Well, for this week's Tuesdays With Dorie recipe I think it's the first one I actually made twice before posting! It is so incredibly good but that's not the reason why. I've lost my camera. My new camera. I'm completely devistated. Granted, it's not a super-dee-duper fancy camera, but we had figured each other out enough so that I could manipulate the settings enough to hopefully make it look like it was. I've been in mourning for my camera. Especially since I finally found my charger for my old piece-of-junk camera and just can't get the old one to do what I need it to. I sincerely apologize for not posting anything sooner, but I hope you understand.
So, my missing camera is the reason I made this recipe twice in two weeks. The first time, I was so excited to be prepared and creating a recipe for TWD so early, and that's when I discovered my camera was missing. And since I couldn't find it or the old camera's charger in time, we ate every last bite.
It was Uh-MAz-ing!! I didn't add raisins to either batch, gross! The first batch was exactly as the recipe called for but without raisins. The second time, and what these photos are reflecting, I added coconut. COCONUT! Only one of the YUMMIEST flavors out there! I added 1/2 c. to the chocolate gooey goodness, then another 1/2 c. to the top crumbles. The top pieces were incredible since it ended up toasting a lot of the coconut and what's better than plain coconut!? TOASTED coconut! Ah yes!
I also started a biggest loser contest with a big group of friends and so I only kept about 5 squares for my family and me and the rest I took to work and to another co-BL participant...teeeheee. It pains me to do that sometimes, like with this recipe. BUT it is so much more rewarding hearing the praises and compliments and overall joy seen on the faces of those enjoying my concoctions. THAT is what makes baking so rewarding for me.
If you'd like to make this delicious treat too, head on over to Lillian's blog Confectiona's Realm for a copy of the recipe. You can also check out what other Tuesdays with Dorie Bloggers baked up by going to the TWD Blogroll.