do not adjust your screen! i know you were expecting a luscious peanut butter torte. but make no mistake, this is still tuesdays with dorie!
and even though the lovely elizabeth of ugg smell food chose what i'm sure was an amazing torte, i decided to make a pass on it. i'm not especially fond of the rich and heavy desserts (peanut butter, cream cheese, chocolate, and oreo crumb sound a little heavy to me) and plus, with the final week of exams and papers due i felt like i didn't have enough time to do it the justice it deserved.
but school be darned, i still wanted to play around! so i decided to go with the easiest looking completed twd recipe on this list.
because blueberries are not yet in season, i went with the early spring strawberries. they did break down a wee bit and made it a little more watery. but i did add just a handful of chocolate chips, so that made it all better!
the orange was very nice and i would've preferred even more citrus flavor. i do love how dorie makes you moisten the sugar with the zest. i've never read that technique before, in fact i used to *skip* (gasp!) the "add zest" part of any recipe because i thought it was gross. i know, how juvenile! and now? well, now i am a bonafide zest convert and i love how the scent of a little zested sugar makes my whole day feel happy again!
but back to your regular programming ... to catch more peanut butter tortes than you could possibly have imagined your tongue getting stuck to the top of your mouth with, check out the rest of the wonderful twd bakers!
update: i'm submitting the top photo for this month's snackshot #3 the the "muffin" theme, hosted by michelle at the greedy gourmet. the deadline is today; how perfect! for more info, please click on photo badge below.