Posts Tagged ‘Chocolate’
I can’t wait to show you pictures of my new kitchen too, besides going from a 2 room house, we will now have 2 bedrooms (for you to all come visit!), 2 bathrooms, a living room, small office, and a dining room table (have I ever mentioned that we eat holding our plates, usually on the couch?!) We will most definitely feel like a king and queen in our new home, and even though we will not be able to afford any outside luxury – our home is sure to become a place of peace and comfort, not to mention full of SPACE!!!!!
Now, I like sheet cake but if you ask my mom, aunts, or Nana… they would tell you how much they adore it. It is a very requested and well used recipe in my family, maybe only second to homemade Belgian Waffles! Let’s just say my mom has been known to sneak into people’s houses to steal a couple pieces of cake when no one was looking!
This is one of those desserts that I made a few weeks ago but was saving to share with you until just the right moment. Unfortunately for me, I didn’t realize how tempting it would be posting pictures of dairy while still trying to stay on my Lent fast. I am just thankful that they are only pictures and not leftovers, I wouldn’t be able to resist so easily.
February 5th is World Nutella Day and I have some quite delicious truffles to share with you, all made with nutella!
World Nutella Day is on February 5th and this is a chance for everyone to eat nutella in any shape or form! Please join all of us and find some nutella, plain or making something fancy.
Cream Cheese Brownies
1/4 cup AP flour
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup instant oats, slightly blended
1/4 cup dark cocoa powder
Dash of cinnamon or instant espresso
Dash of salt
175 g. baking chocolate bar (~ 6-8 small pieces), chopped
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 large eggs, slightly beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 -3/4 cup sugar
Melt the butter and chocolate in a large bowl over water (or double boiler), in a separate bowl sift flours, oats, cocoa, and salt together. Once the butter and chocolate are melted, add the sugar and continue to stir. Once smooth and consistent, remove from heat and cool slightly. Begin whisking the chocolate mix while slowing adding the beaten eggs, vanilla, and espresso or cinnamon. Fold in the dry mixture and stir until just moistened. Pour into prepared pan and top with cream cheese, using a knife to make swirls. ake 35-40 minutes. If you prefer a more fudgey brownie, remove when toothpick has slight batter; if you prefer more cakey, cook until toothpick is removed clean.
Cream Cheese Swirl Recipe
6 oz Cream Cheese, softened
1/4 -1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg (optional)
Cream together and pour over brownies, using a knife or small edge to create a swirl pattern.
Does it taste the same as actual Nutella?
Yes and No.
Yes, you can make a yummy chocolate-hazelnut spread that melts in your mouth with every sweet bite. No, it doesn’t taste the same, it is better!
Chocolate + Hazelnuts = Spreadable goodness.
The recipe is very basic and flexible. If you really want to taste the hazelnuts, add more. If you want it to be more chocolatey and sweet, add more chocolate and sugar.