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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Nutella Tart

Nutella Tart

June 25th, 2007  | Category: Chocolate, Tarts and Pies


No need to think twice. My most-craved dessert of all time is the super-creamy, too-good-to-be-true Nutella Tart. Jennifer of The Domestic Goddess, creator of the scrumptious Sugar High Friday food event, is hosting this month's SHF. Nutella Tart is a variation of the Chocolate Ganache Tart I bake quite frequently. It is my favorite tart as well as my friends' and sold like crazy at Harvey Nichols. Since I bake ...

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Chocolate Ganache Tart with Goji Berries

Chocolate Ganache Tart with Goji Berries

June 18th, 2007  | Category: Chocolate, Tarts and Pies


My new discovery: Goji berry. It is THE superfood. These berries grow on vines that reach over 20 feet in length in the remote, unpolluted hills and valleys of Tibet and Mongolia. The goji berry is a complete protein loaded with 18 amino acids including all 8 essential amino acids and contain over 20 trace minerals and vitamins. The ones I ordered from Amazon are certified organic, ...

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Chocolate Ganache Tart with Dried Berries & Pistachios

Chocolate Ganache Tart with Dried Berries & Pistachios

May 03rd, 2007  | Category: Chocolate, Tarts and Pies


Same recipe, different presentation.

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