Pascha 85% Chocolate Chips
July 3, 2017
Once upon a time, when I was working at a large chocolate manufacturer, I created chocolate chip formulas. Formulas are based on adding ingredients together until they total 100%. A semi-sweet chocolate chip has to contain a minimum of 35% chocolate liquor or cacao mass (by law) so a typical chocolate chip formula might look like this:
My Chocolate Fountain Adventure
June 12, 2017
My son graduated from college a couple weeks ago. Earlier, during the party planning stage, he informed me that he’s not really into cake for dessert (what!?). Sweets, he said, are more my style.
So, when it came to figuring out what to serve, I was looking for easy, delicious, fun, and well, not the typical decorated sheet cake.
While different ideas kept floating around the edges of my thoughts (but not really impressing me), my mom suggested a chocolate fountain. Hmm. That had appeal. What could be easier than self-service dessert? And what could be more fun and delicious than a cascading wall of chocolate with endless dipping treats?
Guittard Extra Dark Chocolate Baking Chips
July 18, 2016
Standard chocolate baking chips, most often labelled “Real Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips”, contain a minimum of 35% chocolate. A typical chocolate chip ingredient list looks something like this: Semi-Sweet Chocolate (Sugar, Chocolate, Cocoa Butter, Milkfat, Soy Lecithin, Natural Flavors).
The Guittard Extra Dark Chocolate Baking Chips are made with 63% chocolate. The ingredient list looks like this: Cocoa Beans, Sugar, Sunflower Lecithin and Real Vanilla. There a couple noticeable differences between the two lists, and I want to take a moment to talk about these.
Chocolate Chip Butter Cake Recipe
March 11, 2015
Yellow. It's the color of baby chicks, fluffy young ducklings, sunshine, and altogether Spring. It's also the color of butter. Yum. And what is baking without butter?
Caramel Chocolate Chip Cake
May 23, 2012
The National Chocolate Chip Day was celebrated last week. It’s not like we need a specific reason to have our chocolate treats, but it feels to good to have something specific to celebrate here and there.
Chocolate chips have always been am essential ingredient in an array of delectable treats, from chocolate chip muffins to chocolate chip cookies. They became famous in the 1930s, when Ruth Graves Wakefield accidentally created the original chocolate chip cookie at her Toll House Inn in Whitman, Mass.
To celebrate National Chocolate Chip Day, albeit late, go get a handful of chocolate chips and bake something sumptuous for you to share with friends and family. Here is a recipe to get you started.
Chocolate Chip Lollipops
January 18, 2012
Everyone knows about lollipops. These kiddie treats are especially popular with the, er, kids. This lip-smacking type of confectionery, also called lolly, pop, sucker, or sticky-pop comes in different shapes, sizes, and flavors. They are known for being mounted on top of a stick.
The origins of lollipop are somewhat a blur. Many people claim that it has been around since the 18th century. The Roman word "lolly" apparently means tongue and "pop" means slap.
These sweet delights have always had a special place in our hearts since most of us grew up loving them. These days, various companies are producing delectable and entertaining lollipops but most of these treats come in fruit flavors. Just for fun, let's make some delicious alteration and come up with chocolate-chip lollipops!
Chex and Chocolate Party Mix
June 29, 2011
With the 4th of July holiday weekend coming up, it's time for a good party recipe. Chex mixes are always good for munching. This version is sweetened and has chocolate chips added.
As far as I am concerned the coconut, peanuts, and raisins are all optional. The chocolate is required. Modify the recipe to fit your tastes.
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
May 18, 2011
Breakfast is considered to be the most important meal of the day. This is the best time to eat larger portions of food because you will be able to make use of the calories for energy all throughout the day.
You can easily buy muffins on the shelves of your local bakery or grocery. However, nothing beats homemade muffins.
With a few enhancements, such as simply adding fruit toppings like banana, you are on your way to giving yourself a healthy and delicious delight. Banana is one of the most popular fruits to combine with chocolate. It simply gives you a fruity taste with a twist of chocolate goodness!