sounds fancy, huh? Really, it's caramel custard and man-oh-man is it heavenly. So simple too. I baked 1/2 recipe exactly as specified and it worked great. The custard was perfectly set. The only "fail" was covering the pan with plastic wrap... my first "visual inspection" of the pan in the oven surprised me with plastic wrap that was half melted. Thankfully, none of it melted into the custards. I followed up with an aluminum foil covering and all was well.

Needless to say, this was my favorite recipe of the four.

Last week, Patricia from Life With a Whisk chose Oatmeal Nutmeg Scones.

These were surprisingly good and I loved the slightly chewy texture the oatmeal gave. I didn't really detect the nutmeg but I could tell "something" was there.

Before that, Lindsay from A Little Something… Sweet chose Maple Cornmeal Biscuits.

I thought these were OK, something like a breakfast flavored cornmeal biscuit. I'm sure the cornbread lovers would enjoy these.

Finally, Peggy from Pantry Revisited chose Brown Sugar Bundt Cake earlier in the month.

I really enjoyed this bundt cake and it's rich caramelly taste. The pears were a nice addition, although I think their ghostly appearance turned off my kids.

OK, that pretty much covers the month of May. If you'd like to see the recipes, please check out each baker's blog, or Dorie Greenspan's book "Baking, From my Home to Yours".


Clivia said...

Everything looks delicious. Even the "ghostly" bundt.

Judy said...

I second Clivia's comment -- everything looks delicious!

Peggy the Baker said...

A whole lot of baking going on! I find it interesting about the variableness of the the plastic wrap. I must confess to baking the pots de creme twice--the first time with foil since I was super skeptical of plastic wrap in the oven. The second time, I used Wegmans Premium Plastic Wrap and it worked fine and allowed me to test for jiggliness. Thanks for baking with me this week!

Anonymous said...

This could be a stupid question, and I'm new to your blog( which is sooo cute!!) but what does TWD stand for??

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

That's a lot of baking catch-up you did. I love pots de creme, they're one of my favorite desserts, and that one just looks made beautifully. Would love some right about now!