Tuesday, December 28, 2010

TWD: Almost-Fudge Gateau



For the last week of 2010, the Tuesdays With Dorie bakers were treated to another rewind recipe and could select any previously-selected recipe, which was very welcome during the busy holiday season. I had been asked to bring a dessert (naturally) to my family’s Christmas dinner, which I was happy to do. I made these phenomenal Caramel Pecan Bars (sans curry powder) for Thanksgiving and they were such a hit that I knew I must make them again for Christmas. Despite the fact that I was pretty time-challenged, I thought it would also be nice to also bring something with chocolate. I had seen a few bakers make the Almost-Fudge Gateau from Baking last time we did a rewind, and it seemed like it would be perfect for Christmas. This recipe was chosen in February 2008 by Nikki of Crazy Delicious Food and you can find the recipe here. Due to an incredibly large and delicious dinner, and several other desserts competing for its attention, not a ton of the cake was eaten on Christmas, but we’re certainly not complaining about having leftovers.



This lovely chocolate dessert was very quick to put together and only baked for thirty-five minutes, though I think it probably could have done with a couple minutes less, as the inside wasn’t quite as fudgy as I anticipated. (My oven, or rather the thermometer, has been a bit unreliable lately). Nonetheless, we are enjoying slivers of it for dessert each night and Josh rated it an 8 for Deliciousness. I gave the recipe a 3 for Effort, for an EDR of 2.66. I can’t wait to check out the Leave Your Link section of the TWD site to see what the other bakers made this week!

7 comments:

Clivia said...

The top of your cake looks so light you can hardly believe it's chocolate. Great rewind choice!

TeaLady said...

THAT looks so good. Fluffy and light.

Leslie said...

What a gorgeous cake! I almost picked this one. We should meet in San Mateo...I could give you my leftover brioche dough and take a few slivers of your gateau. :-)

Tracey said...

Your gateau turned out beautifully Margot! I loved the simplicity of this one, but for some reason it didn't go over as well as I expected here. Those caramel pecan bars sound amazing, bookmarking that one now :)

I sat out again this week but I already made next week's recipe so slacking won't become habit...

Nancy/n.o.e said...

I'm happy you made this gateau, because it has been at the top of my rewind list, but this time around I couldn't fit it into the holiday baking/entertaining. You did a great job; if I were at your Christmas dinner you probably wouldn't have those slivers to enjoy!!

M D said...

The cake looks so light and fluffy! . Great recipe!

jillbert said...

This was a popular rewind this week, and I can see why. It looks delicious! I think we should all eat dessert first on holidays so that no one is too full to enjoy it.