Double-Chocolate Financier Cake: Recipe Save to My Recipes The original financier was an almond pastry created by a 19th-century Parisian pastry chef for his wealthy banker clients. This chocolate version is worth its weight in gold. 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter 1/2 cup all purpose flour 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/8 teaspoon salt 6 large egg whites, room temperature 3/4 cup sugar 1 tablespoon light corn syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup finely ground blanched almonds (about 4 ounces) 4 ounces bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semisweet chocolate, finely chopped Chocolate ganache 6 ounces bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semisweet chocolate, finely chopped 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes View Step-by-Step Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Place chocolate in small metal bowl.
100 Things to Do With Peanut Butter You most likely learned long ago that peanut butter ain’t only good for PB&J sandwiches. George Washington Carver’s greatest invention can in fact spruce up everything from drinks to desserts. Actually, we’d be hard-pressed to come up with a dish that wouldn’t be better with a little Skippy. Peanut butter chili, peanut butter broccoli, peanut butter ice cream and peanut butter cocktails — it all works. Folks, there is peanut butter tuna salad to be found on this list. No lie. Sincere apologies to those with allergies and all you non-Americans who just don’t get it. Click on the photos for full recipes. See also: 100 Ways to Use a Strip of Bacon 100 Ways to Cook With Guinness From strawberries to sriracha, find the rest of our 100 Ways here. Sponsored Content
Chocolate Oblivion Truffle Torte Recipe According to the guest book inside the back door of Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker the two people who visited before me were named Shorty and Fatty. This struck me as particularly funny as I kept grazing my way through sample after sample waiting for the tour to begin. The Scharffen Berger factory is made from a million red bricks, and is a beauty. Just the right size too - not at all a sprawler like many factories. It has a modest footprint and a few of the rooms are illuminated by natural light spilling in through windows that bump up against sky-high ceilings. The floor of the factory is punctuated by vintage chocolate making machinery including an impressive cherry-red roaster, and a melangeur that I believe the guide said was found in Serbia. Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker - big roaster Talk of the recent acquisition was kept to a minimum. Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker - bean origins Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker - me at the end of the line Finished height: 1 1/2 inches.
10 Delicious Nutella Recipes | Baby Gizmo Blogs Nutella is the delicious hazelnut spread that contains skim milk and a hint of cocoa, and is loved by people across the world. Recently I learned something shocking- Hollie had never tried nutella. Yes, NEVER. 1. Kirbie at Kirbie’s cravings came up with these delicious Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies that are quick and easy to make while sure to be a favorite. Photo Credit: Sugar & Spice 2. An Oreo cookie base with a nutella filling and no baking required, you can’t go wrong with these No Bake Nutella Cheesecakes by My Baking Addiction. Photo Credit: My Baking Addiction 3. These Chocolate Nutella Profiteroles by Jenna at Modern Domestic are small bite-sized pastry puffs filled with nutella cream. Photo Credit: Modern Domestic 4. Want to bake pretty cupcakes but don’t have time for frosting? Photo Credit: Casa Veneracion 5. For a quick chocolatey fix without the baking, try this indulgent Nutella Hot Chocolate by Honey at Honey, What’s Cooking? Photo Credit: Honey, What's Cooking? 6. 7. 8. 9.
