Suzi's Blog

Chocolate Brioche Pudding from Nick Malgieri

For her corporate and private events at Cooking by the Book — over 250 a year — Suzen prepares menus to let clients customize their meal. If you look at all the combinations of appetizers, sides, main courses, and desserts, it is mathematically improbably that any two events would have exactly the same menu selection.…

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Devil’s Food Cake from Retro Cakes and Cookies

  For Halloween, why not a Devil’s Food Cake. Chocolate. Rich. Tangy. Ah, but the devil is in the details. I know of no other cake recipe with such a diverse base of recipe alternatives. It’s a light, chocolate cake but getting to that end can mean many different combinations of ingredients and techniques are…

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Chocolate Pudding Cake

  How many times have you have Chocolate Molten Cake? A lot? Too much? Over it? Lie down on couch. Take your shoes off. Fold your hands. Shut your eyes. Go back, far in time, to a simpler time and space. Take your best memories of chocolate cake and chocolate pudding and let them flow…

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Cookbook Review: Seriously Bitter Sweet by Alice Medrich

This is about an author and a book and why, if you enjoy chocolate, you want to have Seriously Bitter Sweet in your kitchen. In 2003 chocolate maven Alice Medrich wrote Bittersweet, a primer on chocolate that reflected her 30 years of chocolate experience. Author, chef, chocolate shop owner, consultant to chocolate firms, Alice possessed…

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