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February 24th, 2017

Aioli from Provence: the Beautiful Cookbook

This is another recipe that makes me grateful to Richard Olney. He lays out techniques in just enough specificity so that one can make it without feeling overwhelmed by the instructions. It does require... 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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