Sara of I Like to Cook asked me if I would be interested in participating in another cookbook spotlight. I get a free cookbook out of the deal with the option to cook from/review. The publisher gets some publicity.
THe latest offering is Dorie Greenspan's Baking; From my home to yours. I notice that the Amzon reviews are very positive; I agree with them so far, but I have only tried one recipe so far. These are the Applesauce Spice Bars.
I will post a recipe as soon as I have the energy to hold that 4lb book while I type, but in the meantime, here is a link to a paraphrased version of the recipe.
I really like these bars and they got better with age too. Initially, the texture was wonderfully light and cakey. Overnight in the fridge, the moisture from the glaze soaked into the cake, giving it a moister denser texture. I could bicture serving this warm with creme fraiche or creme anglaise.
Stay tuned, because I plan to try out another recipe from this book to see if I just got lucky on this one.
I was thinking about making them too, but made brownies instead after my allspice muffins sucked.
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