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Joined: February 14th, 2010

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February 21st, 2018

Apfel-Marzipan-Kuchen (Apple Almond Cake) from Classic German Baking: The Very Best Recipes for Traditional Favorites, from Pfeffernüsse to Streuselkuchen

This is a delicious version of a German classic. It's really quite easy to put together, especially if one has almond flour on hand. I used mine to make almond paste for the recipe and as it was fresh... read more >

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The America's Test Kitchen Cookbook

By Editors of Cook's Illustrated Magazine
Boston Common Press - 2001

4th December 2012

Bittersweet Chocolate Roulade : page 340

This is recipe alone is worth the price of the book. It's not a simple cake, nor is it inexpensive. But when you want an elegant dessert with a beautiful presentation and fabulous flavor, this is it. I think that it is imperative to read the entire recipe and do all the mise en place before you begin any actual mixing, etc. I also know that baking the cake on a silpat makes the whole process of baking and rolling the cake much, much easier. I did not use the micro wave or the food processor for the ganache, finding it simpler to warm the cream on the stove and pour it over the chocolate -- fewer things to clean and simpler all around. This cake is also wonderful with other fillings such as a thick puree of mango or apricot. I've also added mint (infusing the cream in the filling and the ganache with fresh mint leaves).

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