Archive for the 'Dessert' Category

SHF Zebra-striped Chocolate Swirl Smores

Friday, January 19th, 2007

It’s Sugar High Friday #27 with David Lebovitz as round up host. With the SHF theme of “Chocolate Brand” this recipe uses Ah!laska brand Baker’s Cocoa in the marshmallows, and Ghirardelli White Chocolate. Amidst our delayed arrival from New Orleans I realized, I’ve been chocolate deprived. Distracted by oysters and cocktails, and having dessert for [...]

Rice Krispie Treat Mods

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

Rice Krispie Treats were my theme for goodies to bring into the holiday party we just had at work. As I descended into the depths of this latest cold (and accompanying foggy head syndrome), I found myself coming up with all sorts of great ideas for modification to this American classic dessert. Stopping short at [...]

the Often Maligned Chocolate Pudding

Sunday, December 10th, 2006

In the times of being a child, the one who brought a precious pudding cup to school in their lunch bag was more than likely the target of horrible lunch time teasing. I’m lucky in that this was the extent of my tumultuous childhood conflicts; endure the teasing of eating something that resembled a bodily [...]

Strawberry Balsamic Truffles

Friday, November 24th, 2006

In honor of Sugar High Friday, I got back into truffle making. In a twist of great timing, the Dec Bon Appetit issue has an inspiring article on truffle making featuring Katrina Markoff of Vosges Chocolates. Not only does she have some fun flavor combinations, but she is pictured coating her truffles in tempered chocolate, [...]

Coconut Pecan Chocolate Drops

Sunday, October 8th, 2006

I’m curious about something… could you do a quick household survey for me? Do you like coconut? What about the rest of your household? Now, do you see any sort of correlation between gender and coconut preference? Just wondering as I seem to have formed a culinary prejudice over the years that women like coconut, [...]

Chocolate Cashew Rice Crispy Treats

Sunday, July 2nd, 2006

Sweets encountered a co-worker buying an afternoon treat from a vending machine. This co-worker was under the impression that Rice Krispee Treats came from coin eating machines… from a machine I tell you! Sweets took this as an opportunity to show off our mad cooking skillz and brought home marshmallows and a box of cereal. [...]

Brownie Variations- Chili Almond

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

Last weekend we had our friends from Japan over. They will be hosting us on our upcoming trip to Shikoku in August, so this visit was a fun quick reminder in the midst of our planning that Japan is almost here! After closing down the local brew pub, we made our way on a beer [...]

Alice Medrich’s Melting Chocolate Meringues

Tuesday, June 13th, 2006

The online food forum, eGullet recently put forth the postulation that the average cookbook will only have 7 recipes make its way to its owners table. Fondling my newest cookbook, Alice Medrich’s Bittersweet, I can count off three recipes I’ve made in the last two weeks, and I can easily think of four more that [...]

Chocolate Peppermint Polka Dot Biscotti

Friday, May 12th, 2006

Every time I snack on a chocolate mint goodie I get swept away with what an earth-shattering good flavor set that is! From gelato to cookies, this is a relationship that is tried and true, but I don’t seem to cook up these flavors too often. This hard, dunk-worthy biscotti came out as a perfect [...]

How to Make Sweet Sushi

Sunday, April 9th, 2006

My desire to make fake sushi has been rolling around my head for quite sometime. My first output was to make it with clay- a project that was fun, but got consumed up when it came to rice making… which is a hint as to how my compulsions play out! This project isn’t very easy [...]