Archive for June, 2006
Adapted from recipe in Cook’s Illustrated Makes 1 13 by 9, or two 8 by 8 pans of brownies. Recipe can be halved successfully. Prep time: 45 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 F. 1 cup (8 oz/2 sticks) unsalted butter 4 oz unsweetened chocolate (Ghirardelli is a good brand) 2 cups granulated sugar 4 eggs [...]
If you’re looking for a local chocolate retreat, you will be majorly satisfied with Bizu treats. Available in the Philippines, they offer different desserts that look bite-size but definitely filling for a sweet tooth like me. My favorites are their Samba cake and cheesecakes!
Forbes featured the most expensive chocolate around the world! Topping the list is Chocopologie by Knipschildt at $2,600/ pound. For chocophiles a.k.a chocoholics, these quality chocolates are worth their price. According to Chocolate-maker Richard Donnelly, life is too short to eat cheap chocolate. “The products made by commercial companies have to last a long time, [...]
picture: gianteagle.com Do you want to know how to make chocolate fondue the easy way? Doesn’t even saying the words out loud, “Chocolate Fondue” make you want to swoon with ecstacy? I mean, really! Who wouldn’t love this decadent dessert? Forget the diet! And who says you have to wait for dessert? Treat yourself once [...]
It’s like the fairytale in desserts, when the ultimate sexy fruit finds the sweetest partner…”Chocolate covered Strawberries” God. What a breathtaking sight, of the marriage of the luscious strawberry and the creamy choco. *sigh* Technorati Tags: chocolate, strawberry, strawberry covered strawberries,gourmet chocolate,romeo,juliet
The saying may go, “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”, but what about women? It is a long standing tradition to present a woman with a box of chocolate as a romantic gesture. Is it simply because women love chocolate or does the root of this tradition go deeper? Curiosity led [...]
When Matthew Fox guested on Oprah’s show about his moving to Hawaii to tape Lost, I could not help but wish I lived in Hawaii – the exotic landscapes, marvelous beaches, and the laid back lifestyle. But when Oprah announced to the audience that everyone was to be given freebies of Chocolate-covered macadamia nuts, I [...]
Whether it may be the grocery-sold but extremely yummy Crunch, the creamy taste of a chocolate-flavored Haagen-dazs, or the most exquisite delights of Lindt and Ferrero Rocher, my love for chocolates is simply universal. It does not falter a bit.
When the Spanish first brought chocolate back to Europe, it was still being served as a beverage, but soon went through an important evolution: the chili pepper was replaced by sugar. The new, sweetened, chocolate beverage was a luxury few could afford, but by the 17th century the drink was common among European nobility. In [...]
Spoiled chocolate is a sad thing for any chocolate lover to see (and taste), as well as a serious waste of money. Like anything we love, we want the chocolate that we buy to stay good until we can enjoy it, and a quick and easy lesson in fine chocolate storage can help us make [...]