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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Darings Bakers - Doughnuts

I'm posting late, but I did manage to participate in the Daring Bakers' Challenge this month! The October 2010 Daring Bakers challenge was hosted by Lori of Butter Me Up. Lori chose to challenge DBers to make doughnuts. She used several sources for her recipes including Alton Brown, Nancy Silverton, Kate Neumann and Epicurious.

I used the doughnut base from Chuck (recipe here) (because it looked easier than Alton's) and the glaze from Alton (recipe here). I can't say that I'll be making them again soon since I had some trouble maintaining the temperature of the oil, but it was still fun to do. The weird thing is that now I want funnel cake. Mmmm....

Monday, October 11, 2010

Giveaway Post

I'm doing a giveaway on my review site...check it out here!

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Nutella Ganache (Updated)

I thought I'd update this recipe since it's the most viewed on my blog. My previous recipe works best with Nutella produced & sold in Europe (at least, what used to be available) that was much thicker than the current Nutella that is available in the US.

Nutella Ganache

1/2 cup Nutella
1/4 to 1/3 cup heavy cream

Cook in heavy-bottomed sauce pan over MEDIUM heat*, stirring constantly until the mixture is completely smooth (~7-10 minutes). Let ganache cool slightly (~5 minutes). Pour over warm Nutella Bundt Cake (or any kind of cake). Let the ganache cool completely before serving.

*Do NOT use HIGH heat; if you rush this, you won't like the results.

Note: If the mixture is too thin to set up as a typical ganache, simply re-warm it and stir in a handful of chocolate chips (preferably semi-sweet) until smooth. Also, I have not tried to whip this frosting, so I do not know if it can be used as a substitute for whipped ganache.