Tag Archives: chocolate

Chocolate Peanut Blondies

These can well be my new favorite sweet treat – the batter itself bakes into a fudgy center and caramelized edges, and the occasional bite into super-dark chocolate balances out the sugary experience. I use white whole wheat flour all the time now that it’s finally available here, and it works very nicely in heavier […]

Cayenne Nut Squares

We really loved these spicy treats: they are simple to make and packed with flavor. Somehow the addition of chili in sweet things makes them more satisfying, and a smaller bite is needed to satisfy my sweet tooth – the advantage being that one batch lasts longer. And these treats actually even improved in the […]

Tofu Chocolate Mousse

Tofu chocolate mousse has recently been embraced by a number of mainstream culinary authorities, but for many vegans it’s been basic fare for years – either as a pie filling, cake topping, or simply as a decadent dessert. This is my latest twist on the classic, with a dash of espresso and whole cane sugar […]

Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

I baked these cookies for dessert over the last weekend when my dad and step mom came over for dinner. The whole idea of freshly baked cookies served with ice cream for dessert makes so much sense now that I can’t believe I haven’t though of this before. I made the dough the previous evening […]

Balsamic Weekday Cookies

When our dinner involves heating up the oven I often bake an impromptu batch of cookies for dessert. These crumbly chocolatey cookies are a result of one such occasion, whipped up in no more than 15 minutes, thus being very good value for the time spent. Balsamic vinegar and muscovado sugar enhance the cocoa flavor […]