How to Make Pie Crust (Secret Recipe 1)

This is my million dollar secret recipe – How to make pie crust. Yes, from this moment on you can have it. And share as long as you live. The best pie dough for YOU!

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Hello from the best pie recipe you can imagine.

Yes, I am not kidding. This is my secret recipe. And I am going to share.

Maybe because it is 2020 and life is so out there that I need something NORMAL, something to hold me “IN” HAPPY!

And I know it is not just me…it is YOU and YOU and YOU and we ALL need “cozy happy life.”

What is more cozy and happy than the PIE?

Even if you don’t like pies, there is something in the air when pie is being made. And that “something” I am about to share.

How to make the best pie crust in this universe?

Are you ready?

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DESCRIPTION OF PIE DOUGH RECIPE

One and only pie crust recipe I use. This is the recipe from one of the most famous bakery. (trust me, I did not steal the recipe. I paid for it).This recipe is old fashioned and made for your pie hungry heart.

BTW, if you ever made pie crust, you know it can be tricky. On top of that you are wondering why people said “as easy as pie”.

But trust me this recipe is “as easy as pie”. It is made with a few simple ingredients:

  • shortening
  • brown sugar
  • flour
  • eggs
  • vinegar
  • water

Super flaky, ridiculously easy to make, tender and turns out perfectly every single time. Yes, this pie is the best gift you can give to yourself. (forget family, friends, coworkers…you can be selfish for a moment)

So, let’s start with ingredients you need to buy. It is only 5!

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SHOPPING LIST

  • CRISCO All-Vegetable Shortening
  • Brown Sugar
  • Flour (all purpose, unbleached)
  • Eggs
  • White Vinegar

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MAKING PIE CRUST

Ingredients

1/3 cup flour

2 lbs shortening

1/3 cup brown sugar

2 eggs, large

1 TBS + 2 tsp vinegar

1 1/2 cups water

7 cups flour (all purpose)

INSTRUCTIONS

Add to the mixing bowl the following ingredients:

flour, shortening and brown sugar. Mix until combined. Set aside.

In a separate bowl add eggs, vinegar and ice water. Mix using a fork.

Then add eggs mixture to the shortening.

Mix all ingredients together.

Your next step is to add 3 cups of flour and mix in.

Then add the rest of flour or 4 cups.

Mix all ingredients or until the flour is incorporated.

IMPORTANT: This dough will be sticky but once it’s frozen and thawed out it will be soft and easy to work.

Divide dough into 6 equal portions or into 3. (it is your choice. If you divide by 3 you will make 2 pies each time)

Wrap each tightly in plastic wrap. (don’t worry if is sticky. You can use spoon to transfer dough)

Then transfer to the freezer.

And you just answered the question: How to make pie crust?

Yes, you just made the best pie crust in the universe.

And all by yourself. BRAVO!

Easy, don’t you think. As easy as PIE!

Review the Steps

-Mix flour, shortening and brown sugar using mixer. Set aside.

-Combine in separate bowl: eggs, vinegar and water. Use fork to mix it.

-Add egg mixture to shortening

-Then add flour

-Mix, divide and freeze.

Quick Note

Eggs – Use large, organic eggs.

WATER– THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT NOTE. USE ICE WATER!

Vinegar – I used Heinz Pure White Vinegar

Shortening – I always used CRISCO – ALL-VEGETABLE SHORTENING.

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FINAL NOTE

The best pie crust I’ve made.

Flaky, delicious and easy to make.

From this recipe you can make 6 pies. YES, you read it. 6 PIES FOR YOUR SWEET SOUL!

This dough MUST BE FROZEN before being used.

To learn more about pie check this LINK

Since you made the best pie dough and it is in the freezer you are wondering about your next step…

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HOW TO ROLL OUT PIE CRUST

So, let me help you.

Your first step is to take out your pre-made frozen dough the night before.

When you are ready to roll out your dough, use generous amount of flour on your surface and rolling pin.

Place the dough on floured surface. Cover the dough with more flour.

Using your rolling pin, gently roll it from the center out, turning the dough with your hands as you go.

The idea is: turn-roll-turn-roll-turn-roll and so on….(you got idea, I hope)

IMPORTANT: Flour your surface and the top of the dough to prevent from sticking.

Don’t worry, this recipe likes a lots of flour. So be generous.

Your next question is how much to roll?

Roll the dough to fit your pie dish.

I am using 9 inch pie dish so I like to roll it a little longer, like 12 inch circle.

Transfer the dough to a 9 inch pie dish.

Press in and then use knife to trim extra.

After pressing it in, prick the base and the sides of the pie with a fork.

IMPORTANT! Prick the pie dough with the fork so that steam escapes while it’s baking.

And now we are done. Our next step is our next post.

Making the pie…what pie? Keep reading!

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How to Make Pie Crust (Secret Recipe 1)

Yield: 6 pie crusts
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

How to make pie crust?

It is super flaky, ridiculously easy to make, tender and turns out perfectly every single time.

Yes, this pie is the best gift you can give to yourself. (forget family, friends, coworkers...you can be selfish for a moment)

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 lbs shortening
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 1 TBS + 2 tsp vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 7 cups flour (all purpose)

Instructions

    Add to the mixing bowl the following ingredients:

    flour, shortening and brown sugar. Mix until combined. Set aside.

    In a separate bowl add eggs, vinegar and ice water. Mix using a fork.

    Then add eggs mixture to the shortening.

    Mix all ingredients together.

    Your next step is to add 3 cups of flour and mix in.

    Then add the rest of flour or 4 cups.

    Mix all ingredients or until the flour is incorporated.

    IMPORTANT: This dough will be sticky but once it's frozen and thawed out it will be soft and easy to work.

    Divide dough into 6 equal portions or into 3. (it is your choice. If you divide by 3 you will make 2 pies each time)

    Wrap each tightly in plastic wrap. (don't worry if is sticky. You can use spoon to transfer dough)

    Then transfer to the freezer.

    And you just answered the question: How to make pie crust?

    Yes, you just made the best pie crust in the universe.

    And all by yourself. BRAVO!

    Easy, don't you think. As easy as PIE!

    Enjoy and share.

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2 Ingredients Sweet Recipe-Emotional Emergency

When life sucks this is my Emotional Emergency solution – 2 Ingredients Sweet Recipe. Super easy and super fast.

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If you are emotional eater and you need help to survive reality this is my best emergency recipe.

It is 2 INGREDIENT SWEET RECIPE.

DESCRIPTION

Dreams are made of two amazing ingredient: White angel called heavy cream and dark sweet addiction called Nutella. So, naturally my emotional recipe is made of them. The recipe is super easy. Made in 3 minutes. After all we need emergency recipe to be quick, fast and ready in no time.

So, let’s start with ….

SHOPPING LIST

  • Nutella
  • Heavy Cream (33%)

Action Time

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MAKING 2 INGREDIENTS SWEET RECIPE

Ingredients

1 1/3 cup Nutella

1 cup heavy cream

INSTRUCTIONS

Add heavy cream into mixing bowl.

