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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Creamy Creamy Cookies


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Photo Source:Chocolate Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies by Kayla, on Flickr

Creamy Creamy Cookies

A combination of chocolate and cream cheese doubled the creaminess of this cookies recipe.

Ingredients:

•125 g. of butter
•125 g. of cream cheese
•1/4 plus 1/8 c. of sugar
•a pinch of salt
•1 whole egg plus 1 egg yolk
•1 and 1/8 c. of all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
•dark chocolate discs
•2 tbsps. of confectioner’s sugar

Procedures:

1.Beat the butter and cream cheese until light and smooth.

2.Add the sugar and salt, mix until combined.

3.Add the egg, mix until combined, then add the egg yolk and mix until blended.

4.Add the flour in batches, mixing after each addition.

5.Form the dough into a flattened disc, wrap in cling film or slip into a resealable bag and chill for several hours until firm.

6.Preheat the oven to 325F (yes, slightly lower than the usual 350F standard baking temperature because of the cream cheese content of the dough).

7.Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

8.Form the dough into balls no more than an inch in diameter.

9.Flatten slightly between your palms and arrange on the baking tray about two inches apart.

10.Press a chocolate disc onto the top of each cookie.

11.Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until the cookie bottoms are lightly browned. The cookies will spread and flatten a bit during baking.



Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Dark Chocolate Truffles - Higher End Of The Chocolate Industry



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Photo Source: Chocolate Truffles: Bittersweet Dark Chocolate & Chocolate Chips, Melted by I Believe I Can Fry, on Flickr

Resource: Alicia Mcwilliams. Dark chocolate truffles are some of the finest chocolates that anyone could ever taste. They are quite distinct and very delectable and worthy of their somewhat inflated price. Find out more tips about dark chocolate at http://darkchocolate.bestreferenceguide.com, Visit: ARTICLE ONLINE DIRECTORY.



Dark Chocolate Truffles - Higher End Of The Chocolate Industry

Dark chocolate truffles are a confectionery dream. These are the higher end of the chocolate industry and are usually quite pricey. However, for a chocolate lover, many times, price is usually not a problem. But, also keep in mind that although the price may be a bit more for some than they are for others, that in no way, shape, or form is an indication that the more expensive ones are any better than the cheaper ones. Of course, some are considerably better than others but, this is not a normal occurrence.

Chocolate truffles are basically a combination of either dark or milk chocolate, butterfat, and sometimes coconut oil. However, there are different variations all around the world. For instance, a Harvey truffle, which is a Canadian version, adds peanut butter and graham cracker crumbs into the mixture. The European favorite uses a syrup base of cocoa powder, fats, and milk powder. The Swiss are probably the most famous of the world's truffle makers and uses melted chocolate, cream, and butter. They are also sprinkled with a cocoa powder and this makes them exceptional. However, the longer they sit, the worse they get therefore, if one is looking for good high quality Swiss made truffles, by all means, make sure they are fresh.

There are many different types of truffles that utilize dark, milk, and even white chocolate. These originated in the French culture and began as "ganache." This is typically an icing, filling, or even a glaze that is created by using chocolate and heavy whipping cream. These were usually made for wealthy or noble people and were considered to be out of reach for the typical "poor" chocolate lover. These were created around eighteen fifty and would take the world by storm. But, it was said that these were created entirely by accident when a candy maker, and especially a chocolatier, had a helper that accidentally mixed cream into a chocolate batch while it was melting. This could very well be true considering that that the chocolatier referred to his helper as a "ganache" which actually means fool or idiot. It turned out to be for the better and they have been called that ever since.

Since then, every candy maker in the world has explored the truffle concoction and there have been many that have added items such as nuts and fruit to them with great success. They are now a staple item at most holidays that incorporate candy and chocolate such as Christmas and Easter and it is the dark chocolate types that are the primary type.



Saturday, February 16, 2013

Easy Choco Chip Cookies

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Photo Source: Chocolate Chip Cookies by WhereInDC, on Flickr>

What an easy way to prepare this cookie recipe where you can enjoy with your family all day. Try to explore some other ingredients in cookie-making.

Easy Choco Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
a pinch of salt
1 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 whole eggs
2 (180-gram) packs white chocolate chips

Procedures:

1 Preheat oven to 350°F.

2 Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

3 In a separate bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. Once creamy, add vanilla extract and eggs until combined. Mix in dry ingredients. Fold in white chocolate chips and divide batter among several heart-shaped pans.

4 Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool before taking out from mold.

5 Serves 6 to 8.