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

Hazelnut Ricotta Cake

Yield: one 8-inch round cake Recipe: 61/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 132     After all the baking I did during the holidays, not many of which related to recipes from Anna’s cookbook, I figured it was time to get back in the game. I thus made this lovely hazelnut and ricotta cake. It is … Continue reading

Coconut Hazelnut Biscotti

Yield: about 3 dozen biscotti Recipe: 21/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 40    Another new type of dessert to be tried: biscotti! I had not eaten many biscotti in my life, much less make them. I now know that biscotti are twice-baked and are meant to be dry. Having a bunch of hazelnuts on hand … Continue reading