Thursday, July 28, 2011

Chocolate Hazelnut Gateau

photo by tasteofhome

Here is the link to the recipe:


Chocolate Hazelnut Gateau Recipe
12 Servings Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
2/3 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3 eggs, separated
1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, melted and cooled
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup milk
2/3 cup ground hazelnuts, toasted

3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1 tablespoon water
1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
Toasted slivered almonds and fresh mint leaves
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks, melted chocolate and vanilla. Combine the flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Stir in the hazelnuts.
In a small bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; carefully fold into batter. Spread into a greased 9-in. springform pan. Place pan on a baking sheet.
Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; remove sides of pan. Cool completely.
In a saucepan, bring the butter, corn syrup and water to a boil; stirring constantly. Remove from the heat. Add the chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Cool to room temperature. Spread over top and sides of gateau. Garnish with almonds and mint. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutrition Facts: 1 piece (calculated without almonds and mint leaves)equals)384 calories, 25 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 89 mg cholesterol, 256 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

I was in the mood for chocolate so I baked a cake to bring to a get together. Despite a few mistakes in mixing it turned out pretty good. I made a double layer gateau because there were going to be a lot of friends at the dinner so my filling was just a simple chocolate whipped cream filling.

heavy whipping cream
cocoa powder
Whipped till firm and then spread generously in between the layers.

I am kicking myself for not taking a photo of my final product because for the first time in my life my glazed turned out looking perfect.

New Kitchen Art

My kitchen was looking quite bare with no pictures so I painted this today to cheer up my little room.

Monday, July 18, 2011


A dress for Lilly.
Julie picked this fabric out ages ago and I finally found time and drive to finish this sun dress.
Now I just have to get it in the mail...