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 I used my blender to… Continue reading February recipe – BBC GoodFood Calendar
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 I felt like I had… Continue reading Review: The Chocolate Kiss
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… – what’s not to love?… Continue reading Review: The Chocolate Heart
The problem with recommending the new chocolate sauce and mousse-filled dark chocolate bar to everyone… Is that I keep giving myself cravings. Help?
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.
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 had to take two aside… Continue reading Incredibly tasty Chocolate Chip Cookies
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 anyone recommend a recipe, or… Continue reading Recommend recipe?
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 rummaged through my cupboards and… Continue reading Milk chocolate sorbet
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 this batch – it stops… Continue reading Chocolate and custard cupcakes