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Transylvanian Chimney Cake

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 by Gabi
chimney cake

chimney cake

So, prompted by my friend Valerie from KumoCafe (who posted a blog post and tasted the real thing in Romania) and mixed with a longing for a somewhat obscure pastry I’ve tasted long, long ago also in Romania I embarked on a quest to bake the Transylvanian Chimney Cake (aka Kürtőskalács).

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Godiva Coffee Tiramisu

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 by Gabi

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Godiva Caramel Pecan Coffee Tiramisu

Godiva Caramel Pecan Coffee Tiramisu

Look, I understand that everyone who puts his or her hand on a Godiva’s Pumpkin Spice and Caramel Pecan Bark coffee should instantly think of brewing it and drinking it as fresh or in a beverage of sorts. But why not trying these coffee blends in a dessert recipe like Tiramisu, and sipping freshly brewed along with it?

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Panettone – Not Your Momma’s Fruitcake

Thursday, December 24th, 2009 by Gabi
Panettone

Panettone

Merry Christmas! This is the second time me baking the Panettone from Peter Reinhart’s The Bread Baker’s Apprentice for the BBA Challenge. I didn’t blog about it since there were some things I wanted to tweak and adapt from his original formula (that, with all respect to the man, doesn’t even come close to the quintessential Panettone Milanese). Quite a few changes. Now I know why Nicole calls the BBA Challenge a ‘challenge’…

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The Humble Chocolate Tart

Monday, December 21st, 2009 by Gabi
Chocolate Tart

Chocolate Tart

Don’t be fooled. This humble chocolate tart is packed with enough potential to turn even the most chocolate-disciplined person into a dessert-ivore. So much more that is so easy and fast – if you read my previous post on baking short crust sweet pastry tart shells and you have two or three of them in the freezer.

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Short Crust Sweet Pastry

Monday, November 23rd, 2009 by Gabi
Short Crust

Short Crust

In days when I crave something sweet and classy (and that’s daily, lately) this flexible short crust I discovered in Jamie Oliver’s The Naked Chef cook book saves me of going through intense labor to create a delicious tart.

I will be referring to this short crust many times so you better give it a try and familiarize yourself with it.

The next post will be a simple wicked chocolate filling that paired with this crust produces a sublime chocolate tart.

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Croissants – A La Julia Child

Friday, July 31st, 2009 by Gabi

croissants

Julie & Julia

In honor of my culinary hero Julia Child and upcoming movie about her life Julie & Julia (where Meryl Streep plays Julia Child, and Julie Powell is played by Amy Adams) I decided to bake one of her recipes from her TV show The French Chef  With Julia Child 2Croissants.

Although the process might sound intimidating it is in fact quite simple. Hey – if a rookie like Julia could make it, you can make it too! I will go with you step-by step as presented by Julia in her show. Read along – it is fun and delicious!

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