Posts Tagged ‘French Fridays with Dorie’

Michel Rostang’s Double Chocolate Mousse Cake (Dorie Greenspan)

January 21, 2011

I made lots of Dorie desserts for Hanukah: speculoos, apple cake (this time with flour instead of potato starch), this mousse cake, and croquants.

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FFwD: Speculoos

December 3, 2010

I made the speculoos from Dorie’s Around My French Table.  Here is the thing: the recipe kind of looks like a chocolate cookie recipe, but without the chips and with some spices added in. When raw, the dough has the same texture, and when baked, the cookies have the same texture: warm from the oven, the cookies are crisp without and chewy within, and when cooled, they are crispy-caramel-ey in the exact same way as chocolate chip cookies.

When my son had this cookie, he asked: where are the chocolate chips? Following a suggestion from Dorie to sandwich these cookies with ganache, I melted chips onto the just baked cookies and then pressed them together.

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Marie-Hélène’s Apple Cake

October 31, 2010

Quite by accident, I ended up making this apple cake the same week that it was the recipe of the week for a new baking group that is going through Dorie Greenspan’s Around my French Table. I’ve had my eye on this recipe for a while. (more…)