November 19, 2007

Rain

Yesterday was a gorgeous day and today was supposed to be sunny with potentially record breaking temperatures. Instead it's pouring rain, damp and cold. It's funny how quickly things change and how you can be looking forward to something so much, only to be disappointed. Well you know November has come when the good weather has gone away.


One thing you can rely on though, is that a recipe from Dorie Greenspan's Baking From My Home to Yours is going to turn out just the way you thought it should. Molten chocolate cakes topped with lightly sweetened vanilla whipped cream ooze deliciousness and take no time at all to make. Kids Thumbprint cookies take the quintessential kid favourite, the PB&J sandwich and turn it into a two-bite treat; a peanut butter cookie rolled in chopped peanuts and dotted with gooey jam.

15 comments:

Manggy said...

Yum!! Thanks for breaking the cake open, I love those pictures. Why stop at whipped cream? Use ice cream!! :)

Cheryl said...

Oh the chocolate cake looks so good. That would make any day sunny for me.

veron said...

I'm always a sucker for molten chocolate cake.

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Yum, yum, yum. Can't go wrong with Dorie.

Jennifer said...

It's raining here, too. I just commented to Quinn that it's a great day to be inside baking! Your efforts seem to have paid off. Yum!

K & S said...

very nice way to bring sunshine to a dreary day.

Cakespy said...

Those molten cakes look amazing. That texture on the whipped cream is lovely and enticing!

Elle said...

Dorie's recipes are so good. That chocolate cake looks so good. Glad you went light on the topping :)

Kristen said...

That cake looks fantastic!
I'm glad to hear even in Canada you are getting spastic weather. It is a staple in Kansas!

Nora B. said...

I know what you mean, Brilynn. As soon as I packed away my jumpers last weekend, the weather started to get cold & wet again.Molten choc cake is an all-year round favourite at our house. So easy to make yet soooo delectable and special. I still don't get the timing perfect all the time though. I've made PB&J cookies plenty of times, usually for work and it has been very popular with my colleagues. I used low fat peanut butter (because that was what I happen to have in my pantry) and it still worked out well.

Megan said...

Getting ready to make Spiced Cabernet Molten cakes for my Thanksgiving table. Served with ice cream! Not your traditional dessert but goes well with my untraditional Prime Rib

Lydia said...

Hooray for Dorie!

T.W. Barritt said...

It has been so long since I made thumbprint cookies! I will have to revist that recipe during the holidays - the picture makes me feel like a kid!

Annemarie said...

I love jammy thumbprint cookies, and your chocolate bombs look beautiful. Could be perfect for the holiday season to make friends and family feel they're eating a treat.

Deborah said...

That chocolate cake looks amazing. I'm just waiting for the day that you announce that you have made every recipe in Baking!!