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Flourless Chocolate Cake

Some food items are simply hard to photograph. Soup. Drinks. Flourless chocolate cake. The taste of this cake is exceptional but photographing it is hard. The side is one solid slab of darkness. No grain or texture. Just a mass of dark something. This could probably double as part of a set on a science…

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A Comforting Chocolate and Chestnut Cake from Amber Rose

Amber Rose has just published Love Bake Nourish, a baking book that reflects a very distinctive personal nature. She’s a passionate about foods that are seasonal, organic and not processed. She loves different flours and she cannot abide processed sugar. In her career as chef and author, she has scoured for recipes, old and new,…

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Sour Cream Cookies and Frosting

  Sour cream and chocolate are intimately compatible. The overlay of flavors in your mouth is rewardingly confusing. Here are two recipes from Mable Hoffman’s Chocolate Cookery, a paperback gem from 1978. The cookie is puffy, but not soft. It bakes to the point of being firm, and the nuts inside provide a crunch. There…

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Kris Kringle’s Christmas Chocolate Crinkles

Try to say this post title five times, swiftly. Heck, just one swiftly. But Santa is packing up the sleigh and deservedly should be given treats on his journey. These cookies would be your best contribution to his busy night. In 1978 I bought a copy of Chocolate Cookery by Mable Hoffman, published by HPBooks.…

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