Posts Tagged ‘dark chocolate’

Mini Brioches Filled With Chocolate Truffle

In Bread, Chocolate, Desserts on October 24, 2008 at 1:23 am

Brioche is a very rich eggy bread, in the fine line between bread and sweet yeast cake. This is not very sweet, but the texture us so rich, and full of rich butter flavot (but not greasy!), that you will find yourself ignoring all the calories, and eating one after the other.

You may think that the brioche dough may be time consuming and hard to make, but, in fact, the mixer does all of your hard work, and after one night in the fridge, the dough is very easy to work with.

The thing that may be time consuming is making the chocolate truffles, but you can easily replace them with easier fillings like jam or Nutella spread.

Note: The recipe does not call for any liquids except the yolks. When I made the dough it did not form into a ball, but remained crumbly. I added about 1\4 cup of water, until the dough was a little sticky. I suggest that you make the recipe as it is, and if you see that you need to add liquids, add them, but do it slowly, just until you get a dough at the right texture.

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Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies

In Chocolate, Desserts on September 20, 2008 at 1:22 pm

This is supposed to be quite famous chocolate chip cookies recipe, I think. I was looking for a chocolate chip cookie that contains light brown sugar, and I fund this one.

The cookies looked a bit different from other recipes as they came out of the oven- they were more plumpy, and not quite flat as the others . Besides their looks, their taste was good and not too sweet. Actually, they were very delicate. Overall, this is a good recipe, and not a complicated one.

I don`t remember if I wrote it before, but there is a nice trick for making the cookies look “richer”, and it applies to all the cookies that have supplements (like chocolate chip and nuts)- after done making the cookie dough, put only half of the  supplements amount in the batter. after placing the cookie on the pan, sprinkle with what is left from the supplements and bake. By making this, you will get a richer looking cookies, and certainly more impressive looking ones.

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Dark and White Chocolate Mousse Cake

In Chocolate, Desserts on August 30, 2008 at 1:06 pm

This is the cake that I made for my brother, before he left to his (very) long trip overseas.
Oddly enough, this is the only mousse cake that I made for my brother that came out decent looking! You see, every time I tried to make him a nice cake for any special occasion, something would do wrong (well, kind of…), so I’m happy that it turned out ok this time.

Now, as for the cake- This is not the simplest cake, but it is not hard to make as you may think. Yes, it takes some time, but believe me, it is so worth it, this is THE cake if you want to impress someone, and the taste is really good as well.

So, if you have some kind of special occasion that requires a nice looking (and nice tasting…) cake, give this one a chance.

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