I am a day late posting these. Family just left yesterday from a fabulous holiday weekend. This is the end to a wonderful journey through Dorie Greenspan's book Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan . I started with the group three and a half years ago. The first year I participated every week, but then had a few slack off periods. I missed my first opportunity to host but was able to host later on. Dorie has been very encouraging to our group along the way. I have learned so much from all the other bakers, and wonderful friendships have grown along the way. I'm not a fabulous baker by any stretch, and a worse photographer, but it has been a journey I am glad I took. The kids thumprints were very easy. I chose not to roll them in chopped peanuts and I added some chocolate morsels to the centers instead of jam. I love peanut butter and chocolate so it was a no brainer for me to do that. Be sure to check out the other bakers at http://tuesdayswithdorie.
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As our TWD group is ending, and we are finishing up Dorie Greenspan's Baking with Dorie cookbook, I wanted to bake a few of the recipes that I missed along the way. Tonight, I am taking dinner to a sick friend and I wanted some sort of dessert. My twitter friend Nancy hosted this Swedish Visiting Cake when it was her turn and she has made it several times since. I have made a recipe similar to this years ago that I loved, so I decided to try Dorie's version today. It will be the perfect dessert for our dinner tonight. I did not have a cast iron skillet as it called for in the recipe, so I used a heavy duty square cake pan and sat on top of a cookie sheet. It was a really easy recipe to whip up. No mixer required. Easy ingredients. My square pan made it thinner than I would have liked, so next time I will use a smaller round cake pan. This is going to be my "go-to" cake this year. I'm going to make several to share with my neighbors. If you