Baked Doughnuts Recipe Mention the concept of a baked doughnut to any self-professed doughnut connoisseur, chances are you'll take some heat. The idea that a baked doughnut can match up to its deep-fried brethren is laughable in some circles. I'll concede they aren't the same, but baked doughnuts can be just as delicious - delicious yet different. They get bonus points for being healthier and for not making the house smell like a greasy fry station. I spent the better part of Sunday trying to get the dough for these yeasted baked doughnuts right. Broadly speaking, if you can make pizza dough, you can make these. Many recipes call for water as the base liquid, I opted for milk (I like the softness of the milk-based rolls I've made in the past) and I baked batches at 375, 400, and 425. You can glaze these the way you would any other doughnut, but because I knew these were going to be at their pinnacle of taste minutes after coming out of the oven, I opted for a simple, classic, sugar dusting. Print Recipe
A Frozen Yogurt Recipe to Rival Pinkberry's Recipe Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt has nothing on the frozen yogurt recipe I just tried from David Lebovitz's new cookbook - The Perfect Scoop. In front of me was a book brimming with both exotic and classic ice cream flavors, so it might seem a bit peculiar to go the frozen yogurt route, I know. But Wayne has been gone all week and knowing how much he loves yogurt, I thought I'd chip the freezer burn off my ice cream maker and churn up a batch of frozen yogurt for him to enjoy when he gets home from the airport. Let me tell you, I was expecting something good, but in all seriousness, I may never (ever) go back to ice cream. And before you can say it, I'm not just sucking up to David because he's a friend (and he put me in his book), his simple, simple recipe served as inspiration for a wonderfully tangy, not-too-sweet, creamy white cloud of perfect frozen deliciousness. You might be tempted to add sweet swirls or chocolate-y chunks. I'm off for Napa for a few days for the TASTE3 Conference.
Carrot Cake Recipe I set my sights on carrot cake this week. I suspect you've never made a carrot cake in this way before, and I'm here to encourage you to give it a go. Well, maybe. If you like your carrot cake delicate with a defined crumb, you'll actually want to pass on this one. Aside from exploring dates and bananas as the primary sweeteners in this cake, I tried to keep the rest simple. If you have a hard time finding whole wheat pastry flour, feel free to substitute unbleached all-purpose flour. Preheat oven to 350F. Sift together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Stir the dates into the melted butter, breaking up the dates a bit. In a separate bowl combine the bananas and carrots. While the cake is baking whip together the cream cheese and agave nectar. Makes one carrot cake. Print Recipe
Bittersweet Chocolate Tart Recipe I thought I'd try to squeeze one last recipe into 2009. It's a tart. A sweet one. The little black dress of my tart repertoire - bittersweet chocolate with a thin brown sugar crust. A few notes related to the tart. This dough recipe will make two, thin 9-inch tart shells. Tart Shell: 1/2 cup + 1 T / 4.5 oz / 130g unsalted butter, room temperature 1/2 cup / 2.5 oz / 75g natural cane sugar, muscovado, or brown sugar, sifted 1/4 teaspoon fine grain sea salt 1 large egg, room temperature 1 3/4 cup / 8 oz / 225g whole wheat pastry flour Filling: scant cup / 225 ml heavy whipping cream 2 tablespoons milk 7 ounces / 200g 70% bittersweet chocolate, chopped 1 large egg, beaten flaky sea salt, cocoa powder equipment: two 9-inch tart pans (or equivalent). Start by making the tart dough. Preheat the oven to 350F / 180C. When you are ready to line the tart pans with dough, place one of the dough disks on a lightly floured surface and roll out until the dough is large enough to line your tart pan.
homemade pop tarts I never had a Pop-Tart until college. I realize that for some people this may cause a shocked reaction on par with my husband’s the time I told him I’ve never watched Goonies before (or Jacob’s, upon discovering the internet). Obviously I grew up under a rock, right? Thus, given my proximity to concrete-like materials you’d think I have been better prepared for the texture of the one I purchased from the vending machine in the basement of my freshman dorm (not at 4 a.m. or anything, either, nope, not this angel!). But I was not. It was like particle board, but even particle board has a fresher aroma. I understand that if I had toasted it, my experience might have been better. I can’t believe I waited so long to make these. Most recipes I have come across use a pie dough for the pastry but I was really stuck on getting a crust that was a little more sturdy — one with an egg. One year ago: Black Bread Homemade Pop Tarts Adapted from King Arthur Flour
ranch rugelach We just can’t stop with the buns in the ovens over here, people. After a long day of demonstrations at the Lodge, Ree and I decided to take it extra easy last Sunday. Or at least, I did, but when I find out what Ree puts in her coffee that gives her so much energy, I promise, you’ll hear it here first. I protested. And no sooner did I launch my protest did my I come to fixate on a small idea, and by “idea” I mean a small box on the other counter, with a single cookie left it in it — a chocolate-orange rugelach from Russ and Daughters. But rugelach — tiny cream cheese patries traditionally from Eastern Europe that like all good things, I have shamelessly hacked on this site — don’t just stop with butter and cinnamon sugar. Might they be the only thing on earth more exciting than cinnamon roll? More Pictures! One year ago: Green Bean and Cherry Tomato SaladTwo years ago: Chicken Empanada with Chorizo and Olives Makes 24 muffin-sized buns Preheat your oven to 350°F.