Mix on highest speed for about 2 minutes.

Add Nutella and quickly mix until incorporated. (about 1 minute)

Transfer to your favorite glass, cup or any emergency cups you are using.

Start eating and say: Thank you. Life is great.

Enjoy and don’t share.

This recipe is just for YOU!

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FINAL NOTE

This recipe is one of my most favorite recipe.

Two ingredients, no bake recipe and super simple to make.

Yes, this is my go-to when life ….

How about you? What is your go-to favorite recipe?

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2 INGREDIENTS SWEET RECIPE

Yield: Serve 1 person
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

My emotional recipe is made of heavy cream and Nutella.

The recipe is super easy. Made in 3 minutes.

After all we need emergency recipe to be quick, fast and ready in no time

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cup Nutella
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Instructions

    Add heavy cream into mixing bowl.

    Mix on highest speed for about 2 minutes.

    Add Nutella and quickly mix until incorporated. (about 1 minute)

    Transfer to your favorite glass, cup or any emergency cups you are using.

    Start eating and say: Thank you. Life is great.

    Enjoy and don't share.

    This recipe is just for YOU!

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Poutine Recipe No 1 from Canada (Real Mess)

Food Music for YOU – Poutine Recipe No 1 from Canada. This recipe is as Canadian as it gets. Are you ready?

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Say hello to our favorite dish from Canada called …

POUTINE!

If you never heard about this recipe let me describe this dish.

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DESCRIPTION

POUTINE is the French-Canadian dish made of:

  • French Fries
  • Cheese curds
  • Gravy

Yes, the poutine is delicious, simple and easy recipe to make. You don’t need 100 ingredients to make an amazing lunch or dinner.

In this case you need only 3. Also, I am not going to talk about calories or how healthy the recipe is for you. (so let’s not talk or think about it).

This post is all about JOY.

Joy of easy Poutine recipe. BTW, do you want to know a little history about this recipe?

In 1957. the restaurant owner in Quebec took a special order from a regular customer asking for a plate of fries topped with cheese and brown gravy. The owner called this dish poutine which is local slang for “a real mess”. To learn more about this recipe, please check the LINK.

So, let’s start with the ingredients you need to buy.

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SHOPPING LIST

  • potatoes
  • cheese curds
  • gravy

ACTION TIME

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MAKING EASY CANADIAN POUTINE

Ingredients

6 large potatoes

1 package cheese curds

1 can of St Hubert Poutine gravy

INSTRUCTIONS

Peel potatoes and cut them into sticks about an inch wide. (or any size you like, just make sure they are uniform)

Soak them in a large bowl covered with water for 30 minutes. (LONGER IS BETTER)

Your next step is to drain and dry potato.

From this moment you can fry or bake potatoes.

I like to bake because it is healthier option for me.

Preheat oven to 400 F.

Using a large bowl toss the fries with 3 TBSP oil, salt, pepper and oregano.

Arrange potatoes on a baking sheet and bake for about 35 minutes.

Be sure potatoes is baked.

Making Gravy

Pour the gravy from the can into a medium saucepan.

Heat gravy until boils.

SERVING POUTINE

Arrange fries on a plate, top with 1/2 cup cheese curds and cover with the hot gravy.

Season to taste.

Enjoy and share.

Optional: Top with feta cheese, red pepper, onion, garlic.

Review the Steps

-Make French fries (bake or fry)

-Top with cheese curds

-Cover with hot gravy sauce

And you are done. It is that easy. Thank you my favorite kind country – Canada.

Quick Note

Potatoes – Russet or use your favorite kind of potato. I always like to say: Please visit your local farmers market and support them.

Cheese Curds – Can be found in white or yellow color. White curds are the ones you want for Canadian poutine. I bough my from Superstore but you can order from amazon or visit Walmart.

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Gravy – My favorite and number one choice is St Hubert Poutine gravy. Of course you can make gravy at home…if you have time.

IMPORTANT: And to eat poutine you will need – FORK!

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FINAL NOTE

Poutine is authentic Canadian specialty or delicious mess made for all of you who love: French fries, cheese and gravy.

Yes, another O Canada recipe.

Final Grade: A+

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Yield: serving 3 people
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

POUTINE is the French-Canadian dish made of French fries, cheese curds and gravy.

Easy and delicous recipe

Ingredients

  • 6 large potatoes
  • 1 package cheese curds
  • 1 can of St Hubert Poutine gravy

Instructions

    Peel potatoes and cut them into sticks about an inch wide. (or any size you like, just make sure they are uniform)

    Soak them in a large bowl covered with water for 30 minutes. (LONGER IS BETTER)

    Your next step is to drain and dry potato.

    From this moment you can fry or bake potatoes.

    I like to bake because it is healthier option for me.

    Preheat oven to 400 F.

    Using a large bowl toss the fries with 3 TBSP oil, salt, pepper and oregano.

    Arrange potatoes on a baking sheet and bake for about 35 minutes.

    Be sure potatoes is baked.

    Making Gravy

    Pour the gravy from the can into a medium saucepan.

    Heat gravy until boils.

    SERVING POUTINE

    Arrange fries on a plate, top with 1/2 cup cheese curds and cover with the hot gravy.

    Season to taste.

    Enjoy and share.

Notes

Optional: Top with feta cheese, red pepper, onion, garlic

Enjoy and share Poutine Recipe No 1 with your whole family.

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Nutella Easiest Cake And Best Dessert

Nutella Easiest Cake is absolutely divine. Fabulous recipe! Simple sponge base, Nutella filling, Chocolate filling and more.

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Nutella easiest cake – the best cake to impress

Love it. This recipe is simple, yet elegant. The combination of hazelnut, chocolate and Nutella is divine.

BTW, this is great Happy Birthday Cake. Simple but FAB!

So, if you never heard of Nutella cake … let me help you.

DESCRIPTION

This cake is the easiest cake to make. Very simple base or sponge cake base made using 2 eggs.

Once you have the base, you can start building your the most amazing Nutella cake:

  • Layer of Nutella
  • Yellow filling
  • Hazelnuts
  • Chocolate Filling

Decoration: grounded hazelnuts, grated chocolate, whip cream

Important: You will make Yellow filling and Chocolate filling from one simple recipe. (yes, it is that easy. 2 for 1).

Now, are you ready to become the most famous domestic goddess? Of course you are. You are also ready for our favorite part of life called: Shopping. So, let’s start with the ingredients you need to buy.

