Tuesday, June 2, 2009
TWD - Cinnamon squares
This week's Tuesday with Dorie focusses on cinnamon. Tracey of Tracey's Culinary Adventures has chosen Dorie's Cinnamon Squares as our recipe for this week.
Basically, these squares are a cinnamon flavoured cake, sandwiched with a ribbon of cinnamon sugar and chocolate, and with chocolate frosting on top. In theory, this sounds really good, but it unfortunately did not do it for me. Perhaps there was too much cinnamon, or perhaps it was because I found the cake really plain, but I just couldn't get excited about these. They weren't awful - just "meh". However, taste is a subjective thing, and Ruth liked it, and the whole pan disappeared before lunch at work.
Like a lot of others, I found that the cinnamon sugar and chocolate tended to sink to the bottom of the batter - the slice in the photograph is the textbook slice, while most of the other slices had a sunken ribbon. My squares took 55 minutes to cook through, as opposed to the 35-40 minutes suggested in the recipe. Dorie certainly keeps me on my toes with baking times - mostly, I need slightly less time than stated in the recipe, whereas in this case, I needed roughly 1.5 times the suggested baking time.
You can see what the other TWD team members thought by checking out the blogroll.