The Milk Bar Monday series is back! It’s been a little over a month since the bagel bombs, but a lot has happened in that month. Hopefully sometime in the next few weeks I can share with you all what I’ve been up to… but that probably won’t be until after graduation (scary!!!!!!)

This week our post is sticking to the savory side of things. We decided to do another Mother Dough recipe, one I have been eyeing for a long time, the volcanoes.

When Christina first describes the volcanoes in her book, she describes them in such a way that you feel like you have to make whatever these bread things are. Any bread item described has having cheese and gravy is on my priority list.

So the basic components of this delicious bread is the mother dough, deeply caramelized onions, scalloped potatoes and cheese. What you do is make a little pizza with a portion of the mother dough, spread some caramelized onions over the dough, top with a square of scalloped potatoes then cover it all completely with the dough. After that cut a little X in the top, stuff some cheese inside and bake.

No big deal, right? Trust me… Not as bad of a recipe as it sounds, but it does take a little time so don’t try and pack it all into one day.

So go ahead, try these for yourself!

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This week we are bringing back one of my favorite milk bar recipes, the mother dough.

We first introduced the mother dough when we made the cinnamon bun pie. It got mixed reviews from our crew, but I loved it.

I have been dying to make more of Tosi creations with the mother dough, and we finally got back around to it!

Today we are making Momofuku’s Everything Bagel Bombs with the Bacon, Scallion Cream Cheese Plugs.

…Yes, I know plugs isn’t the most attractive name for a food but just go with it for now.

Before I made my bagel bombs I looked up what The Amateur Gourmet said about his experience making them.
He raved. This raised my hopes for the bagel bombs even higher! These things needed to be … the bomb.

The consensus among the Milk Bar Monday group – utterly delicious. A few of us even chose to eat instead of photograph the majority of them.

Not a fan of bagels? Or cream cheese? Don’t run away so fast. Even my cream cheese hating boyfriend scarfed one down straight out of the oven. That’s saying something.
Don’t forget to check out everyone else bagel bombs!
Krissy @ Krissy’s Creations Audra @ The Baker Chick Cassie @ Bake Your Day
Watch the Bagel Bomb steps in the Vine I made yesterday! Click Here.

You can check out all of our past Milk Bar Monday recipes on my Pinterest Board

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I’m going to keep this short and sweet because this recipe looks daunting enough as it is!

Jacqueline originally picked a chocolate to have in her recipe arsenal. Since this one is challenging to make gluten free/dairy free she asked me to post the original recipe. I gladly obliged.

Jacqueline is ah-mazing and made this cake gluten free so if you know someone with a food allergy, they can still enjoy the cake! Check out her gluten free cake recipe here!

We have a small group this week. Me, Audra over at The Baker Chick, and Jacqueline.

Don’t forget to check out our Pinterest page with pictures of all our past Milk Bar Monday recipes.

Like I said, this recipe looks daunting all typed up. But each component is fairly quick to make on its own, so the process isn’t too time consuming.

My notes on the recipe:

I wanted the middle layer to be laden with fudge so I used 1/4 of the recipe in each step, and I saved the fudge used to make the cake to pour over my finished  product.

I made both batches of the fudge sauce in the microwave. It is super easy and fast that way.

This cake is full of the malted flavor. If that’s not your thing, use the regular fudge recipe in it’s place.

Both the bf and I thought this cake tasted better frozen.

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It’s time for another Milk Bar Monday. It’s a small one today – just Audra and I!
But that’s okay, we have a tasty new recipe for you.

Remember the apple pie layer cake I made back in February? Imagine that (minus the frosting) rolled up into a cake truffle covered in white chocolate. Just like those carrot cake truffles we made.

These were fairly easy, as far as MBM posts go. No new ingredients or techniques, just a different assembly process.

I was a little iffy on the proportions I was going to need, so I went ahead and made the full recipe of each component. You could easily scale each one back to half or quarters for fewer cake truffles.

The major difference between this recipe and the cake recipe is the way I cut the apples for the apple pie filling.

For the cake I recommend slightly larger chunks, for the truffles the smaller the better. The small apple pieces mixed in with the cake and cheesecake, but were big enough to keep their shape.

When rolling the truffles in the chocolate – be careful & work fast! I chose to skip the extra crumbs, I find that process strangely difficult.

These cake truffles are mighty tasty, so why not share with your friends? Make some for a holiday party, a cookie swap, or as gifts for the neighbors. Everyone will be happier with a little Milk Bar Monday magic in their lives.

APPLE PIE CAKE TRUFFLES

Makes 24-30 Cake Truffles
INGREDIENTS (COMPONENTS):
1 barely brown butter cake recipe, crumbled
1 apple pie filling recipe, apples strained of excess juices
1 liquid cheesecake recipe
1 pie crumb recipe
white chocolate or vanilla candy coating

DIRECTIONS:
In the bowl of your stand mixer combine the cake, apples from the apple pie filling recipe, liquid cheesecake, and 3/4 of your pie crumbs.
Mix everything together until 1 uniform mixture.
Roll the mixture into 24-30 even sized balls. Place them closely together on a lined cookie sheet, cover with plastic wrap and place in the freezer for an hour or two.
Melt the white chocolate or candy coating, mixing occasionally to keep smooth.
Dip the balls in the chocolate, then shake to remove any excess chocolate. You want a fairly thin chocolate coating. Sprinkle with a bit of the reserved pie crumb. Repeat with remaining truffles.
Place back in the freezer for a minute so the chocolate can harden. Serve immediately, store extra cake truffles in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

My final verdict, not so much cakey as cheesecake-y. If you want to have a more cake like truffle go for Audra’s recipe. If you want something a little more creamy and rich, try this version.
Either way you and your friends are in for a treat!