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SHOPPING LIST

  • flour
  • sugar (regular, white)
  • icing sugar
  • eggs, large (organic, if you can. Visit your local farmers market)
  • hazelnuts
  • milk (2%)
  • butter (unsalted)
  • chocolate (semi-sweet)
  • Dr.Oetker Vanilla pudding
  • Nutella

Optional: Jaffa Cakes or Oreo Cookies

EQUIPMENT

KitchenAid Mixer or your favorite mixer

Mixing bowls

6 inch baking pan, removable bottom

ACTION TIME

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Nutella easiest cake-making the best nutella cake with hazelnuts

MAKING NUTELLA EASIEST CAKE

Ingredients

Cake Base

2 eggs, large

1/3 cup regular, white sugar

1/3 cup flour (all purpose, unbleached)

1/8 tsp baking powder

Filling (Yellow and Chocolate)

5 egg yolks

1/3 cup +1 TBSP sugar

2 packages Dr. Oetker Vanilla puddding (can’t use instant)

3 3/4 cups milk (2%)

1/2 cup butter, unsalted

1/3 cup icing sugar

3 oz chocolate, semi-sweet (or use unsweetened)

1 cup Nutella

1/2 cup hazelnuts, grounded or chopped

Optional: Jaffa cakes, Oreo cookies…

INSTRUCTIONS

How to make Nutella cake base.

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Line bottoms of 6 inch cake pans with parchment paper. (do not grease the sides or the bottom). Set aside.

Mixing Bowl:

First mix eggs and sugar for about 6 minutes.

Mix until the mixture becomes thick, fluffy and triples in volume, for about 6 minutes.

Your next step is adding the flour. You are not going to use mixer at this point.

Add the flour, baking powder and fold with a spatula. Stop mixing when no streaks of flour remain.

Be sure the flour is incorporated.

Important #3: Do not over-mix.

Pour the batter into 6 inch prepared pan.

Bake for about 19 minutes but start checking after 15 minutes. ( be sure to check using the toothpick)

Insert the wooden toothpick near the center of the cake. If it comes out clean, the cake is done.

Cool the cake. Remove from the pan.

Making Nutella Cake Filling

Add 5 eggs yolks and sugar into the mixing bowl. Mix for about 3 minutes.

Then add 2 Dr. Oetker Vanilla pudding and 1/2 cup milk. (room temperature).

Mix until all ingredients are incorporated. (another minute or two)

Meanwhile, add 3 1/4 cup cold milk into large pot.

Bring the milk to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in the egg/pudding mixture.

Return to heat and stir non stop for about 3 minutes or until thickness.

Remove from heat, transfer to the mixing bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let it cool.

While the filling is cooling, mix butter and icing sugar until incorporated. (2 minutes)

Add cooled yellow filling to the mixed butter.

Mix all ingredients until incorporated.

MELTING CHOCOLATE

Melt chocolate using the double method. Cool it. Set aside.

ASSEMBLY OF Easy Nutella Cake

Using the same 6 inch removable pan start building the cake.

Place sponge cake at the bottom of the pan.

Add 1 cup Nutella (or as much to cover the base of the cake).

Cover the Nutella with Jaffa cakes or Oreo cookies.

Add half of yellow filling on the top of Jaffa cakes or Oreo cookies.

Sprinkle with grounded hazelnuts.

Stop assembly for a second or until you make chocolate filling.

Important: Add melted, cooled chocolate to the second half of yellow filling. Mix until incorporated.

Pour chocolate filling on top of yellow filling.

Transfer the whole cake to the fridge for 6 hours or overnight.

NEXT DAY:

Decorate with hazelnuts, shaved chocolate or whip cream.

Enjoy and share.

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Review the Steps

-make 6 inch sponge cake

-Cool it

-Make yellow filling

-Melt chocolate. Cool it.

-Assembly the cake in this order:

  • sponge cake
  • Nutella
  • Jaffa cakes
  • half of the yellow filling
  • sprinkle with grounded hazelnuts
  • add melted chocolate to second part of yellow filling and you just made chocolate filling
  • add chocolate filing on top of yellow filling
  • decorate as you wish

Quick Note

Jaffa Cakes – you can buy in the Walmart (international section) or check amazon.

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Hazelnut – use toasted hazelnuts. Do you know how to toast hazelnut? Check the LINK

Yellow Filling – If you want you can divide yellow filling into two separate bowls. Add melted chocolate to second part and mix it. So, you can do assembly faster but you will have two bowls to clean.

Butter – I used organic. It is expensive but I wanted to use the best ingredients for this Nutella cake.

Chocolate – I used semi-sweet. You can use your favorite. (unsweetened, 70% cocoa… and so on)

Vanilla Pudding – YOU CAN’T USE INSTANT. It has to be Dr. Oetker. (check the picture below)

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Nutella easiest cake – the best cake to impress your family

FINAL NOTE

Nutella easiest cake is your cake if you like Nutella and chocolate.

It is an easy recipe to make. Don’t roll your eyes. Yes, it has a few extra steps but it is worth it.

Yes, this cake is definitely the cake to MAKE. And Impress or say Happy Birthday.

Final Grade: A+

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Yield: 8 pieces
Prep Time: 55 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes

Nutella Easiest Cake is absolutely divine.

Fabulous recipe! Simple sponge base, Nutella filling, Chocolate filling and more

Ingredients

  • Cake Base
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 1/3 cup regular, white sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour (all purpose, unbleached)
  • 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • Filling (Yellow and Chocolate)
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup +1 TBSP sugar
  • 2 packages Dr. Oetker Vanilla puddding (can't use instant)
  • 3 3/4 cups milk (2%)
  • 1/2 cup butter, unsalted
  • 1/3 cup icing sugar
  • 3 oz chocolate, semi-sweet (or use unsweetened)
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts, grounded or chopped
  • Optional: Jaffa cakes, Oreo cookies...

Instructions

    How to make Nutella cake base.

    Preheat oven to 350 F.

    Line bottoms of 6 inch cake pans with parchment paper. (do not grease the sides or the bottom). Set aside.

    Mixing Bowl:

    First mix eggs and sugar for about 6 minutes.

    Mix until the mixture becomes thick, fluffy and triples in volume, for about 6 minutes.

    Your next step is adding the flour. You are not going to use mixer at this point.

    Add the flour, baking powder and fold with a spatula. Stop mixing when no streaks of flour remain.

    Be sure the flour is incorporated.

    Important #3: Do not over-mix.

    Pour the batter into 6 inch prepared pan.

    Bake for about 19 minutes but start checking after 15 minutes. ( be sure to check using the toothpick)

    Insert the wooden toothpick near the center of the cake. If it comes out clean, the cake is done.

    Cool the cake. Remove from the pan.

    Making Nutella Cake Filling

    Add 5 eggs yolks and sugar into the mixing bowl. Mix for about 3 minutes.

    Then add 2 Dr. Oetker Vanilla pudding and 1/2 cup milk. (room temperature).

    Mix until all ingredients are incorporated. (another minute or two)

    Meanwhile, add 3 1/4 cup cold milk into large pot.

    Bring the milk to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in the egg/pudding mixture.

    Return to heat and stir non stop for about 3 minutes or until thickness.

    Remove from heat, transfer to the mixing bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let it cool.

    While the filling is cooling, mix butter and icing sugar until incorporated. (2 minutes)

    Add cooled yellow filling to the mixed butter.

    Mix all ingredients until incorporated.

    MELTING CHOCOLATE

    Melt chocolate using the double method. Cool it. Set aside.

