Blond Chocolate, Tahini and Sesame Truffles

November 22nd, 2017  | Category: Chocolate

Blond Chocolate Truffles

There are quite a few recipes in The Artful Baker that would be perfect for your Thanksgiving table, such as the Peel-to-Stem Apple Pie or the Deeply Pumpkiny Pumpkin Cheesecake, but in case you’re pressed for time or would like your guests to leave with a handmade gift, here’s a great recipe that requires only 15 minutes of active work.

There have been many crazes in the food blogosphere over the last decade, and I am surprised that blond chocolate wasn’t one of them. Technically, blond chocolate is not a designated category. It is essentially caramelized white chocolate, which is nothing new, but Valrhona was the first to produce a stable couverture version. Frédéric Bau, the founder of L’Ecole du Grand Chocolat Valrhona, is the mastermind behind Valrhona Dulcey, the first couverture blond chocolate. It has a toasty, buttery, biscuit-like flavor, with a final hint of salt, akin to a freshly baked croissant dipped in dulce de leche.

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Pistachio and Matcha Sablés from The Artful Baker

October 22nd, 2017  | Category: Cookbook, Cookies

I can’t believe the accolades I’ve received for the Sour Cherry & Almond Upside-Down Cake recipe video from The Artful Baker! I’m thrilled to hear that you liked it so much and very excited to share the second video.

This one is for Pistachio and Matcha Sablés, cookies I gifted to my baking hero, Nick Malgieri, the first time I met him in İstanbul. Hope you like it!

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