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Pepita Mexican Chocolate Cake

Pepita Mexican Chocolate Cake

My kitchen has been overflowing with pepitas – a.k.a. pumpkin seeds – for the past few weeks and I’ve enjoyed experimenting with new ways to enjoy these tasty seeds. It’s easy to incorporate them into a bread or a batch of cookies, but Rick Bayless’s Pepita-Mexican Chocolate Cake grinds them into a fine flour for use in a unique and delicious cake recipe. I first ... Read More »

Reduced Guilt Mexican Chocolate Brownie Pie

Reduced Calorie Chocolate Brownie Pie

  I’m not one to shy away from sweet desserts and most of my recipes use sugar, honey or maple syrup as sweeteners. There are times – such as when I am cooking for family members who prefer a lower calorie dessert, or if I simply want a “reduced guilt” option after dinner – when I work with recipes where I can swap out a few ingredients so ... Read More »

Chocolate Cinnamon Chess Pie

Chocolate Cinnamon Chess Pie

Chess pie is a classic Southern custard pie. The filling is made with a mixture of eggs, butter and sugar, usually with a bit of cornmeal added to it. The ingredients in the filling vary from pie to pie, but chess pies are usually a bit denser and richer than some other custard pies that use a lot more dairy in the base. Chess pies ... Read More »

What is piloncillo?

Piloncillo, grated

Piloncillo is an unrefined Mexican sugar that is made from cane sugar made from boiling and evaporating cane juice. Piloncillo is the most common name for this type of sugar in Mexico, but the is also known as panocha or panela in other Latin and Central American countries. It can be found pressed into blocks or rounds, as well as cones, at Mexican markets. This ... Read More »

Spiced Chocolate Biscotti

Mexican Spice Biscotti

I love having biscotti with my coffee. The hard, crunchy cookies are perfect for dipping in a hot cup of coffee or a latte, and they usually come in flavors that are very complimentary to coffee, as well. I like to make my own biscotti, of course, but I also pick them up when I am out having coffee at a coffee shop. I have ... Read More »

What is Ibarra chocolate?

Ibarra Chocolate

Ibarra is a brand of Mexican table chocolate that is one of the most well know, and most widely available brands of Mexican chocolate. Ibarra chocolate is sold in thick, octaganal tablets and is made with sugar, cacao nibs, lecithin and cinnamon flavoring, which gives it a little spice. The most unusual thing bout this chocolate is that it has a gritty texture, thanks to ... Read More »

Chuao Chocolatier Spicy Maya Brownie Mix, reviewed

Spicy Maya Brownie Mix from Chuao Chocolatier

Cake and brownie mixes can offer a lot of convenience when you need a foolproof treat quickly, and it’s not a bad idea to keep one in the back of your pantry. I’m usually a little more interested in seeing how upscale brownie mixes compare both to homemade and other box mixes, since I’ve been seeing more and more chocolate makers branch out into brownie ... Read More »

Mexican Chocolate Brownies

Mexican Chocolate Brownies

Mexican chocolate can refer to several types of chocolate, including a hot chocolate drink, but all of these chocolates have one thing in common: they’re spicy. Mexican chocolate, in just about every form, is flavored with a variety of spices. Cinnamon is always present and some variations use ground chilis to add some heat to the mix. I like these spicy chocolates (especially when served ... Read More »

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