Brownies for Dolce & Gabbana

Brownies for Dolce & Gabbana

October 30th, 2010  | Category: Brownies, Chocolate


I have to admit, I was a bit lost when Dolce & Gabbana requested me to create a recipe for their digital magazine, Swide. As soon as I read that email, I wished I were Pierre Hermé. He'd know exactly what to do. Who am I to create anything for D&G? Right after I picked my self-confidence up off the floor, I visited their website for inspiration and came ...

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Ice Cream Bombe Cake

Ice Cream Bombe Cake

January 11th, 2009  | Category: Brownies, Cakes, Chocolate, Ice Cream & Sorbet


New Year's Eve dinner parties at the mansion last for two days. The first night is a joyful gathering between close friends. Everyone is on their best behavior. 12 grown-ups and few kids dining like royalty. Come next afternoon, things get ugly. The vultures are back at the table for a leftover lunch party. No plates, no silverware, no rules, no mercy. The first pair of claws ...

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Hazelnut Brownies

Hazelnut Brownies

October 29th, 2008  | Category: Brownies, Chocolate


Here's the second recipe I developed for BRAVACASA: Hazelnut Brownies. These brownies fall into the "fudgy" category, with a moist and intensely chocolaty interior. It is almost as if you're biting into a bar of dark chocolate with hazelnuts. Doesn't it sound good? And wait (if you can) until the next day and taste them right after a good night's sleep in the refrigerator. It is almost as ...

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Brownies My Way

Brownies My Way

July 20th, 2007  | Category: Brownies, Chocolate


Some like it fudgy, some like it cakey. Some add walnuts, some don't. Some prefer thin slices, some like it thick. No matter which, I believe every baker has a favorite brownie recipe of his own. For instance, according to Dorie, Julia Child prefers them dark, fudgy and soft, whereas Katharine Hepburn likes them thin and chocolaty, prepared without much flour. I like mine somewhere in between. Moist but ...

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