I’ve been a member of the Tuesdays with Dorie baking group off and on, for a couple of years now. I don’t have time to join in with every bake and sort of fell out of love with the last book we were working through. We are now on a new book though Baking Chez Moi by Dorie Greenspan and its chok-a-blok full of recipes I’m desperate to try.
This week’s bake (which was made and eaten on a Tuesday by the way!) caught my attention as it contains brown butter – I know its the ingredient of the moment but I’m fascinated by adapting recipes to include brown butter rather than normal.
To Brown Butter:
Place how ever much butter you need in a small saucepan and heat up on a medium heat.
I stir with a rubber spatula until the butter is melted.
Leave for about 4 minutes, swirling the pan around – The butter will be bubbling but you are looking out for it to fluff up.
After about 5 seconds of the butter becoming really fluffy, a brown spot will appear in the centre.
REMOVE FROM THE HEAT STRAIGHTAWAY!
You will have sediment at the bottom of the pan, this is part of the brown butter mixture.
The difference between brown butter and black butter is just a couple of seconds, but miles apart in taste.
The Brown Butter & Vanilla Weekend Cake is basically an extra tasty madeira cake (Pound cake in the US) – The instructions say the flavour deepens if left for 24 hours before eating – Ha! As if! I did split the mixture into a large loaf and mini loaves which were super cute.
My highlighted Bake of the Week from last week’s entries are Pear & Vanilla Pies from Blue Kitchen Bakes – I just love sweet almond pastry and these look delightful. I know how hard it is to make Pear pies and not end up with a soggy pastry so fair play to you!
I’m also highlighting Family-Friends-Food’s Mincemeat & Apple Shortcake Slices as I think the flavour combinations used here will taste incredible!
A warm welcome to our new members of Bake of the Week and a big thank you to everyone who has returned once again – Great to have you baking along!
1. Darling little GF Polenta & Almond cupcakes from Alida at My Little italian Kitchen
2. My kids would devour these healthy digestive biscuits with tons of butter! Tales from the Kitchen Shed
3. Ever wanted to know how you get shapes inside our cupcakes? Visit A Strong Coffee for her tutorial
4. Super cute Olaf Biscuits that capture how cheeky he is from Searching for Spice
5. Beautiful colours from Winnie’s Blog with her Nut, Almonds & Dried Fruit Tart
6. Bet you didn’t expect these Pack-a-punch muffins to contain sardines? Fascinating bake from the Free From Fairy
7. Memories of childhood from Snap Happy Bakes with her Cheese Scones
8. How cute are these Heart Pies with sprinkles from Winnie’s Blog?
9. Magnificent Chocolate & Raspberry cake suitable for a special occasion from More Than An Occasional Baker
10. And beautiful whoopie pies with lovely piping from ET Speaks From Home
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I’ll be back with another round up next Tuesday (or possibly Wednesday!) – In the meantime, don’t forget you can still add your #FoodieFriday entries that don’t fit in with this baking one until tomorrow. There’s no theme. Click here for info.