The Brioche Tart That Made Julia Child Cry

The Brioche Tart That Made Julia Child Cry

January 04th, 2008  | Category: Chocolate, Friends, Tarts and Pies


As I am writing this post, first snow of the year is hitting the streets of İstanbul. It was the only thing missing at our New Year's Eve dinner party. I baked two desserts for the occasion: "Chocolate and Chestnut Buche de Noel" and "The Brioche Tart that made Julia Child Cry" (recipe below). Can you believe that name? I didn't watch that specific episode, but apparently in ...

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Chocolate Brioche

Chocolate Brioche

December 27th, 2007  | Category: Bread, Breakfast and Brunch, Chocolate


Inspiration comes in mysterious ways. Who would have thought that dropping a piece of brioche into a jar of Nutella would lead to such a delicious discovery? OK, maybe it is not the greatest discovery, but chocolate definitely takes the classic brioche recipe to the next level. The level where chocoholics and gluttons like me meet up and stuff our faces with a whole brioche loaf and laugh ...

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Chocolate and Hazelnut Biscotti

Chocolate and Hazelnut Biscotti

November 19th, 2007  | Category: Chocolate, Cookies


About a year ago, I used to bake 10-20 batches of biscotti per week (I didn't eat them all). Then I started having biscotti nightmares. Logs sticking to my hands... Flour everywhere. Chop, chop, chop... Bake and slice and bake and slice... After I started having these nightmares, I stopped baking biscottis for a while. Then, last week, I received a comment on my previous biscotti post and ...

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Chocolate and Caramelized Banana Cake

Chocolate and Caramelized Banana Cake

November 14th, 2007  | Category: Cakes, Chocolate, Fruit


Blog themes certainly don't get developed on an empty stomach. Here is one of the sweet concoctions that kept me company while I struggled with margins and paddings.

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Best Chocolate Cupcakes Ever

Best Chocolate Cupcakes Ever

October 30th, 2007  | Category: Chocolate, Muffins and Cupcakes


I don't remember getting this excited over a small cupcake for such a long time. These cupcakes from the insanely delicious blog Cupcake Bakeshop by Chockylit made 20 kids and 20+ grown-ups very happy.

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