Chocolate

Chocolate: The Exhibition, at MUZEO—A Sweet Experience

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“Chocolate is a divine, celestial drink, the sweat of the stars, the vital seed, divine nectar, the drink of the gods, panacea and universal medicine.” — Geronimo Piperni, quoted by Antonio Lavedan, surgeon in the Spanish army, 1796 Aaaah, chocolate! Only one of my all-time favorite things on the planet!  If you’re going to be […]

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Chocolate Truffle Tart with Black Sesame Brittle

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Chocolate Truffle Tart with Black Sesame Brittle Partially adapted from Abby Dodge’s Chocolate Truffle Tart Recipe Makes 12 servings For the crust: 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup ground almonds 1/3 cup cocoa powder 6 tablespoons butter, softened For the filling: 12 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped 1 cup whipping cream 2 […]

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Baked Red Velvet Mochi Mochi Donuts

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Baked Red Velvet Mochi Mochi Donuts Makes 12 donuts 2 large eggs, beaten 1/4 cup honey 2/3 cup milk 2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar 1 1/3 cup mochiko (sweet rice flour)* 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup cocoa powder 2 teaspoons baking powder 3 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled slightly 2 teaspoons red food coloring […]

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Dark Chocolate Strawberry Cookie Sandwiches for Valentine’s Day

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Because I am determined not to let you find me with glazed eyes lying motionless on my kitchen floor come February 15th, I’ve been thinking of some ways to cut back on sugar overload between now and Valentine’s Day (less than two weeks away!).  Today I’m sharing a recipe for little chocolate sandwich cookies—white chocolate […]

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Fudge & Banana Custard Pie

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Fudge & Banana Custard Pie Custard recipe adapted from Cooks.com Makes one 9-inch pie, about 8 — 10 servings For the almond crust: 2/3 cup all-purpose flour ½ cup granulated sugar ½ cup ground almonds 6 tablespoons butter, softened 1/3 cup powdered milk For the sweetened condensed milk custard: 1 2/3 cups water 3 tablespoons […]

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Chocolate Truffle Tart

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I know I promised you guys a post about sushi-su and sushi rice, but you’re going to have to wait until next week for that!  I’m about to leave for Camp Blogaway Food Blogger Conference and I’m busy double checking to make sure that I didn’t forget important things like my toothbrush and Deadly Chocolate […]

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Momofuku Milk Bar’s Compost Cookies & Hinamatsuri Notecards

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Momofuku Milk Bar’s Compost Cookies Recipe by Christina Tosi (Courtesy of The Amateur Gourmet and Regis & Kelly) Makes 15 6-ounce cookies 8 ounces (1 cup) butter 1 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed 1 tablespoon light corn syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 large eggs 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 […]

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Pavlova With Nutella Mousse

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Pavlova With Nutella Mousse Makes 6 large servings or 12 small servings For meringue: 1 cup superfine granulated sugar 1 tablespoon cornstarch 3 large egg whites at room temperature for 30 minutes pinch of salt 3 tablespoons cold water 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar For Nutella mousse: 1 jar of Nutella (13.25 ounces/375 grams) 8 […]

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Super Bowl Chocolate Crunchie Munchies

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Add this recipe to ZipList! Super Bowl Chocolate Crunchie Munchies Adapted from Dorie Greenspan’s recipe Makes 2 – 3 dozen pieces (depending on how big you make them!) 1/2 cup roasted and salted cashews 1/2 cup craisins (dried cranberries) 1/4 cup shredded coconut 1 cup crispy rice cereal 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips or 6 […]

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Warming Up With Cioccolata Calda (Italian Hot Chocolate)

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We are currently in Utah enjoying spending time with family.  It has been snowy and cold the whole time we’ve been here, which I guess is to be expected, since it is winter. But I must say that living in Southern California for the past year and a half has turned me into a total […]

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