Thursday, September 08, 2005

Some more things I've tried lately

Time for another "copycat"-post. As always, I'm incredibly tempted by other blogger's recipes, and here's the latest ones I've tried. Funny, all are for sweet things...

Chocolate Oblivion Truffle Torte, from Heidi at 101cookbooks

Oh my god. Make this. It's incredible. It's like one, huge chocolate truffle. Amazing texture. And so easy to make! Don't be intimidated by the instructions - it really was a breeze. Even the unmolding was simple! I used a 9-inch springform rather than an 8-inch, and it came out perfectly allright. This is a recipe I'll save and cherish. It's heavenly.

French Toast from Oslo Foodie

I happened to have a half leftover baguette when I woke up on Sunday morning, and I remembered having read this wonderful recipe a couple of weeks ago. I immediately whipped up a batch for breakfast. Yeay! I did omit the powdered sugar, and instead topped mine with my fave: maple syrup. And cinnamon. It was really yummy, and went very well with coffee.

Crazy Cookies from Farmgirl Fare

Great cookies! I made these for a work event, and everyone loved them. I substituted white chocolate rather than butterscotch chips, and dark chocolate for the milk... and I used walnuts. (Pecans are nearly impossible to come by here.) I got a lot more cookies than Farmgirl did - close to fifty! Not that I'm complaining, more cookies is always a good thing.


Anonymous said...

The Chocolate Oblivion Truffle Torte looks amazing. Maybe I could do it for Fredrik's birthday next week, he would love it. Which chocolate did you use?

Mona said...

Oh Cool! I just linked to farmgirl fare today! Those desserts look fabulous...and I die for chocolate cake!
I also noticed your tea truffle raspberry pix that won an award...beautiful! Will be tuning in more often!

Banlieue Blog said...

mmmmmmm......that French Toast looks like a winner for Sunday Breakfast!

Farmgirl Susan said...

Hi Anne,
I'm so glad you liked the Crazy Cookies. You did get a lot more than I do! I end up with about 18 cookies using a commercial scoop--or "disher"--that holds 4 liquid ounces of water. (I figured that was the easiest, although kind of odd, way to explain the size.) I guess mine aren't large, but gigantic. For hearty farm appetites, maybe? : )

Thanks so much for mentioning these and Farmgirl Fare. And I'm not sure if I should thank you or not for posting that gorgeous photo of the truffle torte. Oh my! : )