Amazingly Easy Devil’s Food Cake

I’ve been trying to make an effort recently to make some of the recipes I’ve been pinning to my recipes to try pinboard.  That way I can either move them to my recipes tried and loved pinboard for keeps, or remove them.  The other night, I decided to try a recipe for making a boxed Read More …

Amaretto-Chocolate Cream Truffles

This recipe for Chocolate-Dipped Truffles with Amaretto-Chocolate Cream Centers comes to you from the Nov. 1979 issue of Cuisine.  The recipe makes about 3 dozen. Ingredients: 1 cup whipping cream 10 oz. semisweet chocolate, finely chopped 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces 1/4 cup amaretto 1/8 teaspoon almond extract 2 oz. milk chocolate Read More …

Almond-Chocolate Cream Truffles

This recipe for Almond-Chocolate Cream Truffles comes from the Nov. 1979 edition of Cuisine Magazine. It makes 4 1/2 dozen truffles. Ingredients: 1 cup whipping cream 10 oz. semisweet chocolate, finely chopped 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces 1-1/4 cups coarsely chopped toasted unblanched almonds (about 6 oz.) 1 to 1-1/2 pounds semisweet Read More …

Tempering Chocolate

Tempering chocolate is taking real chocolate, such as eating chocolate and preparing it for use.  There is no need to temper chocolate if you will be using it for baking, but in cases where you will be using it as a decorative garnish, or as a coating, it is highly recommended that you temper your Read More …

What kind of Chocolate?

I’m always getting questions about the types of chocolate I use in my baking and finding myself telling people that they should try a different type of chocolate for theirs – so today, I’d like to talk to you about the different types of chocolate you can use. Chocolate by Cocoa Content Most chocolates are Read More …

Double-Dutch Chocolate Holiday Cookies

This recipe for chocolate-y cookies originally comes from the December 2011 Taste of Home publication, Gifts in a Jar.  I love recipe in a jar cookies, because I can prep cookies and display them in a pretty jar until I’m ready to make them.  Now, that being said, there’s no reason that you have to Read More …

Chocolate Orange Cake

This recipe is from the Spring 2008 Betty Crocker Super Moist Cakes publication – which means it starts with a boxed cake mix and is super easy.  It’s also a great place to garnish with those candied citrus slices from the Martha Stewart’s Pies and Tarts book. Cake Ingredients: 1 box Betty Crocker Supermoist devil’s Read More …

Petit Pain au Chocolate

My recipe for Petit Pain au Chocolate (read small bread with chocolate) comes from the KitchenAid recipe collection.  It makes 8 sweet rolls with chocolate centers. Ingredients: 3 – 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 package (1/4 oz) active dry yeast 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup plus 1 ablespoon milk, divided Read More …