    ASSEMBLY OF Easy Nutella Cake

    Using the same 6 inch removable pan start building the cake.

    Place sponge cake at the bottom of the pan.

    Add 1 cup Nutella (or as much to cover the base of the cake).

    Cover the Nutella with Jaffa cakes or Oreo cookies.

    Add half of yellow filling on the top of Jaffa cakes or Oreo cookies.

    Sprinkle with grounded hazelnuts.

    Stop assembly for a second or until you make chocolate filling.

    Important: Add melted, cooled chocolate to the second half of yellow filling. Mix until incorporated.

    Pour chocolate filling on top of yellow filling.

    Transfer the whole cake to the fridge for 6 hours or overnight.

    NEXT DAY:

    Decorate with hazelnuts, shaved chocolate or whip cream.

    Enjoy, share.




Notes

Review the Steps

-make 6 inch sponge cake

-Cool it

-Make yellow filling

-Melt chocolate using double boiler method. Cool it.

-Divide Yellow filling into 2

-Add melted chocolate to second part of yellow filling

-Assemble the cake

-Decorate as you wish

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Banana Cake Recipe Nutella Addiction Joy

This is the best Banana Cake Recipe with Nutella frosting. Super easy and joy to eat. So, if you like easy banana recipe this is your post and more…

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Hello my dear readers,

Our recipe for today is the best combo: easy banana cake and Nutella frosting.

Yes, we are making Banana Cake for you with Nutella.

So, let me describe this cake to you.

DESCRIPTION OF BANANA CAKE

It is the best banana cake I have ever had. Moist and delicious. It is made with ripe bananas, sour cream, chocolate chips and walnuts.

Don’t think this recipe is overrated. Certainly not the case. This is the best banana cake ever. Think about it. And make it. NOW!

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SHOPPING LIST

  • butter
  • sugar
  • brown sugar
  • eggs
  • flour
  • ripe bananas
  • sour cream
  • walnuts
  • Nutella
  • chocolate chips
  • heavy cream
  • vanilla extract
  • cinnamon
  • baking soda

Equipment

KitchenAid Mixer or any mixer you have and use

Mixing bowl (for cake and frosting)

Bowl for flour mixture

9 by 13 pan for baking

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Ingredients

1/2 cup butter (unsalted)

1 cup white sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 eggs, large

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

3/4 cup mashed ripe bananas

1/2 cup sour cream (14%)

3/4 cup chocolate chips

1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

2 cups flour (all purpose, unbleached)

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp baking soda

Nutella Frosting

1 cup Nutella

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/2 tsp Whip It

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Line 9 by 13 pan with aluminum foil. Set aside.

Add the butter, white sugar and brown sugar to the mixing bowl. Mix until incorported (3 minutes)

Then add eggs, one at the time. Mix in.

Your next step is to add pure vanilla extract and mashed bananas.

In another bowl add flour, cinnamon and baking soda.

After that add half flour mixture to the egg mixture. Mix in.

Then add sour cream and mix in again.

Finish with the rest of flour mixture and mix everything together.

Then add chocolate chips and walnuts.

Stir using the spatula.

Pour the batter into prepared 9 x 13 pan.

Bake at 350 F for about 30 minutes or until done.

Cool before frosting.

Making Nutella Frosting

Mix heavy cream and Whip it together.

Add Nutella and quickly mix. (about 1 minute)

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Nutella Frosting – how to make it

Spread the frosting over the easy banana cake.

Decorate with walnuts, hazelnuts or top with heavy cream. (if you like and don’t care about calories)

Slice and serve.

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STORAGE

Cover and store in the fridge for about 3 days.

What else can I say about this cake?

Delicious! Moist and flavorful. Reminded me of carrot cake. (and you know how much I love carrot cakes)

OPTIONS:

Number 1 – Chocolate Icing

If you don’t like Nutella frosting, you can make this cake chocolate icing.

5 oz chocolate (semi-sweet or use your favorite kind…unsweetened)

2 Tbsp oil

Just melt chocolate and oil (use double boiler method)

No frosting – Base Banana Cake

If you like plain banana recipe and you don’t like Nutella frosting or chocolate icing then just make the base banana cake.

Slice to your favorite size and enjoy.

Review the Steps

-prepare 9 by 13 pan. (line with aluminum foil)

-Preheat oven to 350 F

-Mix butter and both sugars

-Add eggs, vanilla, bananas

-Dry ingredients bowl: flour, cinnamon, baking soda

– Add half flour mixture to wet ingredients, then SOUR CREAM, second half of flour mixture

-Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts

-Bake at 350 F

-Cool and add Nutella frosting

Quick Note

Flour – I used all purpose, unbleached.

Eggs – Large, organic. Be sure the eggs are room temperature.

Bananas – I used 3 medium size bananas. (very dark bananas, ripe)

Butter – unsalted, room temperature

Baking soda – no aluminum (super important to me). You can buy baking soda and powder in the healthy stores or organic section of any food store

Sour cream – full fat and I used 14%

Vanila Extract – use pure if you can. Have you ever made homemade vanilla extract? If you want to learn how, check this link (It is so easy)

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FINAL NOTE

Banana Cake Recipe is the best banana cake. Ever.

You can make this easy banana recipe with Nutella frosting or chocolate icing.

Or you don’t have to. You can just make banana cake base recipe. It is great on its own.

This recipe is great for parties, office celebration, family gathering, Christmas or any potluck you need to attend.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Final Grade: A+

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Yield: Serves 12
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

It is the best banana cake I have ever had. Moist and delicious.

It is made with ripe bananas, sour cream, chocolate chips and walnuts

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter (unsalted)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup mashed ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (14%)
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2 cups flour (all purpose, unbleached)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Nutella Frosting
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp Whip It

Instructions

    Preheat oven to 350 F.

    Line 9 by 13 pan with aluminum foil. Set aside.

    Add the butter, white sugar and brown sugar to the mixing bowl. Mix until incorported (3 minutes)

    Then add eggs, one at the time. Mix in.

    Your next step is to add pure vanilla extract and mashed bananas.

    In another bowl add flour, cinnamon and baking soda.

    After that add half flour mixture to the egg mixture. Mix in.

    Then add sour cream and mix in again.

    Finish with the rest of flour mixture and mix everything together.

    Then add chocolate chips and walnuts.

    Stir using the spatula.

    Pour the batter into prepared 9 x 13 pan.

    Bake at 350 F for about 30 minutes or until done.

    Cool before frosting.

    Making Nutella Frosting

    Mix heavy cream and Whip it together.

    Add Nutella and quickly mix. (about 1 minute)

    Spread the frosting over the easy banana cake.

    Decorate with walnuts, hazelnuts or top with heavy cream. (if you like and don't care about calories)

    Slice and serve.

Notes

STORAGE

Cover and store in the fridge for about 3 days.

What can I say about this cake?

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Original Nanaimo Bars – A Canadian Tradition

Christmas Time – Original Nanaimo Bars Recipe for you. So, if you are looking for traditional Canadian Christmas baking this is the recipe. Easy and no Bake. And I did it my way…One and only Easy Nanaimo Bars.

