Chocolate

Passionate Baking, Three Ways

Even before I’d ever tasted passion fruit, I fell in love with the name. Growing up surrounded by boring, utilitarian fruit names (are you listening, orange?), learning that there was a fruit that broke this mold was a revelation. It belongs on a soap opera! Of course I was intensely curious about its flavor. Did…

TWD: Brrrrrownies

Oh, it has been a day. A day mostly consisting of me making like a Tasmanian devil in my kitchen, trying to get ahead on work for the candy site and a few other side projects because–dum dum DUM–we’re moving in less than 2 weeks! Aaaaaah! (Spoiler alert: the new kitchen is SO much bigger…

TWD: Tarte Noire

Forgive me, readers, for I have sinned. It has been a week since my last confession. For this week’s TWD recipe, the tres chic Tarte Noire, I confess that I did not make the ganache filling the recipe called for. Instead, I used some ganache I had left over from these Honey Truffles. The honey…

TWD: Dressy Chocolate Loafcake

This week’s TWD recipe, Dressy Chocolate Loaf Cake, got me all excited. It’s pretty much the fanciest-sounding dessert I’ve made all month. How fancy did it sound? I put on my finest petticoat and my leather kid gloves just to read the recipe. I gave myself a crink in the neck practicing holding my snooty…

TWD: Banana-Coconut Ice Cream Pie

This week’s Banana-Coconut Ice Cream Pie was a bit of an odd duck for me. I think a large part of my problem was the name. It had me expecting lush tropical flavors, but then the chocolate ice cream kind of stole the show and overwhelmed everything else. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that…)…

The Ballad of A Bad Bundt Pan

This week’s TWD recipe was Marbled Mocha-Walnut Bundt Cake. Another bundt cake? You know what this means: Liz vs. Her Bundt Pan: Ultimate Death Match VI: Bake-Off Boogaloo Remember last week when I made that Coconut Tea Cake in the bundt pan, and I whined about how my “nonstick” bundt pan was no such thing?…

THE MOUNDS BROWNIE. YES, IN ALL CAPS.

It’s April, so Coconut Month may technically be over, but that doesn’t mean I have to quit the white stuff cold turkey, does it? This past week I made a recipe I’ve been dreaming up in my head for awhile now: the Mounds Brownie. (Similar recipes may exist, but I couldn’t find one that sounded…

TWD: Kumquat-Chocolate Tart

This week’s recipe for Tuesdays with Dorie was supposed to be a chocolate raspberry tart, but I couldn’t bring myself to buy fresh raspberries this week. Not because they’re hard to find (although they are) or expensive (although they REALLY are) but because they’re out of season and that is no longer allowed. I’m currently…

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