Archive for » May, 2014 «

Almond and Cranberry Biscotti

Makes about 2 dozen Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 large eggs 1 cup toasted slivered almonds coarsely chopped, to toast almonds, 350 deg for 8 minutes. 2/3 cup dried cranberries Directions Preheat the oven to [ ... ]

Double Chocolate Torte

Cake: 8 ounces bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semisweet chocolate, chopped 1 cup unsalted butter 1 cup sugar 5 large eggs 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup all purpose flour Mousse: 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces 4 large eggs, separated 1 cup whipping cream 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 8 ounces bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semisweet chocolate, chopped 1/2 [ ... ]
Category: Cakes  5 Comments

Avocado & Mango Salad

3 medium-size ripe Hass avocados, halved, pitted and cut into medium size chunks 2 ripe Mango, peeled and cut into medium size pieces 1 apple, unpeeled, peeled if desired, cored and cut in small dice 1/2 cup or more to taste freshly squeezed lime juice or lemon juice 1/2 cup [ ... ]
Category: Salads  Leave a Comment

Turtle Cookies

fantastic cookie! The caramel stays soft. It turns out to be one fabulous looking cookie that is equally delicious. about 2 dozen cookies Recipe from America’s Test Kitchen Holiday Cookies 2010 Special Issue Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup cocoa powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened 2/3 cup [ ... ]