Category: Chocolate

Vegan Chocolate Cake

Vegan Chocolate Fudge Cake This fabulously fudgelike chocolate cake is adapted from Anna Jones for the UK Guardian;  here is a link to the original article (https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/apr/09/anna-jones-chocolate-cake-recipes) This is such an easy cake to make: no creaming, no sifting.  Be sure to use a tight-fitting cake tin as the batter is quite wet and will…

Avocado-Rosemary Quick Bread

Vegan Rosemary Avocado Quick Bread with Chocolate! This Sunday morning I fancied something different, so I wandered the internet and found a couple of recipes similar to this: www.thefussyfork.com/rosemary-avocado-quick-bread/ Of course, being me, I wrote it up with grams instead of cups, and also added 250g dark chocolate – 72% Belgian from Trader Joe’s, to…

White Chocolate Pear Cookies

White chocolate and pear cookies with lime and cardamom The original recipe is by Yotam Ottolenghi, writing for the UK Guardian in 2018. Here is the link: https://www.theguardian.com/food/2018/nov/24/pear-recipes-cheesecake-choc-chip-cookie-ginger-cake-yotam-ottolenghi, and this is what he says about it: This is the first time I’ve put fresh fruit in a cookie.  I had some doubts as to whether…

Vegan Chocolate Fudge Cake

Vegan Gluten-free Fudge Cake — Oh, My! A couple of weeks ago I tried the recipe for Chocolate, Olive Oil, and Rosemary Loaf by Anna Jones (writing for the UK Guardian).  It was so spectacularly good that I wanted to try her other chocolate cake recipe.  I made a mistake on this one that ruined…

Choco-Cherry Rye Bread 2

Rye Bread with Dried Sour Cherries and Chocolate Chips The original recipe is adapted from Eric Rusch, the master baker from breadtopia.com. I’ve made it 8-10 times with varying proportions of the ingredients, and this is my final version. As with most of my breads, I used a bit of instant yeast as well as…

Schwarzwaldtorte

a/k/a Black Forest Birthday Cake I searched out a new chocolate cake recipe to make a heart-shaped lockdown birthday cake for a (German-speaking) friend.  This is a revised version of several similar recipes I found online, combined with Trader Joe’s bottled sour Morello Cherries and topped with a ganache made with TJ’s 72% Belgian chocolate. …

Rye Chocolate Cherry Sourdough!

Rye Chocolate Cherry Sourdough Adapted from Eric Rusch, the master baker from breadtopia.com; this is what he says about this remarkable version of rye sourdough: In this sourdough bread, the deep flavor of whole grain rye has equal footing with the intensely tart Montmorency cherries and melty chocolate chunks. Just shy of a dessert, this…

Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookies I’ve been tinkering with the Freezer Cookie recipe posted before on this blog – the orange-ginger variation is very popular – and today I decided to use some of the gluten-free techniques I have been learning around GF bread and pizza dough.  I added some almond flour, and made a few…

Fabulous Freezer Cookies

Fabulous Freezer Cookies Adapted from Tamal Ray’s recipe in the UK Guardian, 15-Feb-2020.  Tamal’s introduction: When spending more time on my feet in the kitchen isn’t an option, freezer cookies are the perfect solution. A modest amount of preparation is done ahead of time, on a day when you’re bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, then all that’s…