THE Chocolate Making Post – Part 2

February 12, 2014

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Truffles - champagne and champagne cocktail - death in the afternoon.

So you made it through the last chocolate post, but now you’re wondering, “what kind of chocolate should I use, if not chocolate chips?”  When I say don’t use chocolate chips, I mean tollhouse, etc – meant for cookie making.  You can use Pistoles – which are the flat round, or sometimes oblong, pieces of temper […]

THE Chocolate Making Post

February 11, 2014

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9 Assorted Chocolates

There are a few types of chocolate filling – ganache (butter and cream based), sugar based fillings, nut based fillings, etc.  Below is a recipe for butter ganache… which has the best texture in my opinion, and keeps really well.  Use good butter.  It is also key to use liquid sweetener, as the sweetener doesn’t […]

Corn Ice Cream

August 6, 2013

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Corn Ice Cream with Peaches and Raspberries

I haven’t posted recipes in a while since I find myself less inspired lately, and not reading a lot of blogs since the demise of google reader.  But there are lots of awesome things at the farmers market. -1.0 setup and necessary objects Buy at least 4 ears of sweet corn Have an ice cream maker […]

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Biscotti w/ walnuts

May 20, 2013

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Chocolate Biscotti

Pre-heat the oven to 375° F These biscotti are chocolate, with espresso (moka-pot espresso), and chocolate chips, buts are optional). Prep 2 sheet pans, with parchment. 1.0 Chocolate Chocolate Chip Biscotti   Ingredients: 3 Cups       ________________ All-Purpose Flour~375 grams 1 Cup  ________________ Sugar 1 tsp   ________________ Baking Powder (aka BP) 1⁄3 Cup  […]

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Gluten Free Croissants

April 19, 2013

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Gluten Free Croissant

Croissants are possibly my favorite thing.  I use a base recipe from Jacques Torres (from Dessert Circus) – but have tweaked things slightly over the years I’ve been making them.  (I’m trying out the Tartine SF croissant recipe from their bread book right now – it’s breadier than I like my viennoiserie). A friend asked […]

Dairy Free Chocolate Cookies with Coconut Oil

April 13, 2013

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Chocolate Cookies - so good you don't even notice they are dairy free.

Pre-heat the oven to 375° F Prep 2 sheet pans, with parchment. 1.0 Chocolate Cookies, Dairy Free Ingredients: 103 grams (~ 3⁄4 Cups + 1 TBSP)    _______ All-Purpose Flour 1⁄4 tsp  __________________________ Baking Powder (aka BP) 10 grams (~2 TBSP)   ________________ Cocoa Powder (not dutch) 1⁄4 tsp  __________________________ salt 280 grams _______________________ dark chocolate, melted […]

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