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February recipe – BBC GoodFood Calendar

The February recipe in the BBC GoodFood calendar was the Squidgy chocolate & pomegranate torte.  My pomegranate wasn’t tasting as it should, so what ended up on the table was just the torte itself with the ganache. I also don’t have access to a food processor at the moment, so …

Review: The Chocolate Kiss

The Chocolate Kiss by Laura Florand My rating: 4 of 5 stars I just reread this book, and completely had a chocolate craving. Especially since the hot chocolate played such an essential role in the book – almost like a character of its own. And then it snowed today. So …

Review: The Chocolate Heart

The Chocolate Heart by Laura Florand My rating: 4 of 5 stars Laura Florand is a recent discovery of mine. It’s only last month that I picked up the first book in this series, and then ended up devouring all her backlist like a madwoman. Paris, chocolate and cultural misunderstandings… …

Chocolate-talking

The problem with recommending the new chocolate sauce and mousse-filled dark chocolate bar to everyone… Is that I keep giving myself cravings. Help?

Cosmic brownies

When I posted the name of this recipe on Facebook, one of my Dutch friends said: “We call this kind of thing something completely different in the Netherlands.” The recipe comes from Macaroni & Cheesecake, They’re perfectly fudgey and chocolatey. And just right for freezing for later as well.

Incredibly tasty Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Chocolate chip cookies come from Cook’s Illustrated, who call them perfect. I have to concur. These are delicious, slightly chewy, and flat-out yummy. I didn’t have chocolate chips on hand, so I went with M&Ms. The result was a bit multicolored but that only added to the fun. I …

Recommend recipe?

When I was in London two weeks ago, I had a fantastic chocolate fondant at Côte Brasserie in Westbourne Grove. (Their steak & frites were also amazing, but I’m not quite ready to try my hand at frying things, yet.) I want to try my hands at making chocolate fondants. Can …

Milk chocolate sorbet

It may not be warm enough here for ice cream or sorbets – but it is always time for chocolate. I first saw this on Good Eats ‘n Sweet Treats; it  is part of the Tuesdays with Dorie project. Intrigued by the concept, and having a love of chocolate, I …

Chocolate and custard cupcakes

These are my mother’s chocolate cupcakes. Yummy and chocolatey, and the custard filling makes for a nice surprise inside. In my opinion, they’re also exceptional when eaten slightly frozen – when the custard is ice-cold and the chocolate is deliciously chocolatey.  I’ve actually frozen almost all of the cupcakes from …

Chocolate Dump Cake

Every now and then, I need an easy thing to throw together for unexpected visitors. This time, it was a friend of mine who is getting her PHD in Vienna, who is home for a brief time this summer. I had been offered dinner at my parents before she was …

Chocolate Raspberry Tart

The picture is really not doing this tart justice. It tasted delicious, and as I said as I was making it – there are very few ways to make this go wrong. It is chocolate and raspberries, for Heaven’s sake… I used the wrong size of mold, so the pie …