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Original Nanaimo Bars- Bars Number 1 Recipe

Hello my dear readers,

Are you ready for Christmas? If you are like me the answer is: YES!

Yes, I can’t wait for Christmas and since we don’t care about numbers and dates why not do it now.

Let’s start with Christmas baking this second. And I am going to start with my first Christmas Recipe 2020 called ….

NANAIMO BARS!

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Original Nanaimo Bars- Canadian Christmas Recipe

Description of No Bake Nanaimo Bars

Legend has it that a local housewife from Nanaimo created this recipe for a magazine cooking contest. And of course she won first prize. Because of her we know that Nanaimo is the city in British Columbia. Do you see how powerful baking is? You can learn geography and enjoy the best no-bake bars. So, let’s learn a little more about very Canadian traditional Nanaimo bars.

It consist of three layers: the first one or the base is made of wafer crumbs, walnuts and coconut. The middle layer is made of custard icing and the top layer is the chocolate ganache. Easy, don’t you think.

I made many versions of this recipe like Mint Nanaimo Bars , Cappuccino Nanaimo Bars, Peanut Butter Nanaimo Bars, Kit Kat Nanaimo Bars, Raspberry Nanaimo Bars and more…Yes, this is my favorite recipe for many reason. And it started in December of 1995 when in IGA store I bought my first box of Nanaimo bars…and the love story started…

So, let’s make the best Canadian recipe from British Columbia, city Nanaimo.

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THE FIRST STEP IS…

SHOPPING LIST

  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Cocoa
  • Egg
  • Milk
  • Graham crumbs
  • Walnuts
  • Coconut
  • Custard powder
  • Icing sugar
  • Chocolate
  • Vanilla extract

EQUIPMENT

Baking pan – Size 8 by 8 or 9 by 9

Mixer

Medium saucepan

Plastic bowl

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Nanaimo Bars Number 1 Recipe -how to make homemade Christmas version

Making Original Nanaimo Bars

Ingredients

First Layer

1/2 cup butter, unsalted

1/4 cup sugar

1/3 cup cocoa

1 egg

2 tsp vanilla extract

1 2/3 cups graham crumbs

3/4 cup coconut

3/4 cup walnuts, finely chopped

Middle Layer

3/4 cup butter

6 TBSP milk

6 TBSP Bird’s custard powder

4 1/2 cups icing sugar

Top Layer

5 oz chocolate

2 TBSP butter or oil

INSTRUCTIONS

Line 9 x 9 inch square pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Set aside.

In a medium size bowl add graham crumbs, coconut and walnuts.

Then using a medium saucepan over low heat combine the butter, sugar,cocoa, egg until the mixture boils.

Boil for 2 minutes and add vanilla extract.

Remove from heat and stir graham crumbs, coconut and walnuts.

Press the base into the prepared lined pan.

Place into to fridge until firm (about 30 minutes).

Making Yellow Custard Icing

Using a mixing bowl combine custard powder and milk.

Stir until smooth.

Add icing sugar and butter.

Mix using the whisk attachment for about 3 to 5 minutes. (high speed)

Spread the filling evenly over the base and return to fridge of freezer while you make the topping or chocolate ganache.

Top Layer – Chocolate Ganache

Using a double boiler method melt 5 oz chocolate and butter. (or oil if you are using)

Spread over the second layer.

Refrigerate one more time for at least one hour.

Then cut the Nanaimo Bars to your favorite size or shape.

And you made it. The best traditional Canadian Nanaimo Bars.

STORAGE

Store in airtight container in the fridge for a week.

Another option: Freeze.

FINAL NOTE

Original Nanaimo Bars is my favorite Christmas baking treat since forever.

While I always make them in December, they are actually great any time of year. From January to December this is the perfect dessert served with cappuccino or coffee.

Final Grade: A+

Difficulty Level: Easy

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Yield: 16 bars
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Original Nanaimo Bars-If you are looking for traditional Canadian Christmas baking this is the recipe. Easy and no Bake. And I did it my way...

One and only Easy Nanaimo Bars

Ingredients

  • First Layer
  • 1/2 cup butter, unsalted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 2/3 cups graham crumbs
  • 3/4 cup coconut
  • 3/4 cup walnuts, finely chopped
  • Middle Layer
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 6 TBSP milk
  • 6 TBSP Bird’s custard powder
  • 4 1/2 cups icing sugar
  • Top Layer
  • 5 oz chocolate
  • 2 TBSP butter or oil

Instructions

    Line 9 x 9 inch square pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Set aside.

    In a medium size bowl add graham crumbs, coconut and walnuts.

    Then using a medium saucepan over low heat combine the butter, sugar,cocoa, egg until the mixture boils.

    Boil for 2 minutes and add vanilla extract.

    Remove from heat and stir graham crumbs, coconut and walnuts.

    Press the base into the prepared lined pan.

    Place into to fridge until firm (about 30 minutes).

    Making Yellow Custard Icing

    Using a mixing bowl combine custard powder and milk.

    Stir until smooth.

    Add icing sugar and butter.

    Mix using the whisk attachment for about 3 to 5 minutes. (high speed)

    Spread the filling evenly over the base and return to fridge of freezer while you make the topping or chocolate ganache.

    Top Layer – Chocolate Ganache

    Using a double boiler method melt 5 oz chocolate and butter. (or oil if you are using)

    Spread over the second layer.

    Refrigerate one more time for at least one hour.

    Then cut the Nanaimo Bars to your favorite size or shape.

    And you made it. The best traditional Canadian Nanaimo Bars.

Notes

STORAGE

Store in airtight container in the fridge for a week.

Another option: Freeze.

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Easy Calzone Pizza Recipe – Italian Love

Real Italian love made for you is called Easy Calzone Pizza Recipe. The ingredients are safe and hidden inside of this amazing pizza dough. Homemade dough using KitchenAid mixer. Hello happiness…hello Italy

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Hello my dear readers,

Our recipe today is …

Easy Calzone Pizza Recipe

It is an ideal recipe for the life we are living right now.

The ingredients are inside, safe and hidden in the best pizza dough you will ever make. (say thank you to KitchenAid mixer).

See life can be fun…inside. Just imagine everything good is in a calzone. Cheese, spinach, sausage, pepperoni and more. Yes, absolutely everything good is inside of this amazing easy calzone recipe.

I don’t know why but this pizza is very often forgotten and seriously underrated. But now when masks are covering our faces and life is different this pizza is stepping up and saying: I am here to shine. It is my time …

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Easy Calzone Pizza Recipe – super easy recipe to make

Description of Easy Calzone Pizza

The real calzone is just mozzarella, tomato and fresh basil…but I like to add a few other ingredients like spinach, feta cheese, peppers and so on. So, if you are a real Italian don’t judge me. I don’t like to follow the rules and I like shortcuts when it comes to baking. Speaking of shortcuts I am going to use my favorite pizza dough. Do you remember this recipe?

