Baking with Dorie: August Session

Every week on Tuesday, you'll often find me posting the weekly baking challenge I've completed for the Tuesdays With Dorie (TWD) baking group. I've had so much fun participating with this group since I joined in January, that I wanted to share the whole experience with members of What's Cookin, Chicago. Besides, what's more fun than having friends over and cooking/baking together? That's when I decided to have What's Cookin, Chicago members join me in the kitchen as we bake through Dorie Greenspan's recipes for the (TWD) group.

Today friends came over and we tackled all the TWD recipes for the month of September. Having others work through the recipes with are much more fun than doing it myself. We get to learn together, pick up tips and tricks from each other and the best part? Everyone leaves with the desserts we've made! Here's what we baked today and stay tuned to see our reviews and thoughts on these recipes in the coming weeks...

Espresso Cheesecake Brownies

Chocolate Souffle

Flaky Apple Turnovers

Cottage Cheese Pufflets

Chocolate Crunched Caramel Tart

Here are some candids of everyone working through the five recipes in four hours...


  1. Those all look really good! Especially the chocolate souffle. What an ingenious idea to do it like that! Maybe I could have stuck with TWD if I wasn't having to do it (and eat everything) every week!

  2. These desserts are mouth-watering. What a fun way to bake! I look forward to the monthly cooking group that I'm in - we have such a good time cooking and chatting together and always try things together that we might not try on our own.

  3. I don't bake nearly enough, because I don't want to have a million sweets just sitting around my house. Having friends over to bake together and then share the final product is a great way to keep from sweets overload! For me the process of baking is as much fun as the eating.