metawidget: a basket of vegetables: summer and winter squash, zucchini, tomatoes. (food)
[personal profile] metawidget
This is a moist, dense, not-too-sweet cake — a birthday favourite around here. Note that this recipe includes raw egg whites. Serves at least 12.

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[personal profile] aquinasprime
I'm trying to watch what I eat and lose some weight, but I still have my chocolate cravings. My biggest issue with desserts and my goal is that I won't eat "fake" foods - things like fat free cool whip (or any cool whip for that matter) or alternative sugars (no splenda, truvia, nutrasweet, etc).

I modified a mug brownie recipe based on what I had in my pantry and came up with this. It tastes rich and chocolatey, but won't kill my waistline. And it has only real ingredients.

brownie in a mug )
highlyeccentric: Dessert first - pudding in a teacup (Dessert first)
[personal profile] highlyeccentric
Courtesy of the Family Circle Kids' Cookbook lo these many moons ago:

150 grams of chocolate (usually dark), chopped
400 grams condensed milk
100 grams white marshmallows, diced into small bits

Microwave the chocolate for 1 min on medium & stir. Add condensed milk. Zap for another minute & stir. Add marshmallows. Continue zapping & stirring until it's all smooth.

Now, recipe says to serve hot or cold on ice-cream. I usually (read: at parties in my teens) serve with marshmallows and fruit, as a fondue or dipping sauce.
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[personal profile] wendelah1
This recipe from the Land O Lakes website. These are excellent for breakfast.

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This is basically heaven on a plate.    The mascarpone absorbs the chocolate/hazelnut flavor, and the powdered sugar almost caramelizes as it melts on the warm buttered bread. 

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Chocolate& hazelnut in a soft bite of cookie. :)  Yummm, welcome to my happy place.


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Saw this on Facebook. :) Quick and easy home made pastries even kids can make.

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Hello everyone.   A friend of mine wants to find a way to convert this to gluten/dairy/soy/sugar free.  She says she has reactions to honey as well as cane and beet sugars but is ok with Agave.
  Any help would be fallen on with gushing praise and thankfulness. :)  

UPDATE::  One of the gals in my Amtgard Cooking guild came up with the modification we were looking for.  It's after the original recipe.


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Not being vegan I'm not sure how good these are but when I saw the recipe in Taste of Home I thought of ya'll .

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S'mores.... mmmm even the name conjures memories of campfires and sing alongs.  So In honor of camp NaNoWriMo and cause they are just so gosh darn tasty. I give you 20 variations on S'mores. 
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This is an easy to make recipe that looks and tastes spectacular.

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In celebration of the birth of my new granddaughter I give you one of my very favorite cookies!

What can be better than orange and chocolate and tender 'melt in your mouth' cookies? And as an added bonus these are Diabetic Friendly.

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Daim bars

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[personal profile] ruuger
I recently discovered that it's actually quite easy (and cheap) to make your own Daim/Dajm/Dime bars at home, and thought I'd share.


50 grams of butter
1 deciliter (1/2 cup?) of powdered almonds
1 deciliter (1/2 cup?) of sugar
few table spoons of dark syrup (optional)
milk chocolate (I recommend Ikea's milk chocolate if you can get it, because it tastes exactly like Marabou's chocolate, but is much cheaper)

all you need is one pot and about 15 minutes )
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This is pure chocolate indulgence, with a whiff of hazelnut. Keep in mind that fondue is more versatile than you may think, it's also a warm sauce to drizzle over cake, ice cream, or yogurt. Be sure to start with a high-quality chocolate for the best flavor and texture.

Chocolate Frangelico Fondue

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This is a very very very fine pie. I'm not a huge chocolate person, but the texture of this pie works for me. It's a pie where you can hold a slice of in your hand as you run out the door in the morning.

Also! It uses 3 eggs, and the mixture that you get from blowing an egg out to dye its shell for Easter is just exactly right for this pie!

-1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
-3 squares (1 oz each) baker's (unsweetened) chocolate
-1 cup sugar
-1/3 cup dark corn syrup
-1/4 cup flour
-1 tsp vanilla
-1/4 tsp salt
-3 eggs
-graham cracker crust

In a 2 quart saucepan over very low heat, stirring constantly, melt 1/2 cup butter and 3 oz baker's chocolate. Turn off heat. Stir in 1 cup sugar, 1/3 cup dark Karo corn syrup, 1/4 cup flour, 1 tsp vanilla, and 1/4 tsp salt. Stir in 3 eggs, slightly beaten. Pour into 9 inch graham cracker pie crust. Bake in 350 F oven 30-35 min (or until filling is puffed and center is firm).

