Chocolate Cake with Fleur de Sel Caramel Filling Recipe IngredientsCARAMEL FILLING2 tablespoons light corn syrup1/2 cup heavy whipping cream1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, diced1/4 cup crème fraîche or sour cream1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juiceLarge pinch of fine fleur de sel* plus additional for assemblyGANACHE FILLING AND FROSTING1 1/2 pounds bittersweet chocolate, chopped3 cups heavy whipping creamCAKE1 3/4 cups all purpose flour3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted1 tablespoon instant espresso powder or instant coffee1 1/4 cups almonds, toasted, coarsely choppedRecipe PreparationCARAMEL FILLINGStir sugar, 1/4 cup water, and corn syrup in deep medium saucepan over low heat until sugar dissolves.
Hound Dog Cocktail Recipe A little bit sweet, a tad spicy, with the round, caramel flavor of bourbon to ground it, this drink proves that cocktails can be seasonal, too.IngredientsPeach Purée1 large or 2 small ripe peaches (about 8 ounces)Ginger Syrup2 tablespoons finely grated peeled gingerAssembly2 ounces fresh lemon juiceMint sprigs and peach wedges (for serving)Recipe PreparationPeach PuréeUsing the tip of a paring knife, score an X in the bottom of peach.
Citrus-Peel Powder Recipe Add this to baked goods like biscuits or use it to rim a cocktail glass.Recipe PreparationPreheat oven to 150° or as low as it will go. Using a vegetable peeler, remove peel from fruit. Place peels in a large saucepan and pour in cold water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook 1 minute.