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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Cafe Fernando Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cafe Fernando Chocolate Chip Cookies

September 24th, 2007  | Category: Chocolate, Cookies


Cafe Fernando received its first mention in the press last Friday. It is a short interview that appeared in Hürriyet (one of the highest circulated national newspapers in Turkey). After the interview, I received tons of emails and comments to my blog. Thanks to Hürriyet, I've gained lots of new readers... So, how does a food blogger say "Thank you"?

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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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