Makes about 72
Vegetable oil cooking spray
4 sticks of unsalted butter, chopped into pieces
8 ounces unsweetened dark chocolate, chopped into pieces
1¾ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
½ teaspoon salt
3¾ cups granulated sugar
8 large eggs
1 cup crushed walnut pieces
Special Equipment: mini-muffin tins and mini wax paper liners
Makes 1 – 9 inch cake
¾ cup graham-cracker crumbs, fine (about 8 double crackers)
1 cup plus 6 tablespoons sugar, divided
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2½ pounds cream cheese, room temperature
3 tablespoons cake flour
¾ cup grade A medium amber maple syrup, divided
2 egg yolks
¼ cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon cornstarch
4 ounces walnut halves (about 1 cup)
2 lbs. parsnips, pared, and sliced into thin strips
2-3 tablespoons fresh minced rosemary leaves
2-3 tablespoons good green olive oil
½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
VARIATION – Sprinkle 4 tablespoons shredded Parmesan Cheese over the top of the parsnips before they are place in the oven.
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