Dobos Torte

Yield: one 8-inch torte Recipe: 120/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 168     This recipe is one that I have been avoiding for years. Every time I was looking for a beautiful and impressive dessert to make for a special occasion, I would look through the cookbook, come across the Dobos Torte and immediately think … Continue reading

Chocolate Hazelnut Buttercream

Yield: about 2 ½ cups buttercream Recipe: 119/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 170     For New Year’s Eve I offered to bring a dessert for our hosts since they were taking care of everything else. I wanted to make a beautiful-looking cake that would be tasty as well, and this is the chocolate hazelnut* … Continue reading

Truffle-Centred Chocolate Cupcakes

Yield: 20 cupcakes Recipe: 115/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 141     For years now, I have used the same recipe from Everyday Annie to make chocolate cupcakes or chocolate cakes, which is often. Those cakes are moist, very chocolaty and always a huge hit. They have never failed me and it is my go-to … Continue reading

Delectable Fudge Brownies

Yield: one 9×13 inch pan, about 24 brownies Recipe: 113/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 53     There is one recipe in the book that I looked at and perused many times over the past two years. However, I could never bring myself to do it. Even though the title of the recipe sounds delicious, … Continue reading

Mocha Latte Mousse Tart

Yield: one 9-inch tart Recipe: 112/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 119    So many months have gone by without me baking from the cookbook, or almost nothing at all for that matter. My boyfriend was on a no-sugar diet (self-imposed!) and thus I had much left motivation to bake something just for myself. However, I … Continue reading

Classic Chocolate Sauce

Yield: 1 cup Recipe: 93/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 319      It is a well known fact that I am a lover of chocolate and, to warm my heart, of hot chocolates. When I am feeling fancy I like to top it with a heap of homemade whipping cream and small pieces of broken peppermint … Continue reading

Two-Bite Chocolate Almond Biscotti

Yield: about 6 dozen biscotti Recipe: 89/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 38     Chocolate. Almonds. Bite size. This recipe was a bit more complex than others but is very well explained, utilizes some of my favorite ingredients and generates a ton of biscotti. I just had to try it. I found that there was a … Continue reading