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Nutella lava cookies

Nutella lava cookies
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 I love lava cakes. For a while now I’ve had this idea playing in my mind to create lava cookies. I tried making nutella lava cookies before, but they didn’t come out exactly as I’d hoped, so I wanted to attempt it again. I took a chocolate cookie recipe that I love, which is thick and sturdy and put some nutella in the middle of the cookie dough. The fiancee really loved these cookies and couldn’t stop eating them. Recipe for cookie base is slightly adapted from the one found on Annie’s Eats. Author: Kirbie’s Cravings Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 15 mins Total time: 30 mins 1 cup butter1¼ cup sugar2 large eggs1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder2¼ cups all-purpose flour1/4 tsp. salt1 tsp. baking powder1 1/2 cups large semi-sweet chocolate chipsnutella for filling Preheat the oven to 350F.Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

Nutella Cinnamon Rolls May 10, 2011 | Print | E-mail | Filed under bread, nutella There are some days that I just lose my appetite. It might be because of my mood, or that nothing sounds good, or that I’m in a food rut again and need to spice things up a bit. 2 cups whole milk1/2 cup vegetable oil1/2 cup sugar2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast5 1/2 cups flour, divided1/2 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp baking soda1/2 tsp salt1 stick butter1/2 cup nutellaCinnamon For the glaze (for three 8″ pans of rolls): 3 cups powdered sugar6 Tbsp milk In a large pot, whisk together the milk, vegetable oil, and sugar. Next, add in the baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Spread the nutella and butter mixture over the rolled out dough and follow with a sprinkling of cinnamon. Starting at the opposite end, begin rolling the dough toward you, keeping it as tight as possible. Spray three 8? Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and bake the rolls 15-18 minutes or until light golden brown. Leave a Reply

Orange Crunch Cake The restaurant, The Bubble Room (warning if you click on the link: get ready for some very festive music!) on Captiva Island in Florida is known for it’s outrageousness and it looks like it’s on steroids, rainbow colored steroids. All throughout The Bubble Room there’s tons of memorabilia plastered on the walls and twinkling Christmas lights hanging everywhere. The servers are known as “Bubble Scouts,” are dressed in crazy khaki uniforms. Out of all of the desserts offered at The Bubble Room, the Orange Crunch Cake is what customers rave and drool over. First make the crunchy part. Then measure out 1 cup of graham cracker crumbs and put it in a large bowl. Mix it all together. Add in 1/2 cup softened unsalted butter. Lightly grease two 9 inch round cake pans. Now set the pans aside and start making the cake batter! Sift together 2 cups all purpose flour, 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1 teaspoon kosher salt. and 2 Tablespoons of the orange zest that you’ve already grated. {*style:<i>

Hi Hat Cupcakes I did it. I finally made them. Hi Hat Cupcakes have consumed my cupcake thoughts since I first saw their tall chocolate dipped tops online after I started blogging. But this weekend, I tried them. So I decided to use the only recipe I remembered seeing. > Update: I just realized this recipe is also from the book, Cupcakes! Chopped chocolate. But even better with the frosting. If I had paid attention to the directions beforehand I don’t know if I would have been as eager to get started. 12 minutes later and a candy thermometer in check to make sure the frosting formed stiff peaks at the right temperature. Actually, it never made it to just the right temp, but after 12 minutes… I was over holding the hand mixer. So I took a leap of faith it would work and piped it on the cupcakes… as tall as I could get it. The cupcakes went in the freezer while I prepared for the scary part. One bag of semi-sweet chocolate. And melted them in the microwave with three tablespoons of vegetable oil. Tasty.

