Miele Experience Center – Molten Chocolate Cakes

Molten Chocolate Cakes

Serve these individual steamed cakes while still warm so that the soft chocolate center oozes when cut into.

Ingredients

8 ounces (1 1/3cup) semisweet chocolate chips or bittersweet chocolate, chopped

8 tbsp. (1 stick) unsalted butter

1/4 cup brewed espresso

4 large eggs

4 large egg yolks

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup flour

1 large pinch salt

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Miele Experience Center – Pignoli Cookies

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Pignoli Cookies

Ingredients

16 ounces almond paste (two 8-ounce cans)

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup confectioner’s sugar, plus more for dusting

4 egg whites

1 tsp vanilla

6 tbsp. flour

1/4 tsp salt

2 cups pine nuts

Directions

Preheat the oven to 325F, with racks in center and lower third.  Line

Miele Experience Center – Lebkuchen – German Gingerbread

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Lebkuchen – German Gingerbread

Ingredients

6 cups sifted all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter

1 cup dark-brown sugar, packed

4 teaspoons ground ginger

4 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 1/2 tsp ground cloves

1 tsp finely ground black pepper

1 1/2 tsp salt

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Miele Experience Center – The Kiss Cookie

The Kiss Cookie

Ingredients

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup unsalted butter

1/3 cup smooth peanut butter

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 egg

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 bag milk chocolate candy kisses

Directions

Preheat Convention oven to 350F.  Sift flour, baking soda and salt together; set aside.

Beat

Friday Night Soup!

Friday night soup!

Remember to clean out the refrigerator on Friday and make a soup or a stew or a casserole.

This Friday I had left over chicken stew, two onions, oregano, thyme, bay leaves, spinach and Romain. And 3/4 of a quart of chicken broth and about a 1/4 quart of

Pecan Pie For A Crowd

Such an easy recipe…

Ingredients:

  • Pre made Pillsbury pie crust.
  • 1 – 16oz bottle dark Karo Syrup
  • 2 cups granulated light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups pecans

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Mix first six ingredients until

Just the BEST Apple Pie

My dad always said that apple pie without cheese is like a kiss without a squeeze. And boy, did that cheese vary over the years! The first time my mother made this, she used Velveeta cheese (that was in the ’50s). Over the years, the cheese got progressively more sophisticated

Holiday Stuffing with Sausage, Pecans, and Apples

You can use any kind of firm, good bread in this recipe. I like Pepperidge Farm’s sandwich bread. You can even combine a few different kinds if you have some half loaves hanging around in the freezer. Leave the crusts on—it’s less work and gives the stuffing some texture. A

Toasted Mozzarella & Boundless Bruschetta


Toasted Mozzarella & Boundless Bruschetta

Ingredients

Steps

  1. Turn on the broiler for your oven.

  2. Slice baguette, or other bread of choice. Arrange slices on sheet pan.

  3. Slice mozzarella. Place mozzarella on top of bread slices.

  4. Broil until mozzarella is melted

Splendid Stuffed Mushrooms

Splendid Stuffed Mushrooms

Years ago, I met a dear friend named Bud (Sydney) Tudge, a former chef at the Waldorf Astoria who found his way to the Hudson Valley. Bud opened a clam stand in a little town and served the best fried clams and coleslaw to ever come down the