viennese chocolate fingers

December 24, 2007 at 9:13 pm | Posted in Chocolate, Cookies | 11 Comments

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there’s something about these cookies that i really like – it could be the whimsical and colourful hundreds and thousands, or the luxurious slather of chocolate on half of the cookie. i made these as part of a birthday gift for a family member. they are buttery but have a rather light texture.

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dark chocolate chunk cookies

December 24, 2007 at 9:00 pm | Posted in Chocolate, Cookies | 2 Comments

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i baked a batch of these cookies last week. they were very chocolatey and had an intensely rich aftertaste. these cookies are crisp and as usual, go extremely well with a glass of cold milk.

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recipe here!

laurent bernard chocolatier

December 16, 2007 at 10:15 pm | Posted in Cakes, Chocolate, Reviews, Tarts and Pies | 7 Comments

yesterday, a friend and i had a bit of time to kill before meeting up with another friend for dinner. i told him i wanted substantial dessert because i was feeling quite down and there’s nothing chocolate cannot cure… so we dropped by this pretty little place. 😉

i got to know about the man and his shop from a chocolate-tasting workshop my mother and i attended sometime last year (or was it early this year, i can’t quite remember). at the workshop, he made his signature souffles but unfortunately yesterday the shop’s kitchen was closed.

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i had the vienna’s chocolate ($7.80++), but i felt it was too bitter for me. my friend who had the classic hot chocolate ($7.80++) enjoyed it to the last drop, though. 🙂 i am not a fan of dark/bitter chocolate, so i guess next time i’ll pass on that.

the desserts blew us off. we shared a chocolate truffle cake ($6.20++) and a chocolate tart ($6.20++). the cake was sufficiently moist and the ganache was superb. the raspberry coulis was a great accompaniment. the tart had a layer of pralines (i think), and then a substantial amount of smooth ganache, finally topped with silky chocolate glaze. we were in seventh heaven.

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i really want to go back there and have the chocolate souffle.

festive

December 16, 2007 at 9:58 pm | Posted in Chocolate, Cupcakes | 9 Comments

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