Chocolate Cupcakes with Flaming Strawberries Call me easily amused, but these little torch-topped cupcakes delight me. Besides being a cute novelty item for a party, I think they would add a little drama to the end of a romantic meal. I've been looking for something different to serve for Valentine's dessert, and this is definitely different. The strawberries are hollowed out and filled with a bit of liquor, then ignited with a match. For the cake portion, I chose a One Bowl Chocolate Cupcake recipe because 1. it's quick 2. it is easy, and 3. it fits my prerequisite for a light ending on date night. I should say, a light ending provided you don't eat too many. The cakes are just sweet enough, and have a light, fluffy crumb - the perfect vehicle for rich chocolate buttercream. Notes for flaming strawberries:Any alcohol below 80 proof will not ignite well. Shaina made a margarita version of this on Babble Food. Chocolate Cupcakes with Flaming Strawberries Yield: About 20 cupcakes [click to print]Cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread I’m sorry. I know it’s Monday morning and you probably came here for some pretty pictures of food that you could glance at, and then move on with your day… and here I go thrusting warm, soft cinnamon sugar bread in your face. It’s not fair. You don’t deserve this sort of torture. This bread hits all the comfort spots in my soul. I’m sorry and you’re welcome and I love you. Let’s start at the beginning. I did this all without the use of a stand mixer and dough hook. This dough can be made and left to rise , then refrigerated overnight for use in the morning. This is the dough just before it’s left to rise. After the dough has rested and risen for an hour, I knead it in a few tablespoons of flour. This is the part in the bread process where you can wrap the dough and place it in the fridge to rest overnight. I worked with my dough right away. I can’t even deal. I sliced the dough, vertically, into six long strips. After 30 minutes in the oven… oh man…. bread heaven. Makes: one 9x5x3-inch loaf

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes Updated 9/22/11 to Add: If you’re coming here to sample these delicious Cinnamon Roll Pancakes, you just might like the latest recipe that I’ve posted for Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Pancakes too. And Gingerbread- Cinnamon Roll Pancakes too. Enjoy! Here’s a short video sharing how to make these delicious pancakes: If you’ve ever thought you needed a reason to eat pancakes, today is the day: National Pancake Day! Eat a short stack for breakfast, enjoy them for lunch, or make a dinner out a manhole-sized pancake… guilt free… because you’re merely celebrating their existence. How do you like your pancakes? But recently I started dreaming about mixing cinnamon rolls and pancakes together… and this is what I came up with- my new favorite pancake: Cinnamon Roll Pancakes. I have a wonderfully fluffy pancake batter that I like to use (recipe below) so I swirled a bit of cinnamon roll filling into the pancake. It’s like eating a cinnamon roll, and no one needs more than one cinnamon roll for breakfast.

Kerry vs. The Cheesecake Factory: a Tuxedo Cheesecake Showdown | Yum and Yummer I am a firm believer that any time is a good time for cake. This is especially true first thing in the morning before tastebuds have been doused and ruined by unhealthy cereals and juices, and when close talking is always strictly prohibited. I’ve been known to shamelessly slice myself a piece or two before the toll of 8AM. However I have no sense of restraint, so my early morning cake eating is akin to riding through a bad coke binge, or so I’d assume. The totem of all cakes is, of course, cheesecake. Even considering the likes of thick, molten fudge-filled lava cakes, chilled ice cream-stuffed cakes and Little Debbie Swiss Cake Rolls, cheesecake reigns supreme. Starbucks Via is excellent for baking -- even when expired. We’ve already established that cheesecake is the bomb, but it’s not exactly cost efficient to run to The Cheesecake Factory every time you get hot under the collar and need your fix, which brings me to my experiment. Recipe: Tuxedo Cheesecake Cooking time: 35 minute(s)

Why do my macarons have hollow shells? A work in progress. Right so I mentioned in Monday’s post about the Italian meringue method for macarons that I had been having issue with my French meringue macarons recently. Oh they look fine. They look gorgeous even – shiny smooth tops and delicate feet. Like these that I brought to my students at Le Dolci a few weeks ago: Ahem. I was SO pleased with how these came out…. I even made mini banana splits with them: Sad l’il hollow mac Sadly, they were a hollow. I’d noticed this over the past couple of classes I had taught too. It started driving me mad. I figured I would make a couple of small changes to see if they make a difference. Result? no shell left behind – all perfect! Those were enjoyed by my students at Le Dolci last weekend Oh yeah. So, was it the resting that “calmed down” the air pockets? I decided to experiment again with a(nother) batch. So I made another batch of of raspberry macarons last weekend. Uh yeah. Look mum – no hollows!!!! Basic macaron recipe (French meringue)

