Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Tuesdays with Dorie: Cinnamon Squares

You guys, my brain is fried. There is a small pathetic puddle of gray jelly in between my ears, where my thinkbox should be. I can't even summon the mental fortitude to wax rhapsodic about the cinnamon squares we made this week:



See, I'm writing this entry a few days in advance, because we're going to Peru for a few weeks and I don't want to leave my blog sad and outdated, so I've been planning on writing and dripping the TWD posts while I'm gone. However, I have also been working, and hosting my visiting brother, and shopping for the trip, and making endless (endless!) checklists and plans and contact lists, because I am a high-strung Type A monkey who can't eat breakfast without a 5-bullet point plan of action. Long story short: I have been trying to write this entry all evening and have not been able to concentrate long enough to think of something clever to say.

Which is a shame, because this was a really nice cake. I love the combination of cinnamon and chocolate, and I thought the cinnamon swirl running through the middle was a really nice touch. The cake came together easily, and had a nice, moist crumb. I might have wanted a little ice cream on the side, but that's really not the cake's fault, now is it?

Sorry Dorie, it's a nice cake, but it's no match for Vacation Planning Brain. Cinnamon Squares: 0, Mush Brain: +1. Rematch next week!

17 comments:

  1. Your pictures are description enough. Makes me want to bake these now :D

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  2. I'm glad it worked for you :) Mine flopped, but I will probably try it again sometime.

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  3. Your cake looks lovely! Nice job on the ribbon.

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  4. Well, your photos look just as good as the ones in the book. Job well done! After all the planning and brain mushing, enjoy your trip!

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  5. Love that first picture, Liz... on a bed of cinnamon stick (that'd make a great romatic song for Bon Jovi, no?) LOL

    Beautiful, as usual... if I may add.

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  6. Beautiful cake, even if you do have vacation brain.

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  7. Beautiful cake, even if you do have vacation brain.

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  8. With a beautiful cake like that, you don't need clever words. How did you get your frosting to have those wonderful..stripes?

    Have fun in Peru & travel safely!

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  9. These were delicious! Have fun in Peru!

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  10. The cake was victorious! Vacation planning beats cake any day, I say.

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  11. oh my god! peru! so lucky - have an AMAZING time!

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  12. Wow, they look great. Hope you have a great trip!

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  13. Your cinnamon squares look wonderful! Your cinnamon/chocolate ribbon looks great and the frosting... I want some!
    Have a great vacation!

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  14. Peru!!!! Fantastic. Have a great time. Are you going to Machu Pichu. You will, of course, post pics, RIGHT!!!!

    Cake looks just right.

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  15. Thanks for baking with me this week! I hope you have a great trip!

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  16. Great cake! Have a wonderful time. Can't wait to see your other posts appear, and your photos upon your return!

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  17. Nice post. Thanks for sharing useful information.

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