chocolate swirl buns A few years ago, I conquered one of what has to be one of the seven wonders of my culinary world, chocolate babka. Babka, if you’re new to it, poor you, is a brioche-like sweet yeast cake, usually rolled thin and spiraled around a filling of chocolate, cinnamon, sweet cheese or fruit, and is often studded with streusel. And I know that most people save their gushing prose for lemon meringue pie, 8 inches high, or brownies with swirls of peanut butter, candied bacon and candy bars inside, I know that most people hadn’t heard of babka before it became a punch line, but Alex and I fondly remembering the grocery store chocolate babkas — with endless spirals slicked with bittersweet chocolate — of our childhood and I couldn’t rest until I cracked the code at home. But it still has its limitations. I found the solution to this crisis — are you allowed to call the irregular appearance of homemade chocolate babka in your life a crisis? Yield: 12 muffin-sized buns Set buns on cooling rack.
dark chocolate orange creme brulee | BigOven recipe 237554 Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place six ramekins in a large roasting pan. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine cream, granulated sugar, vanilla extract and orange zest. Stir until sugar dissolves, then bring to a simmer. In a mixing bowl, whisk egg yolks until well blended. Divide custard among ramekins. Bake 35 minutes or until almost set (the center of each custard should wiggle when gently shaken). When ready to serve, sprinkle 2 teaspoons of superfine sugar over each custard, turning and tapping the ramekin to evenly coat.
Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Cookies You're awoken by the sound of distant thunder. Flashes of heat lighting stream through the drapes and reflect off the wall. Restless, you lay awake in bed, a thin sheet your only protection against the crisp night air. The heavy blanket long since set aside for colder weather. Curiously drawn, you carelessly throw off the sheet and pad downstairs in your bare feet. Blindly, you find your way to the window. These cookies are fresh, sweet and quickly disappearing. Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Cookies Makes about 3 dozen cookies. Source: My imagination. 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 1 cup granulated sugar Zest of 1 lemon 3 tbsp lemon juice 2 eggs 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 3 cup flour 1 cup fresh blueberries 1/2 pkg cream cheese, cut into 1 tsp cubes Printer-Friendly Version Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and position a rack in the center. In a large bowl with an electric mixer cream together the butter and sugar until it's light and fluffy.
Chef in TrainingEclair Cake Oh my goodness…. I have an OBSESSION with this Eclair cake. It is absolutely DIVINE! And guess what?!..it is SO simple to make! Eclair Cake This cake is no bake and so easy to make! Author: Nikki Recipe type: Dessert Ingredients 2 (3.4 oz) packages Vanilla Instant Pudding mix, dry 3½ cups whole milk 12 oz. cool whip 2 (14.4) oz packages graham crackers - FROSTING - 3 Tbsp. butter 3 Tbsp. milk 3 Tbsp. cocoa 1 cup powdered sugar Instructions Blend milk and vanilla pudding packets for about 2 minutes. Enjoy! If you like this recipe, you will LOVE: No- Bake Strawberry Nutella Eclair Cake Easy Eclair Cake Homemade Cream Puffs
Smitten by S’Mores | Merrily Wed Lake Tahoe Weddings | Merrily Wed – Event Design and Planning, Lake Tahoe Weddings Yummm – everyone loves a warm, just-off-the-fire s’more! And the nostalgic, comfort feeling they instill… Nothing goes hand-in-hand better than Lake Tahoe, the mountains and s’mores but sometimes incorporating these into your wedding might be difficult with open fire rules, the thought of dripping marshmallow on fine silk or maybe it just doesn’t go with your wedding style/look for the big day. The rehearsal dinner can be a good option OR how about a s’mores cake!?! xxx From the glorious kitchen of Canadian baker and blogger Sweetapolita, this sinful 6-layer rich chocolate malted and toasted marshmallow cake will be a crowd-pleaser and have your guests coming back for more. 6 layers of dark, moist chocolate cake sandwiching alternating rich and fluffy frosting: satiny Belgian chocolate malted frosting and creamy toasted-marshmallow vanilla frosting with bits of actual crispy marshmallow in every bite. xxxx Okay, mouth-watering yet? Rich Chocolate Cake Ingredients: Method: xxx
Chocolate Turtle Cookies I hope you’ve saved room for one last cookie recipe, because these were my favorites of the season! When Steph, the social media manager from America’s Test Kitchen, sent me a copy of I had a hard time deciding which cookies to make. I asked Joseph if he could help me narrow down the options and when I opened the cover he saw these chocolate turtle cookies and said, “Those. Make those.” I told him he couldn’t take the easy way out; he had to look at all 64 recipes and tell me which one he wanted. And frankly, it’s just further proof that I picked out the perfect guy because he was so right. I know, it’s a new year, and eating healthier is on nearly everyone’s list of resolutions. Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup cocoa powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, softened 2/3 cup sugar 1 large egg, separated, plus 1 egg white 2 tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/4 cups pecans, chopped fine 14 soft caramel candies 3 tablespoons heavy cream Instructions
Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Here you have it, my new favorite chocolate cake! I’ve made three chocolate cakes this week (and believe it or not I’m still not sick of chocolate cake) but I’ve been on a mission to create my idea of the best chocolate cake. I already have my favorite chocolate frosting that will likely never be replaced so that part was easy, but my old favorite chocolate cake is now just that, an old favorite. Here’s the rundown in what I’m looking for in a chocolate cake. #1. I really hope you love this chocolate cake as much as I do. Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Ingredients 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 tsp baking soda 3/4 tsp salt 1 cup boiling water 3/4 cup canola oil 2 large eggs 3 large egg yolks 1 Tbsp vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/3 cup milk 1/3 cup sour cream Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Directions For the cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Vegan Richa: Dark Chocolate Silk Pie with Chocolate Almond Crust for Ella's Baby Shower. Vegan Glutenfree Soyfree Recipe I should call this Death by Chocolate Pie or Heaven in a Chocolate Pie :). There is chocolate, all smooth and delicious in the filling and chocolate in the crust. I added some cashew cream on top but really you can drizzle some melted chocolate and basically be in chocolate coma for the rest of the day. A very good coma I must say.The filling is coconut milk and melted dark chocolate. The crust is almonds, oats, cocoa and just a little oil. Add more or less cocoa to the crust to chocolatey preference. Melt in my mouth! More awesome desserts on the blog.Chocolate Chip Pudding Pie with Almond Date Crust. Dark Chocolate Silk Pie with Chocolate Almond CrustAllergen Information: Free of Dairy, egg, soy, gluten, yeast. 3/4 cup almond flour (ground almonds, grind with some oats or starch for a finer grind) 1 Tbsp cornstarch 1 Tbsp flax meal 3 Tbsp sugar 1/8 tsp fine sea salt 1/4 cup cocoa powder (1 Tbsp more for dark chocolate crust) 1 Tbsp solid coconut oil 1 Tbsp olive oil 1-2 Tbsp almond milk
Oreo Cream Cheese Cookies Oh my sweet sweet goodness, how long was I going to stay away? So sorry! Let's just jump back into it though, shall we? So I finally did it. But let's move onto more important things. For serious. My pictures are still a little rough. Oreo Cream Cheese Cookies(makes about 3-4 dozen, adapted from Brown Eyed Baker) 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened6 oz cream cheese, room temperature2 cups granulated sugar2 tsp vanilla2 cups all-purpose flour1 cup mini dark chocolate chips2 cups Oreo crumblesPreheat oven to 375, line a cookie sheet with parchment.
60 Second Chocolate Chip Cookie A la Mode I had so much fun developing this recipe. Talk about kinda dangerous though. This baby is baked in 60 seconds, no lie!! The cookie dough recipe is prepared right in your ramekin, so we are also talking about minimal dishes. Win win, right? You know those fabulous pizzookie’s you order at certain restaurants? In any case, Enjoy my friends!! Start by creaming your butter and sugars right in your ramekin. Just like so, light and fluffy. You’ll add a couple tablespoons of beaten egg next. A splash of vanilla please. Give another good stir of the spoon until combined. Once combined, add your dry ingredients right to the ramekin. Flour, salt and baking soda all set! Give a few stirs then…. Time for some fabulous chips! Oh yah! Top with a lovely scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzle with my homemade magic shell! Mmmmm. To share or not to share? 60 Second Chocolate Chip Cookie A la Mode Ingredients Directions Place butter and sugars into a 2-cup ramekin, beat with spoon until well combined.
Chocolate Hazelnut Crunch Bars Recipes from The Kitchn Have you ever become so totally obsessed with an ingredient or recipe it completely takes over your life? Because that is exactly what happened when I recently sampled an ethereal Chocolate Hazelnut Torte at a local Atlanta restaurant. That particular sweet and nutty flavor combination is always a favorite, but it was the crispy, creamy wafer crust that had me at hello. I have a minor -- or major, depending on who you ask -- case of undiagnosed OCD, and the biggest triggers usually pertain to food. (Okay, sometimes office supplies, makeup, and hair products can be to blame.) For example, the crunchy, "hazelnutty" crust from that delicious dessert. Feuilletine is essentially crispy wafer-flakes that add a textural element to all kinds of desserts. Upon discovering them for myself, I couldn't wait to order a batch of the toasty bits to play "pastry chef" with, that is until I realized I could make them from scratch. Buy Feuilletine Online: $11.99 from ChefShopMake Your Own!
Cookie Dough for Preggies! I was craving cookie dough today. Not really cookies, but just the cookie dough. Of course, I knew that I wasn't supposed to eat dough with raw eggs in it, so I lucked out when I found this recipe for cookie dough for ice cream. It didn't have all the extra ingredients that are important when you're going to cook the dough, stuff like baking soda. And it was eggless, and super simple to make. I made a few adjustments based on the reviews (and doubled it in the process), and am pretty pleased with the results. Eggless Cookie Dough 3/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup butter, softened 1/4 tsp. vanilla 1/4 cup milk 1 cup flour Pinch salt 1/2 cup chocolate chips In a medium bowl, mix together the brown sugar and butter until smooth. It's a bit wet right at first, chilling helps it to harden and get a better texture.