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The book: Cooking Light Global Kitchen: The World’s Most Delicious Food Made Easy, by David Joachim (Oxmoor House, $29.95 – here’s my complete review)
The recipe: Chocolate baklava
Why I tried it: To be honest, I think it was just because I already had the phyllo in the freezer, as well as a wide selection of nuts. It’s possible I also wanted an excuse to buy some Nutella, which for me falls firmly in the want-to rather than the have-to shopping-list category.
Why I loved it: I like baklava, but I’ve never been an addict. This recipe changed everything. The baklava looked perfectly OK when it went into the oven. But when it came out: Oh. My. God. Those crumbly layers of glistening phyllo. That subtle crunch. The chocolate. The butter!!
I made this recipe twice. The…
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