Archive for the ‘Chocolate’ Category

Baileys Chocolate Mousse

September 20th, 2014 | Chocolate, Desserts, Pastry, Vegetarian | Christi | 1 Comment

Baileys Chocolate Mousse 2 cups chilled heavy cream 4 large egg yolks 3 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon Baileys liqueur 7 oz fine-quality bittersweet chocolate (not unsweetened), chopped Garnish optional: lightly sweetened whipped cream Special equipment: an instant-read thermometer Heat 3/4 cup cream in a 1-quart heavy saucepan until hot. Whisk together yolks, sugar, and a pinch […]

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Quick and Easy Chocolate Cupcakes

June 6th, 2014 | Cake, Chocolate, Desserts, Vegetarian | Christi | No Comments

When given a choice in desserts, I usually go for fruit or vanilla flavored delicacies. When I do get a chocolate craving, these are great to have around. They are not the deep chocolate brownie type, but a light cocoa-coffee flavored cake with a light crumb. Dust with powdered sugar and enjoy with a mug […]

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Tuxedo Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

September 15th, 2011 | Chocolate, Desserts, Fruit, Quick, Vegetarian | Christi | No Comments

These are chocolate-covered strawberries to the max! Perfect for your next event, birthday, or weddings! Or heck, make them for a romantic evening with your boo-boo. Super easy to make, and quick to boot. These little guys should be made not more than a day in advance, as the berries can start getting a little sad […]

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Chocolate-Covered Cream Puffs

August 7th, 2011 | Chocolate, Cookies, Desserts, Pastry, Vegetarian | Christi | 3 Comments

Cream puffs, profiteroles, pate a Choux…they all sound so distinguished. Fancy dancy, which can mean disaster in my kitchen. Thankfully with a bit of patience and a watchful eye, these babies will be popping out of your oven in no time. Cool them completely before filling with cream. You can also use pastry cream, if you wish. […]

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Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies

December 6th, 2010 | Chocolate, Cookies, Desserts, Quick, Vegetarian | Christi | 4 Comments

I grew up in Southern California. I still whine every time the temperature drops below 70, and run under the blankies whenever there is a rainstorm. But don’t get me wrong, I’m a winter idealist. I love the thought of merry snowmen, sledding children, and hot chocolate on the porch where you can see your […]

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Chocolate Glazed Donuts

October 8th, 2010 | Bread, Chocolate, Desserts, Pastry, Vegetarian | Christi | 12 Comments

This morning I sniffed the air and it smelled like crisp fall leaves. The seasons are changing and the holidays are coming! Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. I love making fall-inspired, holiday dishes, so stop by again soon! For now, let’s celebrate the turning of the seasons with some yeasted donuts. These are nice […]

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Coconut Chocolate Chunk Blondies

October 5th, 2010 | Chocolate, Cookies, Desserts, Pastry, Quick, Vegetarian | Christi | 3 Comments

Brownies are great. For a while. Amazingly enough, it is possible to get a wee bit tired of the fudgey chocolaty dark squares. Enter blondies. Made with brown sugar, these beauties yield a butterscotch and caramel combination that is irresistible.  Especially if you’re a chocolate and coconut fan. They’re great to wrap up and give […]

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Black and White Pudding Shots

September 9th, 2010 | Chocolate, Desserts, Vegetarian | Christi | 5 Comments

I’m not much of a drinker. When you hear words like “tequila”, “wine”, and “vodka” come out of my mouth, it’s usually in unison with a recipe. The funny thing is, I adore cute little shot glasses. I want to horde multitudes of them in my cupboard but falter when I remember they would serve […]

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Reeses Macarons

July 13th, 2010 | Chocolate, Desserts, Pastry, Vegetarian | Christi | 13 Comments

Picture this. Lightly nutty, almond-scented macarons. You bite down into the chewy, slightly crisp shells. A burst of peanutty chocolate ganache oozes out onto your tongue, instantly combining the wonders of French pastry with the comfort of all-American candy.

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Boston Creme Cakelettes

June 8th, 2010 | Cake, Chocolate, Desserts, Pastry, Vegetarian | Christi | 15 Comments

Happy 100th post! Wow, how did those numbers get so high so fast? Did I really write that much? And what on earth did I say for 100 posts? Baffling.

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