Saturday, April 11, 2009

* Passover* Kiss Your Cardboard Cakes Goodbye !

I know what your thinking .. a passover cake that doesn`t taste like saw dust ?? Well its true ! Jacques Torres`s Easy FLOURLESS chocolate cake. No flour so this cake is more than passover friendly.


6oz bittersweet chocolate (finely chopped)
6oz unsweetened chocolate (finely chopped)
6oz sugar
5oz water
6oz butter (softened) about 11/2 sticks
6 eggs
3oz sugar

- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray 1 10" spring form pan. Line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper. ( wax paper works just as well)
- Melt finely chopped chocolate over a double boiler
- In a bowl bring sugar and water to a boil until the sugar is dissolved, pour the hot syrup into the melted chocolate, whisk until combined, add butter and mix until combined.
- In a mixer beat eggs and sugar until well blended, gently fold in the chocolate mixture
- Pour batter into prepared cake pan and place onto a baking sheet 1 " . Fill sheet with water and submerge cake just so the sides are covered.
- Bake about 40 or until the top is dull colored


Friday, April 3, 2009

Whole Wheat Banana Muffins !!


2cps whole wheat flour
11/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
3 lg bananas mashed
2 lg eggs
1/2 cp maple syrup
1/2 cp light brown sugar
1/3 cp milk
1/4 cp canola oil
1 tsp vanilla


- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
- In a medium bowl mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and ground cinnamon.
- In another larger bowl combine the mashed bananas, eggs, syrup, brown sugar, milk, oil, and vanilla.
- Lightly fold the wet ingredients into the dry just until combined .. Lumpy is okay. DO NOT overmix !!
- Bake for about 20 minutes and let rest for 10 minutes.