Archive for December, 2011

Nocciolato Gianduia Torta (aka Nutella Cake)

Posted on Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 at 12:31 pm
Hazelnut Cake

Who doesn’t love Nutella? This cake is as Italian, tasty, and caloric as Pasta Carbonara. Decorate in a rustic fashion and imagine your Nonna placing this on the table after a huge Sunday night dinner. Nocciolato Gianduia Torta (aka Nutella Cake) IngredientsFor ganache filling and frosting: 2 cups heavy cream 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted [...]

The Annual Holiday Bake-Off – “Batter up”

Posted on Friday, December 16th, 2011 at 12:34 pm
Belmont Room

One of my favorite co-workers and friends, the lovely and talented Maria B., is constantly dreaming up ways to make the office a more creative (and in this case delicious), place to work. She’s organized two annual company-wide contests; the pumpkin carving contest, and the holiday bake-off competition Batter up. And by organized, I’m taking [...]

Honey Sesame Chicken

Posted on Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 at 2:51 pm
Honey Sesame Chicken

Before the holiday baking begins, let’s talk Chinese food–more specifically sesame chicken. Although I’ve embarked fearlessly on Asian cuisine in past recipes; ginger fried rice, sesame-crusted salmon, and Asian chicken salad, I’ve always been intimidated when it comes to frying. Not just because of the fat factor – I am also terrified of burning myself with hot [...]

Met Opera Holiday Bake-Off

Posted on Thursday, December 1st, 2011 at 5:23 pm
Met Opera Holiday Bake-off

Love baking and the opera? Enter the Met Opera Holiday Bake-Off on facebook for a chance to win 4 orchestra tickets to the production of your choice. Be sure to upload your cookie creations on Dining Detour too!