Chocolate

The Easiest Vegan Cocoa Espresso Mousse Recipe. Period.

Wait, with avocado? Trust us, this is a winner.
Jul 21, 2014 12:00 pm
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We borrowed this vegan cocoa espresso mousse recipe from chef Laurent Mechin at Jill's Restaurant in Boulder, Colorado. We love Meatless Mondays, but the crew at Jill's takes it a step further with Vegan Fridays, which is where you can find this smooth and creamy play on chocolate mousse along with a few dozen other totally delicious, animal-free dishes. Got a food processor? Good, you're ready to go. 

Salted Butter Caramel-Chocolate Mousse Recipe

A fine dessert from David Lebovitz's Paris kitchen
Jun 20, 2014 2:00 pm
david lebovitz chocolate mousse

Look no further than renowned culinary author David Lebovitz's My Paris Kitchen — the cookbook companion to his world-famous blog and a must-have for the dedicated home cook. Learn the classics right the first time, or dive a little deeper to lesser-known French dishes influenced by countless ethnic cuisines that you'll make again and again. Mousse au chocolat just got fancy. 

Chocolate Bars Inspired By Jackson Pollock, Maybe An Acid Trip

A chocolate tribute to the expressionist artist
Jun 18, 2014 10:00 am

Check out these chocolate bars inspired by the American abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock. The artist’s iconic style is recreated on chocolate by hand-painting cocoa butter with all-natural food coloring. The bars are made of 55% Colombian cocoa concentration, and are not only stunning but also rich in flavor.  

Espresso French Silk Pie With Blackberry Compote Recipe

A fluffy espresso-infused pie with seasonal fruit
Jun 5, 2014 3:00 pm

If you're going to buy a book about pie, make it Teeny Lamothe's Tour Of Pie. The noted baker and expert has been featured on some of our favorite blogs and websites and released her first cookbook this spring. Whether it's a crumble, buckle, brown Betty or just a classic, friendly pie you're looking to bake, Teeny's got about a ton of options for you. First up, a creamy espresso-infused, blackberry-topped creation we can't wait to make. 

Indian Entrepreneur Chooses Chocolate-Making Over Dentistry. We Support This.

New Delhi's artisan truffles are infused with spice
Apr 23, 2014 12:00 pm

Pragati Sawhney founded Chockriti in New Delhi after taking a chocolate-making class in 2011...after completing a Bachelor’s degree in Dentistry and a Master's in Public Health. After finishing her studies, Sawhney realized that her passion for chocolate was greater than the desire to become a dentist, and the resulting treats are incredible. Mango chaat truffles and more after the jump.

Our 10 Favorite Chocolate Easter Eggs & Bunnies, And Where You Can Buy Them

Haute chocolatiers step up their Easter bunny game
Apr 16, 2014 2:00 pm

We love how chocolatiers step outside their Easter basket comfort zones every year, and this one's no exception. Here’s a peek at our favorite Easter chocolate treats — bad-ass rock and roll bunnies, rabbits that have that extra pop (literally!), and eggs that instead of being sad and hollow, are filled with moist, creamy coconut, or buttery caramel and pecans.

François Payard's Flourless Chocolate Walnut Cookies Recipe

Flourless ultra-chocolatey cookies for Passover
Apr 11, 2014 2:00 pm
flourless chocolate cookies

Put away the fruit platter. Okay fine, serve a fruit platter but don't let Passover's special holiday Kosher rules keep you from baking up a pile of these incredibly rich and fudgy chocolate walnut cookies from beloved NYC pâtissier François Payard. These flourless cookies will become an instant hit, so memorize the super-simple recipe. You'll need it again. 

One Fully Loaded Indie Easter Basket, Please! (Hold The Plastic Grass)

Ready to win Easter? Cool custom basket time!
Apr 10, 2014 11:00 am

Now's the time to start putting together the baskets that will win Easter this year. It's not a contest, you say? Well then why does artisan gift basket wonderland Mouth even exist? Their Hop Hop Easter Basket boasts a wealth of brag-worthy goodies sure to make that pile of sad foil-wrapped chocolate eggs green with envy.

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