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No Churn Nutella Ice Cream

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
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Nutella Ice Cream for No Churn Nutella Ice CreamA mere four ingredients makes this Nutella Ice Cream. Even easier, there is no churning or machine needed for this quick treat.  I have made a Double Chocolate No Machine Ice Cream on this blog when I was on TV.   The one thing I didn’t like was how hard it froze.  It was literally rock hard and difficult to dip. But a little trick has solved that problem.

This summer has turned unexpectedly busy and blogging has had to take a back seat to everything else going on.  Still, I wanted to keep in touch and bring you something easy, fun and delicious.

This Nutella Ice Cream takes literally minutes to make. It is best frozen overnight to set up. The big trick to keep the texture great and make it easy to scoop is the addition of a bit of alcohol.  I used vodka since I wanted to make sure the Nutella came through.  But anything will do.  I don’t usually use vodka in baking and not wanting to be stuck with a huge bottle, I got a little airline bottle.  It was just enough for the recipe.Vodka for No Churn Nutella Ice Cream

Remember, four ingredients and twenty minutes and you have an unbelievable treat. Continue reading

Chocolate Spiced Coffee Cake

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Chocolate Spiced Coffee CakeThe dough for this Chocolate Spiced Coffee Cake is based on a recipe from one of my favorite bakers, Beatrice Ojakangas. Her book, “The Great Scandinavian Baking Book” is a classic that is in the James Beard Foundation Hall of Fame. She has given us so many wonderful Scandinavian baking recipes. I would happily make anything she wrote about because her recipes work.

The recipe for the dough is interesting in that it has no egg and receives its initial rise in the refrigerator straight out of the processor. Continue reading

My Chocolate Babka

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Chocolate BabkaChocolate Babka is seeing its day in the new world.  Babka is a sweet bread from old-world Poland or at least central Europe. While it is traditionally a cinnamon bread with a crumb crust, If you look at this list of the 10 best places to get Chocolate Babka in New York, it is apparent it is much loved without or without the crumb topping.

I decided to go new world with my mothers’ old world sweet yeast dough. This dough is the perfect vehicle to be filled with any sweet filling I can think of. It is very easy to work with because it doesn’t spring back when you are rolling it very thinly. Continue reading