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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Devil’s Food Cake for Design Sponge

Devil’s Food Cake for Design Sponge

October 30th, 2010  | Category: Cakes, Chocolate


I am a big fan of Design Sponge's "In The Kitchen With" column. Every Friday, they feature talented cooks, bakers, photographers and food stylists from all around the world and publish a recipe for the rest of us to drool over. So when Kristina asked me if I'd like to contribute a recipe and photos for the column, I was simply floored. Here's what I came up with: ...

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Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Chocolate Mousse Recipe

July 13th, 2010  | Category: Chocolate, Puddings and Custards


I’ve told you about the best part of working from home, but I realized I haven’t mentioned some of the not-so-delightful sides. First of all, according to your friends, you no longer have a “job”. What they call a job requires an office - preferably, one with stale coffee and decade-old carpeting. So, when they call you in the middle of the day and invite you out to ...

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L’Orange

L’Orange

May 18th, 2010  | Category: Cakes, Chocolate


An orange-scented chocolate and almond cake covered with a lacquer chocolate glaze. It is called L'Orange and I'm totally in love with it. Here is how it looked like right out of the oven. I couldn't decide for a while whether I should continue with the recipe or cut my losses and start over, but then the kitchen started smelling like an orange grove and I couldn't resist. ...

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