Espresso Cake (recipe)

Mmm Mmm Mmm. Can you believe that this is my first entry to Sugar High Friday for the year? I don’t know what’s taken me so long! πŸ™‚ But look at this cake, I think it was worth the wait πŸ™‚ This time around Domestic…

Fudgy Chocolate Cake ‘Brownies’ (recipe)

Fudgy Chocolate Cake ‘Brownies’ (recipe)

Oooh a brownie challenge, just the thing for me to inaugarate my new camera! πŸ™‚ I adore brownies , and I don’t make them often enough, so taking part in Brownie Babe of the Month was a no-brainer πŸ™‚ Although there are now dozens of…

BBM 2.0 – Jacques Pure Chocolate Hagelslag Granules

This was the last item in my Blogging by Mail package. I bet you thought that box was bottomless! πŸ˜† I thought these ‘Jacques Pure Chocolate Hagelslag Granules‘ were just ‘sprinkles’ but they’re not! They melt in your mouth! (All the sprinkles I have ever…

Trinidad Cocoa’s Sweet Feet (article)

Trinidad Cocoa’s Sweet Feet (article)

I’ve been meaning to share more details about Trinidad’s exclusive Trinitario cocoa ever since my highly successful post for Upside Down Chocolate pudding. After this article appeared 2 weeks ago in a local newspaper I knew it was time to start sharing the various articles…

BBM 2.0 – Guylian Truffles

BBM 2.0 – Guylian Truffles

No words necessary! πŸ™‚ These were the last to be consumed, but they are not the last in this series by any means πŸ™‚ Customs sliced the bottom of this (and one other box) checking for ‘contraband’! πŸ™ So creamy and light inside!!! πŸ™‚

BBM 2.0 – Petits Calins de Pont-Aven: Dark chocolate wafers filled with Mint cream

BBM 2.0 – Petits Calins de Pont-Aven: Dark chocolate wafers filled with Mint cream

I’ve never been a big fan of ‘thin mints’. My only memories of them were in the boxes of US Girl Guide cookies that would appear from time to time in the dorms during college. I believe I’ve also had them locally but I don’t…

BBM 2.0 – Bovetti Savory Artisan Chocolate

BBM 2.0 – Bovetti Savory Artisan Chocolate

Bovetti Artisan Chocolate! I had never known about this company (surprise surprise) so I went online and found Bovetti.com You know you are dealing with a French website when you click on “English” and the language is still French πŸ˜† Fortunately some of my CXC…

BBM 2.0 – Dolfin Dark Chocolate with Cinnamon from Ceylan

BBM 2.0 – Dolfin Dark Chocolate with Cinnamon from Ceylan

This chocolate bar was as divine to unwrap as it was to consume. It came in a plastic sealed package that reminded me of my father’s old school tobacco pouches πŸ™‚ I am a huge lover of dark chocolates, so I was in 7th heaven…

BBM 2.0 – Chocolate Eggs

BBM 2.0 – Chocolate Eggs

These eggs were so rich and decadent and delish! Some were dark chocolate, some were white. All had what seemed to be a creamy hazelnut filling. I couldn’t tell the name of the brand, it seemed to start with R, but I was too busy…

Sugar High Friday #27: Chocolate By Brand

So the roundup for Sugar High Friday #27: Chocolate by Brand is here! πŸ™‚ This time it was hosted by the very smiley David Lebovitz, author of Room For Dessert : 110 Recipes for Cakes, Custards, Souffles, Tarts, Pies, Cobblers, Sorbets, Sherbets, Ice Creams, Cookies,…

Coconut Scented Rum Truffles

Coconut Scented Rum Truffles

Well Sugar High Friday #25 is up on me! I decided that I would try my hand at something that I’m calling Coconut Scented Rum Truffles (for now) πŸ˜‰ I decided to make the filling with bittersweet chocolate, coconut cream and rum. The coating is…

Chocolate: Love at First Bite – or Sight

A new study of people who crave chocolate shows that eating chocolate, or even just looking at a picture of it, turns on pleasure centers in the brains of cravers far more than in people who don’t crave the confection. Viewing pictures of chocolate also…

Chocolate Rum-Raisin Cake

Chocolate Rum-Raisin Cake

This moist chocolate cake is overflowing with rum flavoring and raisins. It’s great coated with whipped cream or served hot with custard. That’s homemade pumpkin custard in the picture! πŸ™‚ My recipe makes one 9 or 10 inch tube pan (14 servings).