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Homemade Ferrero Rocher. Homemade Ferrero Rocher (adapted by La casa de vainilla from here) 100 g hazelnut wafer biscuits, crushed 150 g toasted hazelnuts, finely chopped 200 g Nutella 150 g dark chocolate 4 1/2 Tbsp oil Combine wafer biscuits, hazelnuts and Nutella in a bowl. Leave in a fridge for about half an hour and then shape into small balls. Again, leave in the fridge to harden. Meanwhile, in a double boiler, melt chocolate with oil. Using a toothpick, dip each truffle into melted chocolate and leave on a plate. Makes about 25 truffles. How to Make Cake Pops. A couple of weeks ago I posted my 5 tricks to make cake pops more easily – ways I’ve found to cut down on time and frustration by using kitchen tools I already had. The post got a lot of comments and feedback, along with some questions about making cake pops that made me realize I skipped the basics for you all who have never made them. Cake pop recipes can be overwhelming even to an experienced baker, so I can definitely understand why a lot of you haven’t attempted making them yet.

I made a simple step-by-step photo tutorial to guide you through the process and I hope it encourages you and helps you take the plunge into making cake pops. I hated making them at first because it took so much time, but the more I make them (and I keep doing it because they’re so delicious!) Here they are, the 6 basic steps to creating cake pops: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Looking for some cake pop recipes? And don’t forget to check out my bonus tricks to making cake pops more easily! Cinnamon Chocolate Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting. Happy first day of spring! We’ve had a pretty mild winter here in northern California, but I’m still ready for full-on spring: sunshine, blooming flowers, skirts and flip-flops. When I saw these cupcake liners at Michael’s in January, I couldn’t resist buying a box.

They’re too cute with little ruffles, tiny polka dots and pastel colors…I knew they’d be perfect for a spring cupcake. When I was brainstorming spring cupcakes, I got this idea in my head that I wanted to make bunny shaped cupcakes – but not just the cute white bunnies that keep cropping up on Pinterest. Her name is Cinnamon (she was the color of my favorite spice when we first adopted her) so I made some cinnamon chocolate cupcakes and topped them with my most popular frosting, Nutella buttercream. She sets the bar pretty high for cuteness, so weird looking cupcakes really wouldn’t do her justice. As it turns out, the cupcakes looked a whole lot prettier with nicely piped frosting and a few sugar pearls sprinkled on top. Puff Pastry Pizza & A Giveaway. For this giveaway, I’m working with the website Big Kitchen. With my crazy schedule and my propensity to take on way to much, most of my shopping is done online at the end of the day.

Big Kitchen has just been added to my list of sites to browse in the free moments that I do have. Along with the wide array of items that you would expect from an online kitchen store, they also have a good selection of items made from recycled and sustainable materials. And I’m sort of in love with these bowls and I want this because it reminds me of The Wizard Of Oz, and how have I lived my entire life without one of these? You see how it goes. The lovely people over at Big Kitchen sent me a set of Alligator Dicers to play with, that I have since started to refer to as my “Food Chompers.” If you are the lucky winner, here is what you will get: One Large Alligator Dicer, and one mini dicer.

I used my iPhone for a scale reference to get a more accurate idea of size. I use the small one for the garlic. Potato chip cookies. When I was in the 4th grade, my lunch table mates had a habit of taking the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches that their mothers had lovingly prepared, (trimmed of crusts, devoid of frights like gloppy grape jelly) opening them up, arranging some potato chips over the filling and smooshing the sides back together again before eating them. I don’t have a single other school lunch memory to draw from. I don’t remember if I ever ate a Sloppy Joe, if my school district considered pizza a vegetable, or whether my mother packed apples or cheesy poofs (likely the former, drat) in my lunchbox; I also can’t remember the name of a single person at that table.

But I have a have a crystalline impression, unmarred by time (and, frankly, the current brand of early senility that has caused me to need 20-odd minutes to recall the word “unmarred”), of the odd delight that was those peanut butter and jelly sandwiches; I remember their crunch and I remember how they tasted. Remaining weights to come! Potato chip cookies | smitten kitchen. Baked French Fries I Recipe. Yemek Sepeti - Ankara için pizza, kebap, fast food, diyet, hamburger, balık, köfte, pide ve her türlü restorandan paket servis yemek siparişi. Sta's French Market Doughnuts (Beignets) recipe. How to make Danish Braid Recipe | Classic Apple Danish Recipe. This one was almost not going to be - Well what else can I say - I waited till the last minute and that's literally - since I finished this challenge right now - just 2 hrs before the D day!

