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!