The recipe for this week was interesting and not something I had
tried before. I love pie crust and this one was no exception. It was
easy to make, as most of Dorie's crusts are, and using graham cracker
crumbs as the first layer definitely added another level of flavor.
I baked the kuchen for 70 minutes and after I tested it I added another
10 minutes, then another 20 minutes. In all I had baked the cake for over
two hours and finally removed it from the oven, hoping it would set up
while it cooled. After a few hours (when it had reached room temperature)
I cut into it and found it had a soft, pudding like texture and was a bit
messy but so delicious.
I chilled the leftovers and thought it was even more delicious when cold.
I will definitely add this to my collection of pie recipes.Per Tricia ~
I can honestly say the change in weather has made it a delight to be back
in the kitchen. With the oven actually turned on :) The air is crisp and the
days are shorter and making an "apple anything" is as full of seasonal
memories as it is full of taste. And calories, but we will not speak of these with
Dorie's delicious recipe that includes butter, sugar and heavy cream.
Yup- it had to be good with that line up.
And it was.
Even though the recipes describes what appears to be a long process,
as usual I ended up doing it one evening after work. It was not the game
plan, but such is life. It turned out to be a great "filler" activity as we prepared
dinner, ate it and then popped the kuchen in for the long bake afterward.
In addition to gaining a great new recipe this week, the kuchen served
as a wonderful reminder that you don't need special occasions to enjoy a
homemade dessert or new recipe. In fact, I think I appreciate them even
more on a typical weeknight when they are the star and get all the attention.
This marks another Tuesday recipe testing as we cook along with the "Tuesdays with Dorie" online group. Please note that we do not post the recipes, per the group rules, but we do encourage others to RUN out and buy their own copy of Dorie Greenspan's "Baking Chez Moi". Better yet, buy the book and JOIN THE GROUP ! www.TuesdaysWithDorie.wordpress.com