So, yes you can make this pizza any day of the week. Easy and extremely yummy. Also, endlessly customizable.

SHOPPING LIST

  • pizza dough (homemade or store-bought)
  • mozzarella cheese
  • feta cheese
  • mushrooms
  • oregano
  • olive oil
  • pizza sauce

Action Time

Making Easy Calzone Pizza Recipe

Ingredients

pizza dough

Fillings:

mushrooms

mozzarella cheese

feta cheese

oregano

olive oil

pizza sauce

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat oven to 400 F.

Roll pizza dough into a circle. (my was 8 inch)

Then spread out a little sauce, leaving a room around the edge. (this is important, be sure to leave a room around the edge of pizza)

Top with your favorite toppings.

I used mushrooms, mozzarella cheese, feta cheese, oregano.

Lift the top of the circle up and fold over the filled bottom of the circle, lining up the edges.

Press edges firmly with fork to seal.

Important: Be sure it is seal all the way.

Spread some pizza sauce on top, mozzarella cheese, oregano.

Place calzone on a parchment lined baking sheet (or aluminum foil)

SUPER IMPORTANT: Cut 3 small slits in the top to allow steam to escape.

Bake at 400 F for 17 to 20 minutes.

Enjoy and share.

Calzone Filling Ideas

-red onions, chicken, ricotta cheese, Parmesan, baby spinach, garlic

-sausage, basil, blue cheese, meat

-kale, red peppers, feta cheese

-basil pesto, Swish cheese, Gouda cheese, green peppers

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FINAL NOTE

It is oven baked, folded pizza. The filling can be anything you like or have in the fridge.

Very easy to prepare and very family friendly. Your kids will love making Calzone pizza.

Also, they freeze wonderfully and it is great solution when you need fast dinner or Sunday breakfast.

Final Grade: A+

Difficulty Level: Easy

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Easy Calzone Pizza Recipe – Italian Pizza Recipe

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Yield: Serving 2 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Real Italian love made for you is called Easy Calzone Pizza Recipe.

The ingredients are safe and hidden inside of this amazing pizza dough

Ingredients

  • pizza dough
  • Fillings:
  • mushrooms
  • mozzarella cheese
  • feta cheese
  • oregano
  • olive oil
  • pizza sauce

Instructions

    Preheat oven to 400 F.

    Roll pizza dough into a circle. (my was 8 inch)

    Then spread out a little sauce, leaving a room around the edge. (this is important, be sure to leave a room around the edge of pizza)

    Top with your favorite toppings.

    I used mushrooms, mozzarella cheese, feta cheese, oregano.

    Lift the top of the circle up and fold over the filled bottom of the circle, lining up the edges.

    Press edges firmly with fork to seal.

    Important: Be sure it is seal all the way.

    Spread some pizza sauce on top, mozzarella cheese, oregano.

    Place calzone on a parchment lined baking sheet (or aluminum foil)

    SUPER IMPORTANT: Cut 3 small slits in the top to allow steam to escape.

    Bake at 400 F for 17 to 20 minutes.

    Enjoy and share.

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Zucchini Chocolate Best Cake-Your Happy Dance

The best happy dance recipe – Zucchini Chocolate Best Cake. Seriously delicious. From my kitchen to yours…NOW. The best cake.

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Zucchini chocolate best cake – the best zucchini cake
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Zucchini chocolate best cake is rich chocolate cake made with grated zucchini

Hello my dear readers,

We do not meet people by accident. They are meant to cross our path for a reason. To teach us something.

So, when 3 zucchinis come into my life today…I started to think: This is not an accident. There is soul lesson for me to share.

And as I was thinking my KitchenAid mixer turn itself on and started Happy Dance.

We are making the best cake using one of your zucchini. The cake is called

Zucchini Chocolate Best Cake.

Are you ready to share? – my mixer is asking.

Since I know, I can’t always control everything and every aspect of my life I decide to be more relaxed and talk back to my gray hardworking mixer.

Are you saying we are making the best chocolate cake using zucchini?

Yes, I heard answer back. Yes, we are.

This KitchenAid Mixer is amazing. It can talk…and it knows our secret.

My grandmother’s secret – Zucchini Chocolate Best Cake.

So, are ready for soul lesson from our first Zucchini?

Let’s do it.

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Description of Zucchini Cake

Extra special and super quick recipe to make using the simple ingredients. No one and I will repeat no one will be able to resist this easy Zucchini Chocolate Best Cake. It has a deep, rich chocolate flavor. It is loaded with zucchini, chocolate chips, walnuts and more.

IMPORTANT: No, you can’t see the zucchini. So, yes make this recipe for your kids. (specially if they don’t like zucchini)

So, let’s start with shopping. You need to buy the following ingredients.

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Zucchini chocolate best cake

SHOPPING LIST

  • flour
  • sugar
  • cocoa
  • butter
  • oil
  • buttermilk
  • eggs
  • zucchini
  • chocolate chips
  • walnuts
  • vanilla extract
  • cinnamon

Equipment

9 by 13 baking pan

Mixer

mixing bowl

ACTION TIME

ZUCCHINI CHOCOLATE BEST CAKE

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Ingredients

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 3/4 cup white sugar

2 eggs (large)

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup buttermilk

Flour Mixture

1 tsp cinnamon

2 1/2 cups flour

1/4 cup cocoa (unsweetened)

1 tsp baking soda

1/8 tsp salt

1 1/3 cups chocolate chips

1/3 chopped walnuts

1 3/4 cups grated zucchini

INSTRUCTIONS

Line a baking pan 9 x 13 with aluminum foil. Spray with baking spray. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Flour mixture:

In a bowl add flour, cocoa, baking soda, cinnamon, salt.

Add the following ingredients to your mixing bowl:

butter, oil and sugar.

Mix until incorporated.

Then add eggs, vanilla and mix until blended.

Your next step is to add buttermilk and mix in.

Then add flour mixture and mix until the flour is blended.

Meanwhile grate the zucchini and add to batter.

Spread the batter into 9 by 13 prepared pan.

Sprinkle chocolate chips and walnuts on batter.

Bake at 350 F for 30 to 35 minutes or until done.

Cool and cut into desired size.

Enjoy and share.

Optional:

Serve with heavy cream, your favorite ice cream, melted chocolate, maple syrup or honey.

Review the Steps

Yes, let’s repeat the steps. Easy Steps.

-Prepare 9 by 13 baking pan

-Preheat oven to 350 F

-Mix dry ingredients into small bowl

-Mix butter, sugar and oil. Add eggs and vanilla then buttermilk.

-Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients

-Then add grated zucchini

-Pour into 9 by 13 pan

-Top with chocolate chips and walnuts

-Bake

-Cool, cut and enjoy

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Zucchini chocolate best cake is super easy rich chocolate cake to make

Quick Note

Flour – use all purpose, unbleached

Zucchini – use 1 3/4 cup grated zucchini as it is. Do not try to remove excess water.

Important: Grate zucchini while flour mixture is being blended with wet ingredients.

