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Brownies with Caramel Sauce and Nuts from Chocolat by Pierre Marcolini

I just posted a review of Chocolat by Pierre Marcolini. He’s a Belgian master of haute chocolate. A serious master. Many of the recipes in Chocolat are ones you would only find in four-star restaurants or in one of Pierre’s world-class chocolate boutiques. There recipes here for mortals. Like this spectacular brownie that really any…

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Hazelnut-Vanilla Cookies from Gâteaux by Christophe Felder and Camille Lesecq

  In the wondrous Gâteaux, authors Christophe Felder and Camille Lesecq present a fabulous array of treats: large cakes, small cakes, celebration cakes, tarts, and fruit happiness. Oh, and cookies. Felder is from Alsace, a region of France on the German border that has actually been part of both countries on and off for centuries.…

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White Chocolate-Cinnamon Blondies from Butter & Chocolate by Sheilia G. Mains

I just posted a cookbook review of Butter & Chocolate by Shelia G. Mains, the founder of the Brownie Brittle company. You may have snacked from of the millions and million of bags she has distributed across the country. In her cookbook, she has many chocolate ideas and even a blondie or too. We tried…

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Brown Butter Snickerdooles from The Sprinkles Baking Book

  The name “snickerdoodle” probably is German, at least according to The Joy of Cooking. I can remember walking by bakeries in the 1950s with their doors open and aromas pouring out to the sidewalk. The pungency of the cinnamon from the snickerdoodles was always a dominant note that made walking into the bakery a…

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