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Posts Tagged ‘chocolate’

Chocolate Cinnamon Buttermilk Cupcakes

Or should I call them “chocolate and cassia cupcakes?” What I always thought of as cinnamon apparently is not as it seems. Why is food so tricky? Remember what I found out about currants? “Ceylon” or “true” cinnamon comes from the bark of the cinnamon tree, originated in Sri Lanka and is the type of […]

Chocolate Pudding Without A Packet

Chocolate pudding is a wonderful comfort food that few people make for themselves anymore. That’s such a shame because it is really easy, tasty and satisfying to make at home. I know what you are thinking, why bother making pudding from scratch when I can dump and stir from a packet without any cooking at […]

Double Chocolate Cookies

Somewhere along our enlightened path of whole grains and health-conscious cooking, we took a detour. A very rich, very chocolatey, and very satisfying detour. There’s not much to say about these double chocolate cookies. No lengthy cultural or culinary background (see, e.g. gefilte fish, char siu bao). No romantic-ish anecdote about where the recipe comes […]

Chocolate and Cinnamon – A Warm and Winning Combination

The ancient Maya were on to something when they combined chocolate with spices. They knew that chocolate was delicious on it’s own but when combined with the heat of chiles or cinnamon it really sings. An easy way to try spiced chocolate is to add a little cinnamon to your next chocolate dessert recipe. Together […]

Review: Vosges Aztec Elixir Couture Cocoa

Valentine’s Day is less than two weeks away. Do you know what you’re getting for your honey? I hate to be a stereotype, but I do like my chocolate. And if your honey does, too, drinking chocolate might be something worth considering. It’s not that expensive — typically less than $20 for 8 oz., which […]

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