Chocolate

Make A Fancy Chocolate Garnish Using Nothing But Bubble Wrap

Perch chocolate honeycomb on top of...anything!
May 14, 2015 2:00 pm

Don’t throw away that bubble wrap! Too late? All right, well, save a sheet from your next late-night online impulse buy and try this awesome chocolate trick from YouTube cooking school Worldwide Culinary Apprentice. Prepare to garnish all your desserts with chocolate honeycomb! 

Dessert Lessons: This Matcha Chocolate Truffles Recipe Is For You

Fact: Powdered green is the new gold
May 14, 2015 11:00 am
matcha truffles recipe
Photos: Clay Williams

Jen Yee is the pastry chef at NYC’s Lafayette Grand Café and Bakery, an expansive all-day bakery and restaurant in the heart of New York’s NoHo neighborhood. Know what’s hot right now? Jen does: matcha. Get ready to melt, bake and sprinkle with this bright green tea powder. 

An Extra-Crispy Chocolate Chip Potato Chip Cookies Recipe

Salty, sweet, chocolaty and utterly satisfying
May 12, 2015 2:00 pm
potato chip chocolate chip cookies recipe
Photo: Evan Sung. Stylist: Kaitlyn DuRoss.

The chocolate chip cookie may already be a damned near-perfect food, but the addition of kettle-style potato chips and flaky Maldon salt ups its crunch game exponentially. After much experimentation I opted for the thick, deep crunch of Kettle chips. Though I’m a fan of melt-in-your-mouth Lay’s-style chips, they just didn’t hold up to the heft of the buttery cookie dough, which has its own, whole-other-level thing going on thanks to an egg-yolk-enriched recipe and some nutty browned butter.

A Chocolate Think Tank Grows in Brooklyn

Cocoa specialists get their moment in the sun
Apr 27, 2015 10:00 am

Last week, bakers, pâtissierschocolatiers and confectioners from around the world took over a few blocks in Brooklyn’s Dumbo neighborhood for what was christened a “chocolate think tank.” Some of pastry’s biggest stars showed up for the two-day event, which was orchestrated to help kick off the opening of the new École Valrhona. Chefs gathered to share ideas, gawk at their idols, network, and get inspired by their colleagues’ sweet creations. The sugar rush was contagious.

Dessert Alert: 8 Of Our Latest, Greatest Chocolate Recipes

Taste the creamy, dark, complex and salt-sprinkled
Apr 17, 2015 2:00 pm

We don’t post just any old chocolate dessert recipes on Food Republic. We hand-select the finest treats from across the culinary universe, polish them up till they shine with the intensity of a thousand sprinkles and send them straight to your hippocampus. That’s the part of the brain where food cravings start, proliferate and eventually take over. Dig into chewy cookies, silky mousse, the frozen, rolled and dipped in nuts, and have yourself a sweet evening.  

Vanilla Bean Semifreddo Bars Recipe

Delicious portable frozen dessert? Sign us up.
Apr 10, 2015 2:00 pm
vanilla bean semifreddo bars

Whether you harbor a passion for eggs that fuels your mornings or are simply an admirer from afar, you’ll want a copy of The Perfect Egg. It’s got recipes for any time of day and many kinds of egg lover. Whether you prefer sweet and custardy, buttery and fried, or boiled and stuffed, there’s a treat with a golden yolk in there for you. 

Quinoa Coconut Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Ancient grains and cocoa make a killer cookie
Apr 8, 2015 3:00 pm
quinoa coconut chocolate cookies

Whole grains can and should be a big part of dessert — why not? They’re substantially healthier, and you don’t have to sacrifice flavor, creaminess or heft. Blogger Erin Dooner’s new book, The Sweet Side of Ancient Grains, is a testament to baking with barley, spelt, buckwheat and other whole grains. 

Gluten-Free Italian Rainbow Cookies Recipe

Bake these iconic cookies for your Italian feast
Mar 17, 2015 2:00 pm
Photo: Jennifer May

There is one gluten-free baking bible out there: Against the Grain. Youll never have to shell out eight bucks for a terrible loaf of frozen bread ever again. Bid farewell to the rubbery, flavorless, additive-filled gluten-free goods of yesteryear and embrace your diet with delicious, wholesome, home-baked favorites. 

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