Hot Chocolate Panna Cotta

Hot Chocolate Panna Cotta

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One of this month’s Tuesdays with Dorie assignments is making Hot Chocolate Panna Cotta from Baking Chez Moi by Dorie Greenspan. This was given the name “Hot Chocolate Panna Cotta” because it reminded Dorie of a hot chocolate she had from a Parisian cafe. I thought I knew what this meant after reading her description of the recipe, but after tasting this, I really understood why this recipe […]

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

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This amazing recipe for Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies comes from America’s Test Kitchen. This recipe sets the bar high for all chocolate chip cookie recipes. There is a nice chew to these cookies and the flavor is incredible; there are hints of nuttiness from the brown butter and the chewy texture comes from the higher brown sugar-to-granulated sugar ratio.

California Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies

Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Friends and coworkers have been busy harvesting delicious avocados lately, so I decided to try baking avocado chocolate chip cookies using these home-grown treasures. I received an avocado from a coworker that was really soft and ripe and though I’d better use it right away. I remember reading that avocados can be a healthier substitute for butter, so I decided to see if that was true.

Tiger Cakes

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This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie assignment was Tiger Cakes, or petits gâteaux tigre. These are moist, upside-down mini cupcakes that have a nice chocolate and almond flavor, and aren’t too sweet at all! Dorie’s recipe makes 24 little cakes. To be perfectly honest, I hesitate whenever I see a cake as a Tuesdays with Dorie assignment because the last few cakes I’ve made turned out to be […]