Better-Than-Crack-Brownies I’m sorry for doing this to you. I really am. But see, last Friday while I was on a 10-hour road trip heading for vacation, I received this recipe from a reader named Liz. Liz, I love you. That’s all I have to say. I was tortured by this recipe for a full 8 days before I could make it. So it was the first thing I made when I returned home. These are an absolute sin. I really don’t have any words, other than you must try them. They may also change your waistline too. But that’s okay. It’s all in the name of chocolate. Better-Than-Crack Brownies 1 batch brownies (boxed mix or oooey gooey brownies) 1/2 cup salted peanuts (if don’t have salted, add sea salt) 1 cup chopped Reese’s peanut butter cups 1 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips 1 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 1/2 tablespoon butter 1 1/2 cups Rice Krispies Cereal Mix brownies according to directions, and bake for 20-25 minutes in a 9 x 13 baking dish. While they are finishing baking, melt chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter. Mr.

Caramel Apple Pie Cupcakes It seems like once the weather cools down everyone wants to jump right into pumpkin season. Don’t get me wrong, I love pumpkin as much as anyone else, but to me September is apple season. I was thinking about how often apples get overshadowed by pumpkin a few weeks ago when my husband asked me if I wanted to attend a dinner party with some of his coworkers. “Hrmmm. Maybe…”, I said. “They asked us to bring some kind of food to share”, he said. It took me a while to decide on an approach for these cupcakes. Ultimately, I decided the best way to pack that punch of apple flavor into a cupcake was to use apple pie filling. I was apprehensive while putting these cupcakes together. In the end, they didn’t. They tasted approximately a million times better than I had imagined. I was hoping for good cupcakes, but these were amazing. Caramel Apple Pie Cupcakes Printable Recipe (Includes all sub-recipes) Makes about 24 cupcakes Ingredients Directions Pipe frosting on cupcakes. Apple Filling Like this:

Pita Bread Recipe | Blogger For Hire This pita bread recipe makes amazingly soft and fluffy pitas. If you’re in the U.S. and are used to the cardboard rounds sold at supermarkets here as “pita bread,” you’ll be amazed once you try the real thing. The yeasty, delicious aroma, the chewy texture and the delicate taste will get you hooked immediately. The dough in this pita bread recipe is mixed by a bread machine. If you don’t have a bread machine, you can prepare the dough by hand. Makes 12 small pita bread rounds, or 4 servings Ingredients 1-1/4 cups warm milk (I use 2%) 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 cups bread flour (all-purpose should work) Up to 1/4 cup more for flouring the work surface 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon rapid rise yeast or bread machine yeast Directions 1. This is what the dough looks like when you remove it from the machine. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Repeat with remaining dough. Whole Wheat Pita Sometimes you won’t get a pocket! It’s true. But once in while I just don’t. To make without a bread machine:

Web’s Tastiest: Pancakes Recipes Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So of course you want to get off to a good, healthy start. However, anyone with kids knows that some mornings are just too special to worry about a properly balanced meal. Cinnamon Roll Pancakes Cinnamon rolls are fantastic all on their own, so infusing them with pancake goodness is a recipe for a heavenly morning. Lemon Blueberry Pancakes Lemon and blueberry are about as perfect a pair as Sunday morning and pancakes. Apple Pancakes An apple a day will keep the dentist away, so when you shred them and throw them into a pancake batter, you’re really making a healthy choice. Nutella Pancakes Need we say more? Apple Cider Doughnut Pancakes Forget leaves and pumpkin spiced lattes, nothing says fall like apple cider doughnuts. Cake Batter Pancakes Know a breakfast lover with an upcoming birthday? Red Velvet Pancakes If you’re in the know, the term “red velvet” just makes you think “red food dye.” Gingerbread Pancakes

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