Category Archives: Chocolate

Flourless Blueberry Chocolate Cake

Flourless Blueberry Chocolate Cake

Chocolate is such a versatile ingredient that it can be paired with just about anything. It is probably most often paired with oranges and raspberries in baked goods, as both of these fruits have a sweet-tart flavor the contrasts nicely with the richness of the chocolate. They’re classics, but they’re not the only fruit that you can add to a chocolate dessert. ThisĀ Flourless Blueberry Chocolate ... Read More »

Easy Blender Dark Chocolate Pots de Creme

Easy Blender Dark Chocolate Pots de Creme

Pots de creme are an elegant French dessert, a custard that is somewhere between pudding and creme brulee in texture. Traditionally, the recipes call for cooking the custard in a water bath in the oven to ensure a smooth, silky texture. The water bath is what causes many people to skip making this lovely dessert altogether, as the can be a bit of a hassle ... Read More »

Champagne White Chocolate Truffles

Champagne White Chocolate Truffles

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and that means that I, for one, start taking chocolate a little more seriously than I do other times of the year. Chocolate is practically synonymous with Valentine’s Day and a gift of homemade chocolate is a wonderful way to show someone that you care. Chocolate truffles are always a good choice because they are straightforward to make and don’t ... Read More »

Mexican Chocolate Biscotti

Mexican Chocolate Biscotti

Mexican chocolate is an ingredient that I keep in my pantry so that I can make amazing hot chocolate any time that I get the urge. The chocolate is sold in thick tablets and has a unique texture and flavor that sets it apart from other types of chocolate. Mexican chocolate is made with sugar, cacao nibs and cinnamon, which gives it a little spice. ... Read More »

Peppermint Mocha Snowball Cookies

Peppermint Mocha Snowball Cookies

Snowball cookies are a great cookie to make during the winter because their look really fits the season, even if you don’t live somewhere where it snows. Snowball cookies are always covered in a layer of confectioners’ sugar that makes them resemble snowballs – hence the name – but they can come in a wide variety of flavors and colors. These Peppermint Mocha Snowball Cookies ... Read More »

Chocolate Pretzel Cookies

Chocolate Pretzel Cookies

Visiting my Grandmother’s house during the holidays as a kid, I always searched the kitchen for a tin containing Danish butter cookies. These buttery shortbread cookies were a treat that never seemed to appear in my house. I liked the sugar-topped pretzels the best. Big sugar crystals, buttery cookie, melt-in-your-mouth texture – what’s not to love? I’ve made my own version of these cookies before ... Read More »

Fudgy Fernet Branca Brownies

Chocolate Mint Brownies with Frenet Branca

Fernet Branca is a type of amaro – a bitter Italian herbal liqueur – that was invented in 1845. The liqueur is complex, with 27 secret ingredients that go into it to give it its unique flavor. It is hard to describe what it tastes like because it is so complex, but I can say that it is reminiscent of cough syrup, with a very ... Read More »

White Chocolate Cream Pie

Vanilla Bean White Chocolate Cream Pie

Chocolate cream pie is an indulgent choice for dessert any time of the year. Made with plenty of chocolate, the filling can range from milk chocolate to dark chocolate to suit the preferences of the chef. As a white chocolate fan (I like all chocolates, really), I find that white chocolate gets overlooked when it can make an amazing chocolate cream pie. This vanilla-infused White ... Read More »

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