- but then finished it nevertheless and Oh Boy! Am I glad! This is one of the amazing exp ever. Danish Braid was the challenge set by Kelly of Sass & Veracity and Ben of What’s Cookin’? . I have never made a laminated dough before - this opens up plethora of opportunities for me - and it tasted heavenly. I esp had a tough time keeping my hands off the apple filling. Method Combine yeast and milk in the bowl of a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and mix on low speed. Knead the dough for about 5 minutes, or until smooth.

BUTTER BLOCK 1. 3. Toss all ingredients except butter in a large bowl. 1. Whisk together the whole egg and yolk in a bowl and with a pastry brush, lightly coat the braid. Apple Danish Recipe. Cinnabon-Style Gourmet Cinnamon Buns. I’m pretty certain that I spent a good portion of my late teens in line at Cinnabon with my friends. At the time, it was all new to us, and definitely “all the rage,” well, rightfully so — they are downright incredible cinnamon buns with the most addictive smothering of snow white frosting. At the risk of stating the obvious, I’ve got a bit of a sweet tooth. For me, cake makes the world go round and pies, cookies, and such certainly do their part, that’s for certain, but cinnamon buns, well for me they are the ultimate. So much so that I often trade the idea of my own birthday cake in for a box of fresh Cinnabon cinnamon buns.

Literally. Don’t even worry about singing Happy Birthday; just put a birthday candle in one, and we’re good. I have to admit, though, that one of two things has occurred since those younger days when I used to eat them so often: 1. If you would like to make these at home, here is the recipe (oh please, friends, make them!) Cinnabon-Style Gourmet Cinnamon Buns Notes. Flourless Chocolate Torte for Passover. Flourless chocolate cake is a long-standing tradition on Passover. I have made several variations, but this one is far and away the most popular. It is made of several layers of a flourless chocolate-almond cake and bittersweet ganache. I make the whole thing without dairy, for those who keep to kosher laws, and you’ll never know the difference.

It is one of the few times I use margarine and cream substitute and I promise it is absolutely divine. The cake can be prepared in advance, wrapped well and refrigerator for a few days or frozen for a couple of weeks. This leaves you with less work to be done on Passover. Flourless Chocolate-Almond Cake: 1 1/4 cups (10 ounces) margarine 1 1/4 cups (10 ounces) sugar 9 eggs, separated 10 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, shaved (see picture below) 2 3/4 cups (10 ounces) blanched almond meal (also called almond flour) To make the cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees with the oven rack in the middle.

To make the ganache: Raspberry-Infused Vodka. Danish Dough Recipe : Emeril Lagasse. The French Housewife’s Chocolate Mousse | Kitchen Musings. French dinner-party chocolate mousse According to Dorie Greenspan, this is one dessert that each Parisian dinner-party giver does really well but none were willing to share the secret recipe. Eventually, one of her friends revealed the recipe and it was the one that was on the back of a Nestle chocolate bar. Surprising? Not really. Years ago, when I asked my sister-in-law about a chocolate cake recipe I liked, she told me to look at the back of a Hershey cocoa box… *This recipe uses raw eggs.

I love using different jars to put the mousse in! Top-secret Chocolate MousseFrom: Dorie Greenspan’s around my french table 3.5 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped 3 large eggs, separated, at room temperature pinch of salt 1.5 teaspoons sugarWhipped cream or creme fraiche, for serving (optional)Gently melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water or in a microwave oven over medium power. Notes: When the recipe says stir in the egg yolks, stir it in, do not whisk. Double-Chocolate Brownies. Recipe/ninety-minute-cinnamon-rolls/detail.aspx. Season with Spice - Features: Banana Split Parfait. “Your turn,” my friend said to me. He held out a half-empty container of chopped-up Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. I nodded, grabbed it from him, and headed to the back of the store toward the walk-in refrigerator. Inside the darkness of the chilled room, I knelt down and scooped out the Reese’s candy from the five-gallon plastic bucket on the floor.

It was a tedious process to fill the small container because most of it ended up in my mouth. Light suddenly consumed the space as the door swung open at a speed that sought to expose. I was a mouse looking for a hiding place, but I froze with chocolate on my face. I looked up. Ever since that year I worked at Dairy Queen – eating candy out of a five gallon bucket - I have gradually lived a healthier lifestyle. But I still crave my favorite DQ treat - the Banana Split. Banana Split Parfait (Low Sugar) recipe by Season with Spice Makes 3 servings Process: 1. Spiced White Wine Sangria Recipe. Hello. Do you have a huge belly like me from Thanksgiving? I even gave most people who came for dinner leftovers and I still have more. I’ve been eating it like everyday for lunch. Carb city. Its crazy. I feel disgusting, yet I do not want to eat a salad. Just cheeseburgers.

