Tuesdays with Dorie

This week’s recipe was an ambitious one: Brioche Raisin Snails (page 56), chosen by Culinary Concoctions by Peabody.  Yes, the group’s recipe is chosen by a different Tuesdays-with-Dorie member each week and, because they’re bakers and therefore an orderly lot, there’s a method by which members are tapped to be the chooser. 

I’ve visited a bunch of the blogs to see this week’s results and they’re wonderful!  I can’t tell you how thrilling it is for me to see so many people making such great stuff.  And the snails recipe, with its buttery yeast dough, pastry cream, rum-flamed raisins and need for patience – there’s no rushing a yeast dough – was a real challenge.  Next week’s recipe is the Caramel-Topped Flan (both simple and delicious), pictured here.

If this sounds like fun to you, go to Tuesdays with Dorie and sign on.  All are welcome (bloggers and non-bloggers), no matter your baking skills – there are plenty of beginners in the group, which is another reason I think it’s so good. 

Many thanks to Laurie for thinking up this great idea, developing the website and encouraging everyone to bake, bake, bake!

Dorie Greenspan

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