Thanksgiving Baking 2012

Cranberry Upside Downer by Dorie Greenspan

Per usual, Dave and I did a lot of baking for Thanksgiving and loved it, especially in our new kitchen! I made Dorie Greenspan’s Cranberry Upside Downer and it was great. I liked it even more several days later, I thought the cake got more flavorful and even tasted more moist, if that’s possible. It was also very easy to make. This is the first recipe I’ve tried from Dorie’s Baking: From my Home to Yours and I’m eager to try more.

Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake with Bourbon Cream Cheese Glaze

I also made the Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake with Bourbon Cream Cheese Glaze from Tracey’s Culinary Adventures and it was wonderful! I absolutely loved this recipe and will be making it again. The cake was very moist and flavorful and I thought the bourbon cream cheese glaze was fantastic.

I also tried my hand at Pumpkin Pie Macarons from Annie’s Eats and they did not turn out. I don’t think it was the recipe, rather my error. I added too much pumpkin pie spice and did not grind the nuts fine enough. I didn’t even both making the filling because the shells turned out so poorly. I will attempt macarons again, I will not be defeated! Though I was not taking this positive attitude when they first flopped, but I’ve been reformed, at least for now.

Honey Potato Rolls

Dave made Honey Potato Rolls from Foodie with a Family, which were wonderfully soft and delicious. He said he would make them again and I can’t argue with that.

Stud Muffin

He also made our favorite the Stud Muffin from the The Bread Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum. So delicious! I always can’t wait for him to make it again, though it is a bit time consuming.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

We celebrated my sister’s birthday a bit late due to a cold that I was suffering from on the original date. Dave and I made this Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake from Pennies on a Platter per Megan’s request. I don’t think I would make this recipe again. The cake was rather dry and not flavorful and per instructions, the double recipe of the frosting was way too much. The amount of frosting would have been much better with a three layer cake instead of the two called for in the recipe.

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