If you wanted a fudge nut brownie pie, stir in 1/2 cup chopped walnuts before pouring into crust.

It uses only 1 pot! It takes about 10 minutes to prep!
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[personal profile] st_aurafina
[personal profile] rydra_wong asked me to link Christmas pudding truffles here, but I was fully sozzled when I wrote that post, so I've made a slightly more coherent version for people who like recipes.

1 Christmas pudding (or fruit cake or cake of any sort, really) Mine was 600g.
100g-ish of dark chocolate
2 desert spoons of orange flavoured liqueur (I used Cointreau, someone recommended Grand Marnier as tasting less like cough syrup)
A largish amount of dark chocolate for melting and coating... I wish I had weighed this, but the Cointreau bottle was empty by now. Maybe a cup of chocolate buttons? Maybe a bit more?

Crumble pudding or cake into fine crumbs (you could pulse in a food processor, also)

Sprinkle liqueur over the crumbs and mix.

Melt 100g of chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water, then mix in with crumbs.

Pop the crumbs/chocolate/grog mixture in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes or so.

Shape the crumbs into truffle-sized balls, line them up on a tray lined with baking paper and refrigerate for another 30 minutes or so.

Meanwhile, melt the large and unspecified amount chocolate in double boiler. Use two forks or a truffle baller to dip the balls in the melted chocolate. Tap excess chocolate off, place truffle on tray. Refrigerate batch.

Enjoy tiny Christmas puddings! You can drizzle white chocolate on top to simulate brandy sauce, if you're feeling fancy or if you can melt white chocolate. (This is outside my skillset, unfortunately!)
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[personal profile] rydra_wong
Cross-posting from my journal:

4 large eggs
120 g lightly salted butter (plus a little bit more to grease the pan)
1/2 cup really good unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 tsp salt
1/3 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup chestnut flour
1 cup palm sugar, loosely packed (if you don't have any on hand, regular brown sugar should do fine, but palm sugar is tasty)

optional: 100g white chocolate, broken up into small chunks

Start pre-heating the oven.
Sift the flour through a sieve to remove any lumps.
Melt the butter in a bain marie, and mix in the cocoa powder. Set aside.
Mix the eggs, sugar, salt, and vanilla. Try not to overbeat them; you don't want the eggs to get frothy.
Slowly add the flour, stirring continuously.
Slowly add the cocoa/butter mix, ditto.
Add the white chocolate chunks, if using.
Pour the batter into a greased baking pan (the one I used was roughly 7 x 9 inches).
Bake at 175 degrees C (350 F).
After 25-30 minutes stick a chopstick/knife/skewer in it; if it comes out clean, it's done, if not, 5 more minutes, then repeat (until such time as the implement comes out clean, or you give up and decide to call it done anyway).

Cut the brownies into squares (this recipe makes about six large brownies). You will want to eat one right away, but they get better (denser and more fudgey) after some time in the fridge.

Thanks to [personal profile] ciderpress for being the test subject for this batch.
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[personal profile] highlyeccentric
So today I had an attack of the intricate-baking-adventures, and in the process I think I invented a minor deity. Seriously, these cupcakes are unbelievable.

Somewhere in the dim dark origins of this recipe is a Chocolate Fudge Cake recipe from In the Kitchen.

Accessibility, dietary and equipment notes )

On to the cupcakes! )

Pictures over on my DW if anyone wants to see the finished product. :)
iamshadow: John Barrowman cradling a cup of coffee possessively (Coffee)
[personal profile] iamshadow
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Click for recipe, and my notes!

Very very adaptable recipe with brilliant GF results. Completely diet destroying (unless one is aiming for butter, fudge, chocolate and nuts).
For those who can't have coffee, chocolate, nuts, etc - this is a surprisingly good recipe for you, as it's entirely adaptable to what you like and what you have lingering in your cupboard. I've made a bunch of suggestions for alternate ingredients, but feel free to go wild with ones I haven't listed. I'm sure your results will be ace.

Also, if you DO make it GF, ask people to taste it, then tell them it's GF. Nobody will believe you. I've done this half a dozen times, and the reaction is always the same.


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