Eggs – Use large, organic eggs

Oil – I used Crisco oil

Butter – should be softened

Chocolate Chips – sweet chocolate chips, Hershey’s

Buttermilk – if you don’t have buttermilk you can make your own. Use 1/2 cup of regular milk and add 1/2 TBSP white vinegar. Stir and let it sit for 10 minutes. Use it for this recipe.

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Zucchini chocolate best cake – the best cake

FINAL NOTE

Zucchini Chocolate Best Cake is A+ recipe.

Super moist and rich topped with chocolate chips and walnuts.

You will definitely make this cake again … and again.

Difficulty Level: Easy

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Zucchini Chocolate Best Cake

Yield: Serves 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Extra special and super quick recipe to make using the simple ingredients.

No one and I will repeat no one will be able to resist this easy Zucchini Chocolate Best Cake.

It has a deep, rich chocolate flavor. It is loaded with zucchini, chocolate chips, walnuts and more

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs (large)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • Flour Mixture
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa (unsweetened)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 1/3 cups chocolate chips
  • 1/3 chopped walnuts
  • 1 3/4 cups grated zucchini

Instructions

    Line a baking pan 9 x 13 with aluminum foil. Spray with baking spray. Set aside.

    Preheat oven to 350 F.

    Flour mixture:

    In a bowl add flour, cocoa, baking soda, cinnamon, salt.

    Add the following ingredients to your mixing bowl:

    butter, oil and sugar.

    Mix until incorporated.

    Then add eggs, vanilla and mix until blended.

    Your next step is to add buttermilk and mix in.

    Then add flour mixture and mix until the flour is blended.

    Meanwhile grate the zucchini and add to batter.

    Spread the batter into 9 by 13 prepared pan.

    Sprinkle chocolate chips and walnuts on batter.

    Bake at 350 F for 30 to 35 minutes or until done.

    Cool and cut into desired size.

    Enjoy and share.

    Optional:

    Serve with heavy cream, your favorite ice cream, melted chocolate, maple syrup or honey.

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Tiramisu Ferrero Italian Cake – Your Dream Easy Dessert

Dream big and make this easy dessert – Tiramisu Ferrero Italian Cake. No Bake and super easy to make.

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tiramisu ferrero Italian cake is the best dessert

Hello my dear readers,

You know that I love chocolate and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE …

FERRERO.

Anything Ferrero like Ferrero torte, ferrero sponge cake, mini Ferrero torte, Ferrero chocolate…

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And this blog is my therapist so stay with me … I am about to start another magic recipe when …

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tiramisu ferrero Italian Cake – super easy dessert for YOU

DESCRIPTION of Tiramisu

TIRAMISU FERRERO ITALIAN CAKE is no bake dessert. I will repeat NO BAKE and super easy to make. So, if you have no baking experience and you are looking for an easy dessert to impress this is THE ONE.

This Italian no-bake cake is made of 4 layers: 2 layers of coffee dip lady fingers, 2 layers of Nutella Cheese Filling and everything topped with Ferrero chocolate. BTW, how is your heart…still beating normally. Mine is already in deep state of nirvana…

Our next step is to have all ingredients ready. You need to buy the following – check below.

SHOPPING LIST

  • lady fingers
  • Nutella
  • Philadelphia cheese (original)
  • icing sugar
  • heavy cream (33% or more)
  • coffee or your favorite juice
  • Ferrero chocolate
  • Whip It (if you can find)

Equipment

deep baking pan 8 by 8 or 9 by 9

KitchenAid Mixer (hand mixer or any mixer you have)

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Making Tiramisu Ferrero Italian Cake

tiramisu cake
tiramisu ferrero Italian cake – how to make this easy tiramisu

Ingredients

Lady Fingers

2 cups very strong coffee or your favorite juice (orange, cranberry…)

8 oz Philadelphia cheese

1/3 cup icing sugar

3 cups Nutella

1 cup heavy cream

Dr. Oetker Whip It

Top Layer (this is optional)

2 cups heavy cream

1 pouch Dr. Oetker Whip It

INSTRUCTIONS

Line 8 by 8 or 9 by 9 pan with aluminum foil or plastic wrap. Set aside.

Make your favorite coffee. Pour it into deep plate or bowl.

Now, let’s make the filling.

Nutella Cheese Filling

Beat 1 cup whip cream and Whip It.

In another bowl mix 8 oz Philadelphia cheese and icing sugar.

Add whipped cream into cheese mixture and fold gently.

Be sure cheese and whip cream are fully incorporated.

Then add 3 cups Nutella and mix for a minute. (for this step you can use your mixer)

And you are almost done. Your next step is assembling the best Tiramisu Ferrero cake.

ASSEMBLING THE TIRAMISU

Soak the lady fingers in the coffee or your favorite juice mixture briefly. Don’t let them get soggy.

Arrange the lady fingers in the bottom of the pan. (some of the lady fingers you will need to trim in order to fit into the pan)

Then add half of your Nutella Cheese filling and spread it evenly.

Add a second layer of prepared lady fingers to the pan.

Add the remainder of the Nutella cheese filling and spread evenly.

Optional: Mix 2 cups heavy cream and whip it. Pour over Nutella filling.

Decorate with Ferrero chocolate.

Let the tiramisu set up for at least a few hours or overnight in the fridge.

Storage: Store in the fridge for up to a week.

Enjoy and share.

tiramisu dessert
tiramisu ferrero Italian cake – enjoy and share

Review the Steps

-line baking pan with aluminum foil

-dip lady fingers in coffee or selected juice

-1st layer of lady fingers

-Nutella Cheese Filling

-2nd layer of lady fingers

-Again Nutella Cheese Filling

-Whipped Cream

-Decorate with Ferrero chocolate

Super easy, don’t you think. No oven, no baking. Just pure JOY! Nutella Ferrero JOY!

ferrero tiramisu cake
tiramisu ferrero Italian cake – the best no bake dessert

Quick Note

Ferrero Chocolate – You can buy ferrero chocolates in $ store. It is $1 for 3 pieces.

Heavy Cream – Use 33 % or 35 %

tiramisu no bake cake
tiramisu ferrero Italian cake – heavy cream used in this no bake recipe

Lady Fingers – if you can’t find them in your favorite stores you can use sponge cake. Check this recipe.

lady fingers for tiramisu
tiramisu ferrero Italian cake – lady fingers for tiramisu

Coffee – Use your favorite kind. Or just go to your coffee shop and buy already made.

Cheese – this is the one I used in this recipe. Check the picture below.

cheese for tiramisu
tiramisu ferrero Italian cake – cheese for this no bake tiramisu cake

Whip It – In case you never seen it….

Whip It
tiramisu ferrero Italian cake – whip it used for this Italian cake

IMPORTANT:

Dipping lady fingers into coffee or juice – Please don’t soak them. It is a quick dip on each side and you are done.

FINAL NOTE

Tiramisu Ferrero Italian Cake is our 5 star recipe.

Really, 5 star no bake cake recipe.

