With Valentine’s Day approaching, I wanted a quick and easy treat for the holiday. My mind immediately went to truffles. Everyone on Pinterest makes them look so easy, I figured this has to be the way to go. Well there is a whole bunch of information left out of those supposedly easy recipes. After aRead more
I wanted to make a truly great chocolate cheesecake crust. I mean one that knocks the socks off all bakers, not just gluten-free ones. Crushed Oreos or gluten-free Teddy Grahams were not good enough as far as I was concerned. If you read this blog regularly you’ll know I have a prejudice against store-bought cookies. Just don’t like them. Sue me. So I was left with the conundrum what type of cheesecake should I pair with this amazing crust? I chose to start with Kahlua because, well, yum.
With Valentine’s Day approaching, I wanted a quick and easy treat for the holiday. My mind immediately went to truffes. Everyone on Pinterest makes them look so easy, I figured this has to be the way to go. Well there is a whole bunch of information left out of those supposedly easy recipes. After a few weeks of trial and error, I will share with you what I learned.
My grandmother loves fruit with chocolate. You name it, chocolate covered strawberries, chocolate covered cherries, chocolate covered banana, basically if you cover any fruit in chocolate, she’s happy. Every Mother’s day, birthday, and Hanukkah I always go to my local chocolate shop and get her orangettes which I have learned are French for chocolate covered orange peel. And here I thought the famous blog Orangette was a made up word like Bakerella (which I am assuming is a pun on Barbarella). Who knew?
February 5 is World Nutella Day. That’s right boys and girls, there is actually a holiday to celebrate Nutella. Every year a day is set aside for us to rejoice in the splendor that is Nutella. Now while this seems rather odd, I mean a holiday to celebrate a spread, really?, I can’t imagine a food more deserving.