Posts Tagged chocolate

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 [...]

Chocolate-Almond Torte

Posted on Sunday, January 23rd, 2011 at 10:05 am
Chocolate Almond Torte

recipe: adapted from  Food Network Ingredients 1 1/4 cups blanched, sliced almonds 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, diced, plus more for greasing 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs 3/4 cup granulated sugar 3 large eggs, separated, plus 3 egg yolks Grated zest of 1 orange 1 tablespoon dark rum 1/2 teaspoon salt Confectioners’ sugar, [...]

Christmas Cookies

Posted on Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 at 2:32 pm
Christmas Cookie platter

I spent close to 30 hours baking and decorating Christmas cookies. Oh the joy of the holiday season! Here are my cookie platters in all their sparkly Christmas glory.

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Posted on Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 at 2:26 pm
Chocolate Crinkle cookies

These cookies are a hit year round. They taste like brownies and become festive around the holidays because of the powdered sugar/chocolate contrast.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 at 2:26 pm
Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

These oatmeal cookies are a year round crowd pleaser. In the past 2 months I have made them 3 times. I suppose the oatmeal makes the cookies healthier, but not sure if “cookies”and “healthy” belong in the same sentence. Either way they are delicious.

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Posted on Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 at 2:08 pm
chocolate covered pretzels

These pretzel rods are easy to make and fun for all ages. They add a festive look as a part of a platter, but can also be wrapped in cellophane, tied with a ribbon and given as gift on their own.