Simple, easy and recipe for all of you who can’t bake.

Final Grade: A+

Difficulty Level: Easy

If you want to learn more about Ferrero Rocher, please check this LINK.

Also, check the history of the Ferrero group – CLICK ME!

Now, are your ready to eat?

OTHER LINKS

Ferrero Rocher Torte – I believe in angels (CLICK THE LINK FOR THE RECIPE)

Ferrero Rocher Torte from the best food blog 5starcookies
Ferrero Rocher Torte from the best food blog 5starcookies

Easy Sponge Ferrero Cake – The Best 3 Layer

Rigo Jancsi – Escape to Hungarian Chocolate Cake

Coconut Bliss Cookies-Quick Comfort

Mini Ferrero Rocher Torte

Mille Nutella Crepe Cake (Mile-High Miracle)

Raspberry Summer Lindt Dessert – No Bake Recipe

Tiramisu – pick me up, lift me up

Oreo Tiramisu Madness – Hello Friday

Strawberry Summer Dessert-Cheese Cream Delights

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tiramisu ferrero Italian cake

Tiramisu Ferrero Italian Cake

Yield: Serving 4 people
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

TIRAMISU FERRERO ITALIAN CAKE is no bake dessert. I will repeat NO BAKE and super easy to make. This is is made of 4 layers: 2 layers of coffee dip lady fingers, 2 layers of Nutella Cheese Filling and everything topped with Ferrero chocolate

Ingredients

  • Lady Fingers
  • 2 cups very strong coffee or your favorite juice (orange, cranberry...)
  • 8 oz Philadelphia cheese
  • 1/3 cup icing sugar
  • 3 cups Nutella
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Dr. Oetker Whip It
  • Top Layer (this is optional)
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 pouch Dr. Oetker Whip It

Instructions

    Line 8 by 8 or 9 by 9 pan with aluminum foil or plastic wrap. Set aside.

    Make your favorite coffee. Pour it into deep plate or bowl.

    Now, let's make the filling.

    Nutella Cheese Filling

    Beat 1 cup whip cream and Whip It.

    In another bowl mix 8 oz Philadelphia cheese and icing sugar.

    Add whipped cream into cheese mixture and fold gently.

    Be sure cheese and whip cream are fully incorporated.

    Then add 3 cups Nutella and mix for a minute. (for this step you can use your mixer)

    And you are almost done. Your next step is assembling the best Tiramisu Ferrero cake.

    ASSEMBLING THE TIRAMISU

    Soak the lady fingers in the coffee or your favorite juice mixture briefly. Don't let them get soggy.

    Arrange the lady fingers in the bottom of the pan. (some of the lady fingers you will need to trim in order to fit into the pan)

    Then add half of your Nutella Cheese filling and spread it evenly.

    Add a second layer of prepared lady fingers to the pan.

    Add the remainder of the Nutella cheese filling and spread evenly.

    Optional: Mix 2 cups heavy cream and whip it. Pour over Nutella filling.

    Decorate with Ferrero chocolate.

    Let the tiramisu set up for at least a few hours or overnight in the fridge.

    Storage: Store in the fridge for up to a week.

    Enjoy and share the best Tiramisu Ferrero Italian Cake.

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tiramisu ferrero dessert-no bake Italian cake for you

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tiramisu ferrero Italian cake-super easy recipe and no-bake dessert
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Belgian Best French Fries Oven Baked Joy

This is the Belgian Best French Fries or Oven baked Joy for you. So, let’s travel to Europe – it is safe trip from our kitchen. This is MUST try recipe for YOU.

Belgian Best French Fries
Belgian Best French Fries-Oven baked recipe

Hello my dear readers,

Our recipe today is from Europe and from one of my favorite chocolate country – BELGIUM.

The winner recipe is …

Belgian Best French Fries.

Have you heard of this recipe?

This is the most popular fast food dish in Belgium.

Belgian fries are double fried. Yes, you read that well. It is double fried. First you fried them, cool down and then just before serving you fried French fries again.

Typically they are sold in a paper cone with mayonnaise. But you can eat Belgian French Fries with ketchup or any sauce you like.

In case you can’t eat fried food my recipe today is for you. Yes, if you are looking for healthy version of Belgian fries this is your recipe.

Belgian Fries
Belgian Best French Fries-the best oven baked fries from Belgium

Description of Oven Baked Belgian French Fries

Thickly cut and oven baked this is super easy recipe to make.

Also healthier because you bake them with just a small amount of the oil.

The ingredients are simple or just one: POTATOES

Seasonings – salt, pepper, smoked paprika or use any seasonings that you like.

So, let’s make our favorite street food from Belgium.

ACTION TIME

Making Belgian Best French Fries

Ingredients

Potatotoes

Olive oil

Salt, pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

Wash and peel potatoes.

Cut the potatoes into 1/2 inch thick fries or to your preferred thicknes.

Dry the potatoes in a clean dish towel.

Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil.

Use your hand in order to be sure the potatoes are well coated.

Place them on a baking sheet in a single layer.

Bake at 400 F for about 20 minutes or until done.

Serve with mayonnaise, ketchup or your favorite sauce.

Belgian French Fries
Belgian French Fries – the best fries for you

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Belgian Best French Fries or Oven Baked Joy for you and your family

IMPORTANT NOTICE for Belgian Fries

Potatoes – use high starch potatoes (Idaho baking potatoes, Yukon gold potatoes)

Oil – For the best flavor use olive oil if you have.

Seasonings – I love smoked paprika, Italian seasoning but you can add turmeric, oregano, black pepper…

Belgian Fries
Belgian French Fries the best recipe for homemade fries

FINAL NOTE

Oven baked Belgian French Fries is MUST MAKE recipe. It can be your lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch.

Simple, cheap and easy to make.

Serve with anything you like.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Final Grade: A+

To learn more about French Fries or Belgian French Fries visit the following link.

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Belgian Best French Fries

Belgian Best French Fries

Yield: Serving 4 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Belgian Best French Fries or Oven baked Joy for you. Thickly cut, served with mayonnaise, ketchup or any sauce you like. Easy A+ recipe

Ingredients

  • Potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Salt, pepper

Instructions

    Wash and peel potatoes.

    Cut the potatoes into 1/2 inch thick fries or to your preferred thicknes.

    Dry the potatoes in a clean dish towel.

    Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil.

    Use your hand in order to be sure the potatoes are well coated.

    Place them on a baking sheet in a single layer.

    Bake at 400 F for about 20 minutes or until done.

    Serve with mayonnaise, ketchup or your favorite sauce.

    Enjoy and share this amazing oven baked Belgian Best French Fries.

Belgian Fries for you
the best Belgian french fries

OTHER LINKS

Easy French Salad from Croatia-Let’s Travel

English Muffin French Toast – Be Inspired

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Oven Baked Potatoes – Best Recipe to Detox

Healthy Baking Soda Lemonade – Feel Great

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Easy Baked Chicken Pasta-Oven Magic

Banana Bread French Toast-How to Make It

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