Chocolate

TWD: Sour Cream Chocolate Cake Cookies Go Whoopie

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Before we get into any fights and things get awkward around here, let me preface this by saying: there is nothing wrong with a cake cookie per se. Sometimes you might be craving a fluffy, soft dessert, and instead of hassling with cupcake pans and liners, you go with a cakey cookie instead. I get…

TWD: Chocolate Biscotti

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I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, and first moved down to southern California to go to college. I was adamant that northern California (or “NorCal,” for the obnoxious) was the superior side of the state, and I would never devolve into a southern California beach bum who wore cutoffs everywhere, read Us…

TWD: Brown Sugar Bundt Cake

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Back in my pre-blogging days, when I was a young idealistic lass, I thought that when I had a food blog, I would bake yummy foods and take pictures of them and write about how yummy they were. My eyes sparkled with naivete and hope. Ah, foolish youth. Instead, what I mainly write about is…

TWD: Chocolate-Orange Marbled Loaf Cake

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Ahhh it feels good to be back in the warm embrace of Tuesdays with Dorie. I’ve taken more than a few weeks off lately, and although it was necessary, it’s so nice to be back in a routine, blogging with some of my favorite people! Fun fact: this week’s recipe, a Marbled Loaf Cake, looks…

Marzipan Brownie Tart

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! To celebrate, we had this festive dessert: Okay, so it doesn’t look very festive from the outside. Actually, it looks downright plain. Homely. FRUMPY. There, I said it. But it has a surprise inside… A bright green layer of homemade pistachio marzipan! …Wait, come back.

Mini Chocolate Doughnuts

I hope this doesn’t make you uncomfortable, but I have to share. In January, we went to New York City, and I had a spiritual experience. I went here, and my life was changed forever: Prior to my trip to the Doughnut Plant, I was lukewarm on the question of doughnuts. Sure, I’d been known…

Chocolate Pot de Cremes, A Cure For the Common Plague

I am back from the brink. Hallelujah and high-fives all around! For the past two weeks I’ve been suffering from something I not-at-all melodramatically termed “the plague,” which also not-at-all resembles the actual plague, either in symptoms or severity. Nevertheless. It was gnarly. My body is recovering, my drugs are doing their job, my husband…

TWD: Chocolate Oatmeal Drops

This week’s recipe, Chocolate Oatmeal Drops, is a toughie to explain. Imagine cookies with the flavor and texture of brownies. Yum, right? Now mix in…oatmeal. It’s weird, it’s unexpected, but it actually kind of worked. Much like other unusual couplings–french fries with milkshakes, chocolate with bacon, Taylor Swift with Jake Gyllenhaal–sometimes it’s the contrasts that…

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