This week's Tuesdays with Dorie selection was Vanilla Ice Cream by Lynne of Cafe Lynnylu. You would have thought I could actually get this one made, right? And I intended to. I even went to the grocery store this afternoon and bought the ingredients to make it. Then we got home. And I had to get supper going. And then I re-read the recipe. And realized it would be ready to eat about, oh...say, midnight. So, my apologies to all those to came looking for yummy pictures and rave reviews. I'm sure it's a great recipe (although I may decrease the number of egg yolks, as suggested by some) and I hope to try it soon. In the meantime, be sure to check out what the other TWD Bakers did with the recipe!!
I recently professed my love of coffee and fancy coffee drinks. After the success of the Peppermint Mocha , I decided to tackle the Cinnamon Dolce Latte, another one of my favorites. According to the Starbucks website, it has flavors of "cinnamon, butter and brown sugar". Well, I covered the cinnamon and brown sugar components, but left out the butter. And you know what, I think it turned out quite well, if I do say so myself! I honestly wasn't sure if the cinnamon flavor in the syrup was going to be strong enough, but it was. I will admit to being impatient and not letting it steep for very long, so the cinnamon flavor might develop more if you do actually let it sit and cool off first. If you wanted it to be even stronger, you could always add a tiny bit of cinnamon oil to it as well. But be careful -- a little of that goes a long way! How much to make depends on how much you'll actually use. I just made a single batch this first time, but considering