I took mini chocolate croissants out of the oven, let them cool briefly, and then dashed out the door with them to go pick up my kids at school. The smell of warm bittersweet chocolate was killing me as the aroma concentrated inside my car. I imagined how excited my kids would be when they were greeted by this bakery scent. Then I patted myself on the back and said to myself, “You rock.” I couldn’t think of anything more awesome than greeting them with pastries just out of oven.
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Dessert should taste delicious. It is what it is– a treat. I don’t like desserts that you have to qualify: “Well, it’s, uh, pretty good for a healthy dessert.” That just won’t do for me.
Recently, I brought this simple, rustic apple crisp to dinner at my friend’s house. It just doesn’t seem like a healthier dessert because the natural flavors shine through.
I just had to have the rugelach recipe. So I bugged my friend, and she called her grandma right on the spot. With baby in one hand, my friend wrote down the recipe with the other. What we got was a list of ingredients and cursory directions, basically a vague outline of what to do. Hum, I thought, how was I going to make that?
This year I have an outstanding edition to our usual Passover menu– Flourless Nutella Chocolate Cake. This chocolate cake recipe is the best cake I have ever made. It’s flourless, so it’s perfect for Passover. But don’t just serve it once a year. This cake is an impressive finish to any dinner party. What’s amazing about this cake is the texture. My friend Jody called it “Nutella cloud fluff.” The cake has a surprisingly light and smooth texture that I just want to savor. My family is going to flip when they taste it.
I have been on the hunt for a great Passover macaroon recipe. I let a room full of friends be my taste-testers, and this chocolate macaroon came up the winner. The cookie is moist, chewy, and a wonderful showcase for chocolate. This chocolate macaroon is a holiday treat that I look forward to sharing with […]
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