Cinnamon Squares - Tuesdays with Dorie

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Food Librarian - Cinnamon Squares

For this week's Tuesdays with Dorie selection, Tracey of Tracey’s Culinary Adventures chose Cinnamon Squares on pages 210 and 211 of Dorie's book, Baking: From My Home to Yours. Be sure to head over to Tracey's blog. Her blog rocks!!!

Food Librarian - Cinnamon Squares
I've made this recipe before and it is delicious! A perfect breakfast, tea, snack, brunch, dessert, 3:00 pm, midnight and TV snack. Yes, a friend indeed.

Food Librarian - Cinnamon Squares
The center swirl is a delicious combo of instant espresso powder, sugar, cinnamon and chocolate. I know some people don't care of the flavor combo of cinnamon and chocolate, but I love it. I put in 3/4 of the batter, the swirl, then the remaining 1/4 batter.

Food Librarian - Cinnamon Squares
The topping is a mix of melted bittersweet chocolate and butter. Simply yum.
Be sure to check out the other Tuesdays with Dorie bakers

Recipe: Find it on Tracey’s Culinary Adventures, or in Dorie's fantastic book, Baking.
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Ria said... [Reply to comment]

Mary,It's perfect!looks soooo good!!!

Rachel said... [Reply to comment]

that is just delectable....

Donna-FFW said... [Reply to comment]

I have tried this before and loved it also, and you are right.. its one of those great snack cakes!! Yours looks terrific!

Isabelle said... [Reply to comment]

tout simplement fantastique ta présentation. Je trouve que c'était un gâteau qui n'était pas facile à photographier et toutes les présentations de ce matin sont superbes :)

Amanda said... [Reply to comment]

I'm glad this worked out for you! It did smell Heavenly, but something went wrong with mine. Amazingly, my ribbon didn't sink LOL

Steph said... [Reply to comment]

Mary, that looks really good! I totally agree, this is the perfect cake at any time of the day.

Pamela said... [Reply to comment]

Your cake looks perfect, Mary. I'm even a tad envious of your swirl. I loved this one, it was SO good. Your frosting looks so rich and decadent, too.

Em said... [Reply to comment]

Wow this really looks great! You had real success with this one :)

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said... [Reply to comment]

These look beautiful! Professional and perfect! Why am I not surprised?

Maria said... [Reply to comment]

I can't believe I haven't tried these yet. I adore cinnamon!! They look really good!

Linda said... [Reply to comment]

yum, yum, yum...I'm craving a piece right now!

Katrina said... [Reply to comment]

Yours looks gorgeous and delicious! The melty chocolate on that first photo is divine!

~~louise~~ said... [Reply to comment]

Just popped in from Mary Anne's (Meet Me in the Kitchen) I'm with you, I love the marriage of cinnamon and chocolate. I wouldn't mind nibbling one of those Cinnamon Squares right now along side my coffee. Thanks for sharing...

I'm off to check out your Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake!

MacDuff said... [Reply to comment]

This looks ridiculously awesome. Nice job!

Lady Baker said... [Reply to comment]

oh my, your photos are perfect! I can't wait to get home and have some more.

You are so right--it's the perfect snack for any time! I had some last night around 10pm with a glass o' milk, and this morning was tempted to have another small piece with my coffee!

eatme_delicious said... [Reply to comment]

Ooo this looks really delicious!

Ingrid said... [Reply to comment]

Like you I'm one of those that likes cinnamon and chocolate. This looks amazing.

Your photos are wonderful! I think the love came through.

Kim said... [Reply to comment]

Looks fantastic. I adore your pictures.

Esi said... [Reply to comment]

Sign me up! I am always down for cinnamon and chocolate.

SUGAR B said... [Reply to comment]

I absolutely ADORE the fact that you made these AGAIN . . you are so FIERCE! Love it!

Fantastic pictures and I agree with you . . great anytime snack. Like, right now! :)

Beryl said... [Reply to comment]

Such glossy swirly frosting! Looks fantastic!

Megan said... [Reply to comment]

This is great any time of day - I only wish I had made it again.

Jennifer said... [Reply to comment]

Your cinnamon squares look fabulous!!!!!

Karen Brown Letarte said... [Reply to comment]

OMG.... these look fantastic, totally drool-worthy. I could devour several at this very moment. Unfortunately, my DC can't stand anything coffee-flavored. Maybe I could leave that out and subsititute something else? Gorgeous job! :) K

Madam Chow said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful results and photo, as usual!

ButterYum said... [Reply to comment]

Your photos really make me want to give these squares a try!

Sara @ Our Best Bites said... [Reply to comment]

Love cinnamon and chocolate together. This picture caught my eye right away on foodgawker. YUM!

