Pistachio Butter, Chocolate & Fleur de Sel Tartine

Pistachio Butter, Chocolate & Fleur de Sel Tartine

May 13th, 2015  | Category: Bread, Chocolate


I forgot to mention one last detail about the book: It weighs 5.5 pounds! So you could imagine my surprise and gratitude when a reader brought 3 copies in a carry-on luggage to my second book signing. I certainly didn't expect that. Actually, I was worried that most of the readers wouldn't be so willing to lug the giant. I couldn't let anyone leave empty-handed, so I brought ...

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No-Bake Chocolate Biscuit Cake

No-Bake Chocolate Biscuit Cake

April 28th, 2012  | Category: Cakes, Chocolate


No-bake chocolate biscuit cake is a staple in almost every Turkish mother's repertoire. Turns out, we've all been eating like royalty! According to this article, no-bake chocolate cake is a tea time favorite of Queen Elizabeth II. In fact, it was one of the cakes served at Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding reception. McVitie's Cake Co., the company that has been making the royal cakes ever since ...

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The Best and Creamiest Chocolate Ice Cream You’ll Ever Have

The Best and Creamiest Chocolate Ice Cream You’ll Ever Have

February 22nd, 2012  | Category: Chocolate, Ice Cream & Sorbet


Long-time readers would know how serious I am about chocolate and ice cream. So believe me when I say: This is "The Best Chocolate Ice Cream You'll Ever Have". And the best part is, you don't even need an ice cream maker! Sold? Take a look at my recipe and photos (and read how serious I am about chocolate ice cream) at A Cup of Jo.

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The Best Chocolate Mousse of Your Life Under 5 Minutes

The Best Chocolate Mousse of Your Life Under 5 Minutes

December 22nd, 2010  | Category: Chocolate


Two ingredients (seriously, only chocolate and water) and five minutes later, you will be eating The Best Chocolate Mousse of Your Life. I promise. And you don't even need any fancy kitchen gadgets. Patience and a bit of elbow grease are required, but we always need those in the kitchen, right? This amazing discovery was made by the famous French chemist, Hervé This, who is also known as the ...

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Brownies for Dolce & Gabbana

Brownies for Dolce & Gabbana

October 30th, 2010  | Category: Brownies, Chocolate


I have to admit, I was a bit lost when Dolce & Gabbana requested me to create a recipe for their digital magazine, Swide. As soon as I read that email, I wished I were Pierre Hermé. He'd know exactly what to do. Who am I to create anything for D&G? Right after I picked my self-confidence up off the floor, I visited their website for inspiration and came ...

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