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Super Chocolatey Hazelnut Bars

This recipe turned out something way different that it was intended to. But boy, this is waaaay better than the original hazelnut bar was supposed to be. It is a brownie-like delicious chocolate mess with a huge amount of hazelnut. The ideal dessert because let me tell ya, it is better than brownies. So, need I say more?  I'll just go ahead and give you the recipe and dare you to make it today, I mean NOW :) You will so not regret it! Super Chocolatey Hazelnut Bars for a 20x30 cm pan for the dough 250 gram flour 1 tablespoon Dutch cocoa powder - unsweetened 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 200 gram dark chocolate 140 gram hazelnut + 30 gram ground hazelnut 250 gram soft butter 150 gram brown sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla for the chocolate cream 150 gram dark chocolate 30 gram butter 1 tablespoon oil Mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl.  Beat the butter with the sugar until fluffy. Add in the eggs (

Sajtos Pogácsa - Hungarian Cheese Puffs

We have different traditions in Hungary in the holiday season. Santa, I mean St Nicholas, comes on 6th December here and on Christmas Eve we are waiting for the little Jesus to bring our presents! Of course, as an almost 22-year-old I don't expect any gifts on Nicholas day...That is why I was so surprised when I got absolutely the coolest thing ever! A plastic bread-board! I had a huge wooden one that was very heavy, very hard to clean and needed such a big space. Look at this beauty :) It has everything I might need. Measurements, unit converter, it can be rolled up, I don't need to use flour for kneading...I know exactly how big I need to knead the dough, it is perfect!  So, of course I just had to try it out! :) I've been waiting for these cheese puffs' recipe for years now. It is a traditional, old school Hungarian pastry. It is made with yeast and it tastes amazing! These mini puffs are crunchy on the outside and super duper soft inside! This recipe is the ulti