Homemade Girl Scout Cookies: Thin Mints Thin Mints are the Girl Scouts’ best selling cookies – although Samoas, Do-si-dos and Tagalongs have their fans, too – when they have their annual cookie sale. Even though they’re a wonderfully tasty combination of mint, chocolate and crispiness, there are a couple of good reasons not to buy them no matter how tempting they seem. First, only a small portion of the cookie sales go to the troops, and as the prices rise, the cookies themselves shrink. I’d rather donate to my local chapter and know where the money is going. Second, the cookies are still made with partially hydrogenated oils, which means that they contain trans fats despite the fact that the boxes proudly proclaim “zero trans fats per serving!” Eat two servings, and those trans fats will start to add up. I’d much rather make my own. Once baked, they are dipped into a dark chocolate coating. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, cocoa powder and salt. In a microwave safe bowl, combine chocolate and butter.
icebox cake My husband will tell you that his favorite dessert my chocolate caramel cheesecake, the orange-chocolate bundt cake, Mom’s chocolate chip sour cream coffee cake or the bourbon-pumpkin cheesecake but don’t believe him — he lies. Alex’s favorite cake looks comes from either Billy’s or Magnolia bakery, looks to him like “opened Oreos” and is called an icebox cake. It is also, I am so sorry to say, a bit of a sham. The National Biscuit Company — later shortened to Nabisco and whose original factory now houses Chelsea Market, OXO products and the Food Network — introduced their Famous Chocolate Wafers in 1924, along with a ginger and a sugar variety. Of course, none of this holds any interest to my husband, who in suffering the ultimate act of cruelty on Thursday night, had to witness me throw together the cake (in about 30 minutes, to boot), pack it away and then serve it to other people. If you can get past this one thing: THREE CUPS of heavy cream!
Marlboro Man’s Favorite Cookies: Oatmeal Crispies “Oatmeal Crispies”—such a nice, wholesome ring to it. I swear, if you’d told me fifteen years ago, as I was traipsing all over Los Angeles and spilling tea on celebrities’ laps and sampling every delectable dessert known to mankind (green tea ice cream, anyone?), that I’d one day be living on a cattle ranch and making something called “Oatmeal Crispies” for a rugged cowboy, I’d have told you to put down the pot, once and for all. But the fact remains, this is the best—and the simplest—oatmeal cookie there is. What I love about it is, the dough can be used to make drop cookies immediately, OR can be refrigerated or frozen in nice, neat rolls—ready to slice and bake whenever the cowboy in your life has a craving for something sweet (other than your neck, but that’s another story for another time.) The Cast of Characters: Flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, eggs, vanilla, salt, oats, pecans, shortening. To a large mixing bowl, add 1 cup shortening… 1 cup packed brown sugar… 1 cup sugar…
Paula Deen's Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cakes Serves 20-24 small squares Originally aired November 13, 2007 For the cake: 1 18.25-ounce box yellow cake mix 1 egg 1/2 cup (1 stick) melted butter For the filling: 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened 1 15 ounce can pumpkin pie filling 3 eggs 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 16-ounce box confectioners sugar 1/2 cup (1 stick) melted butter Preheat oven to 350F. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine cake mix, egg and butter, and mix well. In the mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth; add pumpkin pie filling, eggs and vanilla.