TWD: Sweet Cream Biscuits

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie was a nice change — instead of the usual sugary treat, we did Sweet Cream Biscuits, which worked out really well because I was able to make them to go along with dinner last night! The recipe was chosen by Melissa of Love At First Bite.

These biscuits are a spin on a traditional baking powder biscuit and use heavy cream and a bit of sugar, but no butter or shortening. There’s a very light sweetness, and with a pat of butter they were the perfect addition to last night’s dinner of pork chops and mashed potatoes.

My pint of cream had a little leftover after I used the one cup necessary for the biscuits, so the girls poured the leftover cream into a glass container and made butter for the biscuits while dinner cooked! 😀

Anyway, these were delicious and I’ve got the recipe bookmarked now so I can get to it quickly when I need a side for dinner.


Layered Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

Layered Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

I think I’ve found the most decadent chocolate dessert ever. Over a lazy weekend last fall I was doing a search over at Food Network and this was on the front page. On a whim I decided to give it a shot because wow, that’s a lot of chocolate and I needed to try it!

So they were originally called Chocolate Cheesecake Candy Cane Bars. But here’s the thing: I’m not terribly crazy about hard candy — and especially candy canes — crunched up on top of softer desserts. I like them on their own if I’m in the mood, but otherwise no, leave my desserts alone!

So I substituted chopped walnuts instead and I can’t imagine these with anything else. I really don’t think the candy cane would have worked as well unless you added a touch of peppermint extract to the top layer, but honestly even that I think would be overdoing it.

I think I’d also add just a touch more melted butter to the crushed Oreo crust because it crumbled more than I’d like after it was baked.

My two nine-year-olds helped me with the pictures (as you can imagine, it was nearly a fight to the death over who would get to take which shots, but as you can see it all worked out in the end. 🙂 ) Read More


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