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Hint of Mint Chocolate Brownie Cookies with Walnuts

Mint Chocolate Brownie Cookies with Walnuts

Mint and chocolate is a winning combination, but mint can be a tricky ingredient to work with. This is because it has such a strong flavor that it can easily overwhelm the other elements in a recipe. One solution is to cut back slightly on the mint and to pair it with other strong flavors – like dark chocolate or cocoa – so that you ... Read More »

Homemade Rocky Road Ice Cream

Homemade Rocky Road Ice Cream

Rocky Road ice cream is a flavor with a great story behind it. It was created in March of 1929 by ice cream makers Joseph Edy and William Dreyer, who put marshmallows and walnuts into chocolate ice cream. After the big Stock Market Crash in December of 1929 (which started the Great Depression), the partners gave the flavor it’s current name – Rocky Road – ... Read More »

What is ganache?

Bowl o' chocolate

Ganache is a word that gets tossed around a lot in cookbooks and on dessert menus, and while it is easy to figure out that it has something to do with chocolate, what makes this particular kind of chocolate a ganache is often a little less clear. Ganache is a mixture of melted chocolate and cream that can be used as a glaze for pastries ... Read More »

Giant Chocolate Bar Cake Mold

Giant Chocolate Bar Cake Mold

This Giant Chocolate Bar Cake Mold isn’t the first time that I’ve seen a baking pan that looks like a giant block of chocolate, but it is still a great look for a pan and a fun idea for chocolate lovers. Unlike previous chocolate bar pans I’ve seen, this one is silicone. Silicone bakeware is known for its nonstick properties, virtually guaranteeing that your cake ... Read More »

Classic Chocolate Cream Pie

Chocolate Cream Pie

Chocolate cream pie is a pie for chocolate lovers. Most chocolate cream pies have a pudding-like chocolate filling that is made on the stovetop and poured into a prebaked pie crust. The pies are easy to make, but are subject to a huge amount of variation. Some actually are filled with pudding, rendering them very difficult to slice and making the crusts soggy. Some are ... Read More »

Chocolate Revel Bars

Chocolate Revel Bars

Brownies are the most common chocolate bar cookie out there, and unless you’re throwing chocolate chips into some cookie dough that you’re going to bake into bar cookies, you’re probably going to turn to baking a batch of brownies when you’re looking for a chocolate baked good fix in bar form. I say “probably” because a batch of Chocolate Revel Bars should be right up ... Read More »

Small Batch Baking for Chocolate Lovers giveaway!

Small Batch Baking for Chocolate Lovers

Not sure what to get Mom for Mother’s Day? A copy of Small Batch Baking for Chocolate Lovers might be just the thing. This cookbook features 150 chocolate recipes that have all been scaled down to meet the needs (and treat the tastebuds) of bakers who don’t need 4 dozen cookies or a whole 9-inch layer cake every time they want to bake something. Most ... Read More »

What does “percent cacao” mean?

61% Percent Cacao Chocolate

Just a few years ago, it seemed like chocolate was chocolate, and while some were better than others, they were all labeled the same. Seemingly overnight, numbers started to appear on chocolate packaging and we suddenly had a way to separate one chocolate easily from another. What does the “percent cacao” or “cacao content” on chocolate packaging refer to? The “percent cacao” refers to the ... Read More »

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