Tuesdays with Dorie: Miso Maple Loaf from Baking with Dorie

Slices of Dorie Greenspan Miso Maple Loaf.This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is from Dorie’s latest book, releasing today – Baking with Dorie!

Baking with Dorie cover.As with Dorie’s other recent books, I’ll be baking my way through it with the Tuesdays with Dorie crew – I can’t interrupt my streak, right? I’ve made every recipe in Around my French Table and Baking Chez Moi and am currently in the throes of Dorie’s Cookies (and Everyday Dorie with the Cook the Book Fridays crew). I can’t quit you, Dorie!

(yup, some nice shoutouts here to the TWD crew – Dorie is the BEST!)

I’ve been excited to start on the recipes from Baking with Dorie ever since I heard about the book (three years ago as she was releasing Everyday Dorie (remember that time I interviewed Dorie in Toronto and she came to cook with my students?).

Kids cook with Dorie Greenspan and Mardi Michels on eatlivetravelwrite.com(luckiest kids in the world!)

At George Brown College with Mardi Michels and Dorie Greenspan on eatlivetravelwrite.com(Dorie gave us a few hints about Baking with Dorie back in 2018…)

So now it’s out – what’s it all about?

From the publisher:

Say “Dorie Greenspan” and think baking. The renowned author of thirteen cookbooks and winner of five James Beard and two IACP awards offers a collection that celebrates the sweet, the savory, and the simple. Every recipe is signature Dorie: easy—beginners can ace every technique in this book—and accessible, made with everyday ingredients. Are there surprises? Of course! You’ll find ingenious twists like Berry Biscuits. Footlong cheese sticks made with cream puff dough. Apple pie with browned butter spiced like warm mulled cider. A s’mores ice cream cake with velvety chocolate sauce, salty peanuts, and toasted marshmallows. It’s a book of simple yet sophisticated baking. The chapters are classic: Breakfast Stuff • Cakes • Cookies • Pies, Tarts, Cobblers and Crisps • Two Perfect Little Pastries • Salty Side Up. The recipes are unexpected. And there are “Sweethearts” throughout, mini collections of Dorie’s all-time favorites. Don’t miss the meringue Little Marvels or the Double-Decker Caramel Cake. Like all of Dorie’s recipes, they lend themselves to being remade, refashioned, and riffed on.

 I mean…. How could you NOT want to bake every recipe, right?

The Tuesdays with Dorie crew chose the easily accessible Miso Maple Loaf for our first recipe from the book to post on publication day and I’d say it’s a great recipe to start as it hints of what’s to come. A familiar recipe (quickbread/ loaf cake) with a little “something” you can’t quite put your finger on (miso). And, as always, delicious.

Dorie Greenspan Miso Maple Loaf.Beautifully deep and orange (from the zest) – I used a combination of lemon and orange. Sturdy enough to be enjoyed on its own but delicately flavoured that it can stand up to a glaze (I didn’t do one this time), or butter and jam or even, curiously suggested, a piece of cheese..

Of the inspiration behind this, Dorie says it was inspired by a salmon with a miso-maple syrup glaze. She says “It seems odd to have found sweet inspiration in something salty, or to even think that a fish supper could become a cake for breakfast. But in the moment, it all made sense: Miso and maple syrup hover in that space between sweet and savory.”

Yes, that’s exactly it – the space between sweet and savoury with (as with many of the recipes in this book and also Everyday Dorie) an ingredient you can’t quite place but which works..

Dorie Greenspan Miso Maple Loaf on a plate on the Baking with Dorie book.
And yes, of COURSE I minified the recipe – I made half the amount which yielded two tiny loaf cakes (using not quite these tinsaffiliate link – but similar). One for us, one for a neighbour. Starting out as I mean to continue – minifying the baking to make it manageable (for eating, not necessarily making!)!

Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Maple Miso Loaf from Baking with Dorie on pp 69-70 of Baking with Dorie or here!

Buy Baking with Dorie and join us baking through the book!

Baking with Dorie cover.

Buy Baking with Dorie on Amazon (this link should bring you to the Amazon store geographically closest to you) or for free worldwide shipping, buy from The Book Depository. Then join us over on Tuesdays with Dorie and bake your way through the book!



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Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of “Baking with Dorie” for review purposes. I was not asked to write about the book, nor am I being compensated for doing so. All opinions 100% my own.



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17 thoughts on “Tuesdays with Dorie: Miso Maple Loaf from Baking with Dorie”

    • Not minimizing, MINIFYING. I’ve got a habit of doing this simply because I bake and cook SO much that I simply cannot eat (or give away) everything if I make it full size, that’s all.

  1. Your loaf looks lovely, I would love to just take a little rest on that crumb…it looks so beautifully delicious. Congrats on all your baking accomplishments…you are here to set the bar high for the group (well, you and Steph…) so I’m thinking my job is to do the opposite, my job is to make sure that everyone else feels accomplished and empowered as I am often missing or late or horrible at the photos, etc. What can I say? I aspire. You are so inspiring. I love baking with you.

    • Aw Kayte thanks so much I am not anything other than organised and I DO love baking my way through these books with everyone 🙂 Happy to be embarking on this adventure together too!

  2. Your cake looks beautiful. Congrats on the shout out and not missing a recipe! I wish I would have stuck with it on my other tries baking along. I’m determined to stick with the group all the way through this new book!

  3. i also did a half recipe as one mid-size loaf, but this was a good one to kick things off! love that picture of dorie with you and the boys– what a kind and talented lady she is, and i’m so glad she’s given us another treasure to work through together!

  4. I love the photo with your students. Wonderful shout out to you too in the book. I am glad you are continuing your streak. The first piece of cake I had I didn’t notice the miso but the second one tasty more earthy.

  5. So fun!!! My goodness I remember reading and following Tuesdays With Dorie so long ago! The miso maple loaf looks fantastic!

  6. Congrats on the shoutout Mardi!…and loved the picture with Dorie and the students! So happy to be baking alongside of you in a new cooking adventure!! 🙂

  7. I was doing good to make all of the recipes from BFMHTY and here you have made ALL of her recipes in all the books that have come out. Geaux, Mardi!!!

    Your loaf is lovely. The crumb is perfect.

  8. A fellow mini-loaf-baker! I got four mini-loaves out of the full recipe and have given them all away. I’ve had no naysayers on this recipe – everyone loved it. Yours look perfect!

  9. You got it exactly right when you said there was a little something different in the flavor. My supermarket did not carry miso so I substituted tahini paste. This life has been so good toasted in the mornings! Yours looks absolutely perfect!


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