Tuesday, November 23, 2010

TWD: Chocolate Chunkers


This week Tuesdays With Dorie was treated to a rewind – any recipe that has already been selected, either something new or an old favorite. Fun! My method for selecting a recipe was to print out the list of recipes that had been chosen before I joined the group, check off the ones I have since made (not that many), and hand the list to Josh to make the decision. He thought cookies called Chocolate Chunkers were definitely worth trying. This recipe was selected by Claudia of Fool for Food in September 2008. I had a little trouble finding a direct link to the recipe on her site, but Dorie baked along that week and posted the recipe here. These are kitchen sink cookies: in total, they contain five forms of chocolate (powder, bittersweet, unsweetened, semisweet, and milk or white), plus nuts and raisins. And in writing this post, I realized that mine contained even more, because I didn’t notice the “or” in milk or white chocolate. Oops. I was a little nervous, since there have been a few mix-in heavy recipes that haven’t been big hits in our household, and also because the dough barely adhered all the goodies together.



My worries were unwarranted, though, because they baked up just fine and are yummy. They are pretty much candy; Josh likened them to Rocky Road. Yum! In the recipe notes, Dorie mentions that she made a version of these cookies called Chocolate Chubs (also an awesome name) at Sarabeth’s Bakery. Dorie recently posted a rave review (and a recipe) of Sarabeth Levine’s new book, Sarabeth’s Bakery: From My Hands to Yours, here on her site. Josh surprised me with a copy of that book the day before Dorie posted her review of it, and coincidentally I had bread from it proofing when I read the review! Anyway, it’s a splendid book and worth putting on your holiday wishlist.


This recipe rated an 8 for Deliciousness and a 3 for Effort, for an EDR of 2.66. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the bakers made!




I also rewound to one of our very favorites: Classic Banana Bundt, which is an easy and excellent use for old bananas, which I found myself with last night. This recipe was chosen by the Queen of Bundts, Mary the Food Librarian and the recipe can be found here. And, wow, it photographed much better when it was glazed and I had natural light!

8 comments:

Clivia said...

I made a kitchen sink cookie too. Your chocolate chunkers look great! The bundt too. I wish we had more rewind weeks, otherwise I'll never get to the earlier recipes.

Flourchild said...

I love the chunckers and I love the BBCake...both recipes are winners! Great choice this week. I love the picture with the cookies and ice cream..can we say YUM!!

jillbert said...

Dorie has so many great cookies, and I think I need to add these to my list of things to bake. I've made the banana bundt, and it's definitely a good one!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Kayte said...

Well, you have been busy, two for one this week! Guys love these cookies...and the bundt looks like a winner, too, isn't that such a pretty color?! Happy Thanksgiving!

Cakelaw said...

Both excellent choices Margot. I haven't made the chunkers, but I have made ther banana bundt, which is fabulous - and I have about 4 bananas living in my freezer ...

Gloria said...

Hi Margot! Your hubby is so sweet to buy you a baking book...or maybe he's selfish because he knows there will be some yummy stuff in it for him! The book looks great and I'm putting in my wish list. Your rewind recipes look fantastic! Chocolate chunkers sound right up my alley!

TeaLady said...

I liked these cookies when we made them. I really need to go back and make them again.

Look just perfect!!

Tracey said...

Great choices for the rewind Margot! I had a similar strategy for the rewind - figure out what I hadn't made that Shane would eat and give it a go (I ended up with the gateau).

So sweet of Josh to surprise you with the new book! I saw Dorie's review of that one too and hope to borrow it from my library soon.