Category Archives: Chocolate

Sub-Zero Weather and a Baumkuchen

Our January Baker’s Challenge is in the books!  It’s Baumkuchen (pron “bahm koo chen”) which translates into “tree cake” in German. We get the alliteration because this culinary delicacy honestly looks like a cross-sectional cut of an ancient tree. That is…the many layers of cake look like the rings on a tree.  The end result …

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Drop Dead Delish Brownies & A Reason For Science Experiments

We finally found a reason to use a cake mix. You read that correctly….a cake mix…from a Box!  Usually we strongly advocate against the consumption of sweet treats from a cardboard container because of the abject inferior flavor.  But, in this instance (and probably ONLY this instance) we recommend you use a really chocolatey cake …

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Baby It’s Cold Outside!!!

So – make it warm inside. Is there anything better than good old-fashioned hot cocoa when Mr. Jack Frost is nipping?  We don’t think so – and we love, Love, LOVE hot cocoa made from milk, sugar and cocoa – of course – with our special twist. There really isn’t a recipe for this – …

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The Nitty Gritty Details of Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate

This time of year when people try their hand at chocolates to give as a gift, we are asked all manner of questions about chocolate work. Many of the questions are the same, so hopefully this blog will help you in your quest for Christmas goodies as well. Bark or real chocolate  for dipping?   The …

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