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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Gianduja Gelato – A ticket to Hazelnut Heaven

Gianduja Gelato – A ticket to Hazelnut Heaven

July 13th, 2007  | Category: Chocolate, Ice Cream & Sorbet, Turkish Cuisine


I couldn't help but eat half of this gelato before it even had a chance to freeze and went to heaven. The hazelnut heaven. What makes you choose a recipe to try the first time you open a cookbook? An enticing photo? A favorite ingredient used in the recipe? Raves you read on food blogs? All of the above? For me, it is sometimes the technique that is used. ...

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