Hazelnuts

The Daring Bakers: Dobos Torte

I posted a few days ago about the baking slump I’m in. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: dieting is bad for baking mojo. So much of the fun of baking is sucked out of the experience when you can’t fully enjoy the finished product! Or, in the case of these mini…

Daring Bakers: Strudel sans Apple

True Confessions time: before this Daring Bakers challenge, I didn’t know what strudel was. [pause for everyone to stop laughing] I’m serious. All I knew was that it was a German (Austrian? Austro-German?) dessert, and that it was mentioned in “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music, along with “shnitzel with noodles.” Come to…

Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

Is there anything better than Nutella? I mean, think about it. Chocolate and hazelnuts get together and produce a sweet, smooth, creamy baby, available in a handy jar. In a jar, people. Basically begging to be spread on everything from croissants to pretzels to your fingers. Sick of healthy apples for a snack? A dab…

Orange Rolls and The Bestest Salad Ever

Allow me to introduce you to orange rolls, my family’s traditional Thanksgiving roll. We had them every Thanksgiving, but I don’t recall ever having them at any other time of the year, so now I strongly associate them with Turkey day. Orange rolls and salad are the only Thanksgiving foods I actually enjoy (literally), so…

Tuesdays with Dorie: Rugelach

So a few weeks ago I whined about how I hate making biscotti because I used to have to make it by the truckload. Someone, somewhere, heard my pathetic grumbling and decided to teach me a lesson by having rugelach be this week’s TWD recipe. You see, back in the day when I had to…

The Daring Bakers: Hazelnut Gateau with Praline Buttercream

Ooooh the Daring Bakers challenge this month was right up my alley! I love all things cake (with extra frosting, please) and hazelnut-chocolate is one of my favorite flavor combinations. So I was really excited to see that our challenge was to make a hazelnut layer cake with praline buttercream. The cake part turned out…

Hazelnut Gelato: The Cure for A Hot Day

Chewy chocolate cookies sandwich homemade hazelnut gelato, topped with chocolate-hazelnut sauce (like homemade Nutella). We had the Nutella left over from our annual Valentine’s Day crepefest; it had been languishing in the refrigerator ever since. I used my own chocolate cookie recipe and this gelato recipe. The whole package tasted great, but I wasn’t too…

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