Dienstag, 24. Juli 2012

TWD: Blueberry Nectarine Pie

I'm back from holidays and before I went back to work (yesterday was my last day off...) I made the last July recipe. Blueberries and nectarines are a wonderful combination! I remeber a recipe in one of Nigella Lawsons early books, a dessert containing of nothing else than nectarines and blueberries, shortly warmed/baked in the oven. Pure Perfection.

Therefore, I was very happy when I saw this recipe was chosen for July, although I still (even after 2,5 years of baking with the group) tartes and pies frighten me. Whatever crust we make, no matter which technique is employed, I never manage to get it right. Rolling the dough and bringing into the pan - that never works for me and I always have troubles with crusts getting too dark (or being not trough).

Anyways, nectarines and blueberries made me do this recipe.

The dough is interesting, as it does not involve any sugar. But don't worry, the filling has sugar enough :o]

As always, I had troubles with rolling and fitting the dough, but this is only my special topic and I am sure the dough works out fine and is simple for anybody else. In the end, my "pie" turned out more as a spoon dessert because the crust was more than "flaky".

But the filling is just marvelous - therefore, thanks to everybody for choosing this wonderful, season-perfect recipe. If you want to find out about the Blueberry Nectarine Pie go to the blog by Hilary (Manchego’s Kitchen) or the one by Liz (That Skinny Chick Can Bake) - or have a look at the book: "Baking with Julia" by Dorie Greenspan on p. 384.

Mittwoch, 4. Juli 2012

TWD: Hazelnut Biscotti (Pistacchio Cranberry Biscotti)

I am too late with posting, but I made them in time!For these biscotti did opt for the "playing around" options and made Pistachio-Cranberry Biscotti. The combo was great in colour and taste.

The biscotti are very very easy to make and can also be eaten by my lactose intolerant friends, as there is not even butter in the recipe.

I liked them very much and am sure to make them again. I am not sure if I would opt for any other ingredients the next time, because I was so convinced of these, and so were my colleagues at work!

To find out about the (original Hazelnut Biscotti) recipe have a look at our hosts blog: Jodi of Homemade and Wholesome and Katrina of Baking and Boys or have a look at "Baking with Julia" by Dorie Greenspan on pp 315-316.