mollybarton: (omgangiepants virgina)
Double Chocolate Chess Pie, from Christmas with Southern Living 2012. The recipe isn't on their website.

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Mom and Dad were my guinea pigs. They said it was delicious. I made two pies, the other is going with Mom to the Terry McAuliffe's Fredericksburg campaign HQ to feed hungry volunteers trying to get out the votes! Go Terry! I'm going to vote as early as i can tomorrow. Straight Democratic ticket for me- the Republicans running are all Tea Party nuts. Hopefully, Virginia will be blue again!

Also, used up some leftover Halloween goodies to make candy bark:

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Yum. The candy corn made it especially good. This is also going to feed the campaign workers! Don't want that much candy at home, just wanted to try the recipe!

Yum.

Apr. 26th, 2010 07:52 pm
mollybarton: (Default)

The most to die for cake I've ever made:

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Flourless Chocolate-Hazelnut Cake
1 (13 oz.) container Nutella
1/3 cup light-brown sugar
1 stick softened unsalted butter
6 large eggs, separated
10 oz. chopped bittersweet chocolate, melted
1 cup hazelnuts, finely ground in food processor, plus more for garnish

1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together Nutella, sugar and butter. Beat in egg yolks, one at a time, until incorporated; beat in chocolate until combined. Fold in egg whites and hazelnuts. Transfer batter to a buttered 9-inch springform pan; smooth top.

2. Bake in a preheated 350° oven 45 to 55 minutes or until edges pull away from sides of pan and cake is set and no longer wet. Transfer cake to a wire rack to cool 10 minutes; run knife around edge of pan and remove outer ring. Let cake cook completely; pour Nutella-Chocolate Ganache over cooled cake and sprinkle with chopped, toasted hazelnuts.

Nutella-Chocolate Ganache
Bring 1 cup heavy cream and 1 (13-oz.) container Nutella to a boil in a medium saucepan, stirring to incorporate Nutella and cream. Remove pan from heat; add 8 oz. chopped bittersweet chocolate. Let sit 5 minutes; stir to combine. Pour over cooled cake while still warm.

I like flourless cakes! The ground nuts take the place of the flour. The resulting cake is moist inside with a thin crust outside.

Nutella is food of the gods. I'll eat it straight out of the jar, but damn this cake is good. Very rich, though.
 


Yum.

Dec. 26th, 2009 02:56 pm
mollybarton: (Santa Jack and Stephen)
Here's the recipe for the cake I posted yesterday:

http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=1940908

My new T.V. is set up and it's awesome! :D
mollybarton: (Default)
Chess pie. One of my favorites, but I've never tried to bake one myself. I was successful!


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It's a simple custard pie, and it's very sweet. The origins of the name "chess pie" aren't very clear.

Recipe here:

http://kiraskitchen.blogspot.com/2009/09/pie.html
mollybarton: (Default)
I haven't posted a recipe in ages. This one I should have done a week ago for the Kentucky Derby- the Hot Brown!


http://kiraskitchen.blogspot.com/2009/05/i-meant-to-post-this-last-week.html

I don't think I've shared this one before.

OMG YUM!

Dec. 12th, 2008 01:36 pm
mollybarton: (Default)
I've started my Christmas cookies!

Italian Tricolor (or Rainbow) Cookies and Cherry Shortbread.



Recipes here:

http://kiraskitchen.blogspot.com/2008/12/yum_12.html

The tricolors are a favorite from childhood...but it's hard to get them outside of New York. They're really more like Petit Fours than cookies.

Obviously, I'm feeling better. :p

mollybarton: (Eddie)
Had a nice Thanksgiving, but for some reason, I didn't feel like eating much. There were just six of us this year. It wasn't as much fun, but it was a lot easier on my mom and me!

Some of my recipes from yesterday's dinner are here:

http://kiraskitchen.blogspot.com/2008/11/thanksgiving-2008.html

I'm avoiding the shops today...but Michaels had a sale last night. It was a madhouse, but I had fun shopping!  I bought some beads and cookie cutters.

Cake time!

Oct. 12th, 2008 03:50 pm
mollybarton: (Default)
This was my dad's birthday cake:



It was good.

http://kiraskitchen.blogspot.com/2008/10/chocolate-almond-brown-sugar-cake.html

I didn't post the recipe, but there's the info on where it came from. I'll post the recipe later when I feel like typing it out! It's long.
mollybarton: (Miss Kira)
I got so wrapped up in political stuff and weather worries that I forgot to mention the good things this week!

I went to see Mamma Mia! again, this time the sing-a-long version. It was a lot of fun!

Mom had her crab party for the library staff, and as usual, there were a lot of crabs left over. Here's a recipe for crab cakes:

http://kiraskitchen.blogspot.com/2008/09/feeling-crabby.html

Choir practice started again. It was okay. Nice turnout. It wasn't a serious practice, it was more of a "this is the plan, let's peek at the music" nights. We don't sing in church for another couple of weeks.

My latest cross stitching update:

http://kirastitch.blogspot.com/2008/09/inch-by-inch.html

That's about it!

mollybarton: (Default)
Mom's zucchini is doing too well this year. I'm running out of ideas for cooking it! Here's my latest recipe (really, just thrown together...)


http://kiraskitchen.blogspot.com/2008/07/too-much-zucchini.html

I wish her tomatoes were doing as well. There are tons on the vine, but they're not ripening. Too much rain and not enough sun, I guess...
mollybarton: (Eddie)


"Fresh Orange Cake". Very easy and very good. Recipe here:

http://kiraskitchen.blogspot.com/2008/06/another-yummy-cake.html

It's really good served with a lemon sorbet.

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