Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Tuesdays with Dorie - Sort of....

So, I cheated today. For the first time since I joined the group I decided not to bake the posted recipe. It seems like a perfectly nice recipe (La Palette's Strawberry Tart) but our local strawberries won't be available for another two weeks and it just didn't seem right to bake this with an import variety.

I couldn't let a Tuesday go by without a baking jamoboree so I decided to make Chocolate Chunkies from Dorie's book, Baking: From My Home to Yours.

What can I say about these cookies... Well - they are definately one chocolately cookie. There are not one, not two but five kinds of chocolate in these cookies (white chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, milk chocolate, unsweetened chocolate and cocoa). I made a couple of minor changes to the recipe including using milk and white chocolate chunks (instead of semisweet and white or milk as the recipe suggested) and I used chopped dried cherries in place of the raisins.

This cookie is more chunk then cookie. In fact, the cookie dough is really just there to keep the chunks together in one big lump. There is a scant 1/3 cup of flour in this recipe and they look odd (almost unbaked) when they emerge from the oven, but durn, are they tasty!

Anyway, despite my deliquency, I would encourage you to head on over to Tuesdays With Dorie and check out the wonderful tarts that other members have baked up.


Rebecca said...

Just 1/3 cup of flour? Wow. They look amazing.

Jaime said...

those cookies look sinful!

sorry you missed out on the tart...you could have used another fruit if strawberries weren't available... adaptations are welcome in this group! :)