165. Chocolate Macaroons p.676

165. Chocolate Macaroons p.676

I can’t find the recipe for these online, but they’re so good I’ll retype it for you lovely people.
FOR MACAROONS
1 1/3 cups (7 ounces) skinned whole almonds
3 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
7/8 cup egg whites (from 6 large eggs)
pinch of salt
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
FOR GANACHE FILLING
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 teaspoons whole [...]

17 May 2008 | Cookies, Bars, and Confections, The Book | 10 Comments
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79. Dark Chocolate Shortbread p.688

79. Dark Chocolate Shortbread p.688

The recipe
I made this recipe before I’d formally started The Project. I didn’t have my own camera back then so I invited friends over to both eat, and photograph, my food. I recently received a batch of those photos, and now I’m trying to remember how something tasted a year and a half later. Frankly [...]

23 August 2007 | Cookies, Bars, and Confections, The Book | Comments Off
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65. Chocolate Truffles p.696

65. Chocolate Truffles p.696

The recipe.
This recipe has three ingredients, chocolate, cream, and cocoa powder. Almost by definition the success of failure of the recipe is in the quality of those ingredients, and the method of combining them. I used the wrong ingredients, and ignored parts of the method. They still came out tasty, if a bit ugly. The [...]

28 July 2007 | Cookies, Bars, and Confections, The Book | 1 Comment
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32. Flourless Chocolate Cake p.739

32. Flourless Chocolate Cake p.739

the recipe
This cake will make you believe flour and leavening were just getting in the way of every cake you’ve ever made before. It’s the chocolate cake equivalent of shortbread, the essence of the dish with all the frills stripped away. Cheap butter spoils shortbread; cheap chocolate would spoil this cake. There’s nothing in here [...]

17 April 2007 | Cakes, The Book | 5 Comments
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