Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Cinnamon Squares

This week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was selected by Tracey of Tracey’s Culinary Adventures. These tasty squares have cinnamon and sugar mixed into the batter, as well as a layer of chocolate, with even more cinnamon and sugar added to it. This dessert (breakfast?) is pleasantly light, and easy to put together.

I opted not to add the espresso powder, nor the chocolate icing at the end. I stole a bite from a corner after the squares had cooled, and felt that there was a nicely subtle chocolate background to the dish, and decided adding more icing might overdo it.

I'm assuming that this treat was initially created as a dessert, as it is fairly sweet and has a lot of chocolate, but I don't see a reason why it couldn't be a decadent breakfast. It's fairly light, and the strong cinnamon flavor is definitely reminiscent of cinnamon rolls.

Recipe: Baking: From My Home to Yours, by Dorie Greenspan, pp. 210-211


chocolatechic said...

This did seem to be more of a breakfast cake.

That is the direction I took it.

Fit Chick said...

Looks great! I picked the frosting off my piece, DH ate it all!

Tracey said...

Thanks for baking with me this week! Your squares look perfect! Next time I'd probably skip the chocolate frosting too and either do a cream cheese frosting or just pair it with ice cream.

Anonymous said...

I like how your cinnamon/chocolate ribbon looks in your Cinnamon Square cake - soo thick! No wonder you didn't think it was necessary to add the chocolate frosting! Very nice!