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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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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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Güllaç with Cardamom and Hazelnuts

Güllaç with Cardamom and Hazelnuts

October 08th, 2007  | Category: Dessert, Turkish Cuisine


Whenever I hear the word Ramadan, I immediately think of Güllaç. It is a traditional Turkish dessert that dates back to the Ottoman Empire. I've read somewhere that it was also a part of the circumcision ceremony menu for Sultan Süleyman, The Magnificient's sons'. This milk based dessert is prepared with Güllaç leaves, which are basically starch wafers that are made of corn starch, flour and water.

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