Spiced White Wine Sangria Makes 2 quarts Ingredients:2/3 cup sugar2/3 cup water2 cinnamon sticks3 star anise3 cardamom pods, lightly crushed1 (750ml) bottle pinot grigio2 tangerines, thinly sliced2 tablespoons light brown sugar1 cup pomegranate seedsoptional garnish:cinnamon sticksstar anise Directions: 1. Quick tuna, corn and puff pastry pin wheels « Wholesome Cook. Hands down, this is one of my favourite pantry-and-freezer recipes ever. Leading up to the move I was desperately trying to minimise grocery shopping, but it so happened that I was on morning tea duty and needed to come up with a quick to make savoury treat. Everyone always brings muffins and other sweets to the gathering so savouries are most welcome and cherished, I’ve been noticing. I was very pleasantly surpised at how tasty the combination of tuna, corn and coriander (cilantro) in these little wheels turned out and how well they kept together, considering they were served as a finger food.

The only complain was that there wasn’t enough – they disappeared in minutes. Makes 12 Quick tuna, corn and puff pastry pin wheels Feel free to substitute coriander (cilantro) with parsley or, even better, dill. {Printable recipe} For the pinwheels: Preheat oven to 200C (180C fan forced, 400F, gas mark 6). To make the stuffing: drain tuna and corn, place in a bowl. Soup a la Straciatella, with gluten and dairy free option « Wholesome Cook. I was reminded of Straciatella soup by Ms_Sharn on Twitter the other day when I mentioned I made some ice cream by the same name. Confuson ensued: chicken and egg ice cream? No, no - vanilla with chocolate shavings!

Apparently the word, which means torn apart in Italian, has different meanings. And eventhough the soup is originally Italian, the Italians will also know what flavour you’re talking about if you asked for some in a gelateria. When I offered to cook a few meals for a friend recovering from a shoulder surgery, I knew this egg protein-boosted chicken and veg soup would be perfect to help soothe her aches and pains.

I added some gluten and wheat free penne to the mix and liked the soup so much I’m keeping a portion to myself. With the weather forcasted to be gloomy all week, I am somewhat glad I’ll have a portion of the soup tucked away in the freezer for a comfort food dinner one night. Serves 2 Soup a la Straciatella (gluten and dairy free) {Printable recipe} For the soup: Food Lover's Odyssey. What could be better than having classic Roman cuisine in Rome? Well, add to that being at Osteria Flavio al Velavevodetto, currently one of the most-loved places by Romans, and then dining with four food-savvy Romans.

Just when I thought the night was perfect it got even better! We ended on a most splendidly sweet note, with an out-of-this-world tiramisu. I met up with the couple behind the site Tavole Romane. Their knowledge of Roman cuisine was exceptional, but even more impressive was how passionately they talked about each dish, the process of making it correctly (there are many rules, you know), and the dish's place in the history of Rome and its cuisine. It became clear I was with a group of purists as heated discussions, although very good-natured, arose over recipes and techniques. Monte Testaccio The wall of cocci (olive oil amphorae) at Osteria Flavio al Velavevodetto The osteria is even on a historical sight.

This was so much more than a guided tasting. The Menu: Related Posts: Some Kitchen Stories: A Food Blog starring Photography and Fiction Some Kitchen Stories Some Kitchen Stories: A Food Blog starring Photography and Fiction | 1 Photographer. 1 Writer. This is Our Food Blog. Sal picked up the last of his belongings and looked over at Glen, who celebrated the empty office space with his feet propped up on their shared desk and a glass of sherry. “Merry Christmas, pal.” “You too, Sallie. Oh, hey, you forgot this one.” Glen tossed him the small box, red and green and wrapped with a silver bow. Sal caught it and frowned. “I didn’t see this. “Betty left it for you.” Sal ignored him and turned the little box over. “She’s on set, they’re shooting late tonight, remember? Sal walked down the hall, past the control room. He moved through the heavy row of production people and, as he always did when he visited the set, marveled at the sheer number of people required to put on a little weekly variety show.

She was all the way on the other side of the studio. This was stupid, Sal realized suddenly. Sal lifted the gift in his hand and felt his own smile as she blushed, her cheeks red. “Merry Christmas,” she said back, silently, and around them, the music swelled. 1. 2. 3. Elmalı tarçınlı kek - Lezzet Dergisi. Patlıcan Püresi (Beğendi) | Lezzet Dergisi Video Galeri. Rose Sangria Spritzer Recipe : Bobby Flay.

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