Caramel Beurre Sale Sandwich Cookies

Caramel Beurre Sale Sandwich Cookies

January 07th, 2010  | Category: Chocolate, Cookies


The only downside - and I assure you, there is only one downside - of buying a jar of Henri Le Roux's famous caramel spread "Le Caramelier" is the fast-approaching expiration date. The jar I brought back from Denise Acabo's shop A l'Etoile d'Or had an expiration date of 19/12/09 written on it, which meant that I only had two weeks to finish it. And believe me, that's ...

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Double Chocolate Bundt Cake

Double Chocolate Bundt Cake

May 28th, 2009  | Category: Cakes, Chocolate


Double Chocolate Bundt Cake with Chocolate Ganache Glaze. This is how I make up for lost time. I've neglected my blog for quite a while. It has been a month since I last came here and shared a recipe (and some amazing news), but it really feels like yesterday. Time flies. Actually, I haven't been baking for a month and I am too ashamed to tell you how ...

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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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Chocolate Cheesecake

Chocolate Cheesecake

December 12th, 2008  | Category: Cheesecake, Chocolate


Isn't it outrageous that a food blogger who is a shameless chocoholic AND a die hard Golden Girls fan does NOT have a chocolate cheesecake in his repertoire? As far as I'm concerned, he should have written THE book on chocolate cheesecakes by now. Shame on me. The truth of the matter is, I lack one very important ingredient here in Istanbul: cream cheese. Actually, cream cheese in ...

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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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