Jayme Duke said... [Reply to comment]

Oh my this looks absolutely incredible! I too love cinnamon and chocolate together! Will add this to the 'to bake list' for sure :)

Beautiful photos btw!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

great work! i'm wanting another piece right now :)

Monica H said... [Reply to comment]

Who doesn't like cinnamon and chocolate? Seriously!

It's one of my favorite combinations and these look delicious!

Leslie said... [Reply to comment]

This looks absolutely perfect! I bet putting in 3/4 of the batter before layering in the ribbon really helped keep it in place. Nice job!

vibi said... [Reply to comment]

Woahhh... what a nice ganache! Glistening under the light! ...oh! and I just love your teethmarks! LOL LOL I know it's kinda strange to get compliments on teethmarks... LOL but I dunno there's something about the fact that we rarely see them and goodness knows how many food blogs we go through!

Very nice, Mary!

Amy said... [Reply to comment]

Oh yum - they look just perfect! Beautiful!


Pearl said... [Reply to comment]

those look delicious!

chocolatechic said... [Reply to comment]

I love the fork lines in your frosting on that last picture.

It looks beautiful.

Justin said... [Reply to comment]

this looks really good

Charli said... [Reply to comment]

I could eat your pictures they look so good! Your frosting spread really does look perfect!

Blue is Bleu said... [Reply to comment]

Oh. My. I need to make this for my husband's family reunion next weekend!!!

Natalie said... [Reply to comment]

looks divine, girl!

Melissa @ For the Love of Health said... [Reply to comment]

oh man- that looks incredible!!

Sara said... [Reply to comment]

Those look aaaawesome. Great job. These were tasty.

Jodie said... [Reply to comment]

Looks great!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, that first photo is such a tease - looks soo delicious I want to take a bite!
I love the cinnamon/chocolate combo too!

finsmom said... [Reply to comment]

Great work! These look lucious and yummy!
The frosting looks so amazing in your pic! Now I am craving them!

spike. said... [Reply to comment]

beautiful! love the teeth marks on the last photo!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Your chocolate frosting looks so shiny and perfect. I agree that this cake was delicious any time of day (or night)!

Clivia said... [Reply to comment]

Your photos are so luscious. I wish I still had a square in my kitchen but I don't.

Karen said... [Reply to comment]

I love choc and cinnamon together. I'll have to make this one day.

Snooky doodle said... [Reply to comment]

what a nice cake! I m drooling!

steph- whisk/spoon said... [Reply to comment]

ahhh...they look so good! i'd snatch the whole 8x8 right off your counter!

J.Danger said... [Reply to comment]

These look SO good!

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

I just drooled all over my computer screen. Your photos are ridiculous! OMG!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Your squares look wonderful!

Tammy said... [Reply to comment]

I so have to make this again with the frosting!

Carol Peterman said... [Reply to comment]

I'm with you, this was fantastic and I love chocolate and cinnamon, or any spice for that matter.

Tracey said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks for baking with me this week Mary and for your kind words :) Your squares couldn't look more amazing. That frosting is calling my name!

karen said... [Reply to comment]

it looks amazingly beautiful. i loved how this recipe was a little out of the norm. i agree with you, it is a perfect cake for almost any time of the day!

Rachel said... [Reply to comment]

Wow your cake looks amazing! That frosting looks so rich and gooey!

Sophie said... [Reply to comment]

MMMMM..your cake looks so tasty & fabulous is the word, I think!
Yum Yum Yum,...

Mary said... [Reply to comment]

I love the teeth marks :)...that is the best part of the picture....

Cori said... [Reply to comment]

yes. Yes. YES! Your photos are wonderful as well.

TeaLady said... [Reply to comment]

That looks amazing.

Di said... [Reply to comment]

That looks gorgeous, Mary! I wish I'd gotten more pictures of mine before the glaze really set. I agree that this is great any time of day. =)

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

YAY, you're a bruin too! i love your blog; the photos are gorgeous! i am drooling over the chocolate frosting here; it looks SOOO meltly delicious!

Exile Kiss said... [Reply to comment]

Hi The Food Librarian,

What a beautiful blog. Thanks for the great pictures and ideas on baking. :)

Michele said... [Reply to comment]

Your cake looks perfect!

Lori said... [Reply to comment]

That is simply yummy looking. SO funny, I am still surprised what recipes are in that book. I thought I had read it cover to cover but apparently I missed a whole lot!

Teanna said... [Reply to comment]

Look at that FROSTING! SO GOOD!

April said... [Reply to comment]

They were delish weren't they? I'm beginning to think you never bake anything that doesn't turn out well : )

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I almost licked my monitor--that chocolate frosting looks so creamy and luscious. MMmmmmmmm....Racheal

Cristina said... [Reply to comment]

Bellissime le foto il tuo blog è molto interessante, passerò spesso.

The Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker Lady said... [Reply to comment]

Those cinnamon squares look so unhealthyly heavenly!

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