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Nestle Tollhouse Dark Chocolate & Mint Morsels, Reviewed

Tollhouse Dark Choc & Mint Morsels

I always like seeing a bag of limited edition chocolate chips pop up on grocer store shelves around the holidays, and seeing Nestle’s seasonal Tollhouse Dark Chocolate & Mint Morsels was no exception. Flavored chips promise a little departure from standard chocolate chips in a form that is just as easy to incorporate into a cake or cookie dough. The problem is that not all ... Read More »

How to melt chocolate

Melted Chocolate

There are many recipes out there that call for melted chocolate, from brownies to cakes. Melted chocolate might not sound like a tricky ingredient, but it actually can be and is a place where many would be brownie-bakers run into problems. This is because chocolate tends to hold its shape as it melts (because the cocoa butter melts and the cocoa solids don’t), so unlike ... Read More »

Chewy Salted Pecan and Chocolate Chip Squares

Chewy Pecan Bars

There are some recipes that I’ve tried out thinking that they won’t really work out, when it seems like they’re missing an ingredient or the instructions are very strange. Sometimes, they really are missing an ingredient, but other times, the recipes really surprise me and Maida Heatter’s Pecan Chews, from Maida Heatter’s Great Cookies, fell into this category the first time I tried them years ... Read More »

Guittard Choc au Lait Chips, reviewed

Choc Au Lait Chips

Just as not all chocolates are created equal, neither are all white chocolates. White chocolate chips should be made with cocoa butter to give them that creamy, melt-in-your-mouth texture that all chocolates should have and they should also be made with a good amount of milk and vanilla for flavoring. A good white chocolate chip should taste like cream and vanilla, should melt smoothly and ... Read More »

Coffee Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Coffee Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

As much as I enjoy cookies and milk, I have to admit that I tend to lean towards cookies and coffee. I tend to drink more coffee than milk, although I do put steamed milk into my coffee when I’m making lattes and such, and it’s hard to beat the way that hot coffee can soak into a dunked cookie – especially when chocolate chips ... Read More »

See’s Semisweet Chocolate Chips, reviewed

See's Semisweet Chocolate Chips

See’s Candy is known for lots of delicious confections, but they are not known for having a wide variety of chocolates that can be used in baking, unlike many other candy companies. I suppose that you could try cutting up their buttercreams and stirring them into a cake, if you really wanted to give it a go. A better alternative would be to try using ... Read More »

CI’s chocolate chip taste test

In the May/June 2009 issue of Cook’s Illustrated, the magazine staff took on the challenge of rating various brands of chocolate chips to try and find the very best for making chocolate chips cookies. In the test, they looked for brands that had a good chocolate flavor and a good amount of cocoa butter in them. Many brands of chocolate chips – especially when you ... Read More »

By Cracky Bars

By Cracky Bars

“By cracky!” is one of those great, old-timey phrases that you don’t hear too much any more. Although if you have some older relatives it might come out once in a while in place of “by golly” or “by gosh” (or some similar euphemism). And, you might start hearing it around the kitchen if you add these to your repertoire because they’re By Cracky Bars! ... Read More »

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