Monday April 30th 2012, 9:49 pm
Filed under: Food

Keep me away from my kitchen for two weeks of traveling and then you can’t get me out of it. A pair of chocolate tortes yesterday, with one going to the neighbor who took in our mail; Alice Medrich‘s  Marjolaine (minus the espresso powder) today, (her chocolate cookbooks are the best!) and then chocolate pudding for tomorrow’s breakfast to use up the leftover egg yolks.  That one’s cooling as I type.

Note that when you toast hazelnuts you have to rub the skins off afterwards: they’re bitter. And after all that work, the nuts go rancid within a few weeks and must be used.

Twist my arm. I have at least another cup’s worth in the fridge to go play with. If you ground them into a paste and added ganache…? I may have to find out. Anybody got a favorite hazelnut recipe? For me to be able to eat it, it has to be in pretty fine pieces at least, hence the marjolaine, which is ganache of varying intensities covering four layers of ground hazelnuts and almonds embedded in meringue. And then the darkest ganache to cover it all.

This is also what happens when I need to gain weight.

Only, my sweetie wishes he had that problem…

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Waiting on the ground to paste ganache report… and more Parker cuteness.

Comment by Channon 05.01.12 @ 7:16 am

If only those of us with excess weight could donate it to those in need. The desserts sound marvelous…I’ll enjoy imagining them (fewer calories that way!)

Comment by RobinH 05.01.12 @ 7:41 am

ground hazel nuts and dark chocolate sounds like another truffle recipe — yummy!!! (oh, and I’d gladly give you a few of the pounds I need to loose!! — if only)

Comment by Bev 05.01.12 @ 8:53 am

Sorry, I’m allergic to nuts — even a few of the human kind.

Comment by Don Meyer 05.01.12 @ 9:20 am

My banana bread spilled over and stained the inside of “Priscilla” (the new range I just bought). I am boycotting the kitchen until that stain is gone. DH and DD are working on it. The step sons are worried they may never get banana bread again.

Comment by Afton 05.01.12 @ 9:45 am

You can’t go wrong with dark chocolate and hazelnuts…really…anything you whip up will be lovely.

Comment by Ruth 05.01.12 @ 6:44 pm

Ground hazelnuts, ganache – sounds like Nutella deluxe to me!

But how about a hazelnut shortbread – dipped in that ganache?

Comment by twinsetellen 05.01.12 @ 8:01 pm

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