184. Katharine Hepburn’s Brownies p.688

184. Katharine Hepburn's Brownies p.688

The recipe
You know who I have an irrational dislike for? Katharine Hepburn. I know she’s one of the best respected and beloved actresses of all time, and the Oscar winningest lady ever, but she just drives me nuts. Admittedly I haven’t seen much of her work, but one film is all it took. In Bringing [...]

26 July 2008 | Cookies, Bars, and Confections, The Book | 14 Comments
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154. Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting p.726

154. Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting p.726

The recipe
As I mentioned yesterday I’m not a huge fan of icing on cakes. As a result, my icing skills suck. I’m far more likely to bake a cake, and sprinkle it with powdered sugar, or cocoa than make icing. If I do decide to top a cake, I prefer to use flavoured whipped cream. [...]

4 April 2008 | Cakes, The Book | 3 Comments
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83. Oatmeal Cookies p.664

83. Oatmeal Cookies p.664

The recipe
People are funny about baking. Not everyone, but probably a majority of people who “don’t bake” would at least be willing to try their hand at making oatmeal cookies. When their 5 year olds help bake, they make cookies. These are the same people who will look at you funny if you tell them [...]

30 August 2007 | Cookies, Bars, and Confections, The Book | 1 Comment
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79. Dark Chocolate Shortbread p.688

79. Dark Chocolate Shortbread p.688

The recipe
I made this recipe before I’d formally started The Project. I didn’t have my own camera back then so I invited friends over to both eat, and photograph, my food. I recently received a batch of those photos, and now I’m trying to remember how something tasted a year and a half later. Frankly [...]

23 August 2007 | Cookies, Bars, and Confections, The Book | Comments Off
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66. Mocha Toffee Cashew Bars p.694

66. Mocha Toffee Cashew Bars p.694

The recipe.
Opinion varied wildly about these bars. We brought these to dinner with another couple. The guy loved them, my dining companion hated them, and the other girl and I were of mixed opinions. They’re built on a fairly dense espresso flavoured cookie base, then topped with chocolate and salted roasted cashews.
I thought things were [...]

30 July 2007 | Cookies, Bars, and Confections, The Book | Comments Off
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65. Chocolate Truffles p.696

65. Chocolate Truffles p.696

The recipe.
This recipe has three ingredients, chocolate, cream, and cocoa powder. Almost by definition the success of failure of the recipe is in the quality of those ingredients, and the method of combining them. I used the wrong ingredients, and ignored parts of the method. They still came out tasty, if a bit ugly. The [...]

28 July 2007 | Cookies, Bars, and Confections, The Book | 1 Comment
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40. Warm Chocolate Raspberry Pudding Cake p.740

40. Warm Chocolate Raspberry Pudding Cake p.740

the recipe
I can’t say that I pulled this off with the grace or style of Julia Child, I hope that I honored her commitment to salvaging disasters with this dish. The concept here is basically an upside down cake. The bottom of the pan has a chocolate pudding layer, and then a cake batter [...]

20 May 2007 | Cakes, The Book | 11 Comments
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35. Cranberry Caramel Bars p.691

35. Cranberry Caramel Bars p.691

the recipe
I really enjoyed these bars. I brought half of them to a party, and they disappeared instantly. I enjoyed more of them over the next week, and brought out even more from the freezer a couple months later. All that to say, the recipe make a lot of bars, and they keep and freeze [...]

1 May 2007 | Cookies, Bars, and Confections, The Book | 2 Comments
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32. Flourless Chocolate Cake p.739

32. Flourless Chocolate Cake p.739

the recipe
This cake will make you believe flour and leavening were just getting in the way of every cake you’ve ever made before. It’s the chocolate cake equivalent of shortbread, the essence of the dish with all the frills stripped away. Cheap butter spoils shortbread; cheap chocolate would spoil this cake. There’s nothing in here [...]

17 April 2007 | Cakes, The Book | 5 Comments
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