Who doesn't love chocolate. Only those with allergies to it, I imagine. Don't you pity those poor people? There are so many wonderful chocolate treats to be had. Check these out and see if there's not one or two chocolate dishes you HAVE to try right now!
Easy and tasty chocolate bread pudding made in just a few minutes in the microwave. Ordinary sandwich bread works fine or you can use fancier bread for a fancier pudding. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream, if desired.
The classic flourless chocolate cake by Elizabeth David. Needs no tweakin', just eatin'
Get the best chocolate and the freshest eggs and it's a no-brainer. This is the cake my 5 yo nephew always asks my sister for and ALL the boys demolish it!!
These are chewy, fudgy, SUPER EASY cookies that you can probably make right now! I have watched these disappear time and again and everyone is always asking for the recipe. It is almost embarrassing to give it out, it is that easy :) Enjoy! (12/14/06: I wanted to add that Betty Crocker has updated this recipe by adding 1 tsp. vanilla extract, but I don't want to change the original recipe.) *12/22/07: Please see my tips at the end of the recipe! **12/23/08: Betty Crocker has now added a version of the same exact recipe in which the cookie dough balls are rolled in granulated sugar instead of powdered sugar. I've tried this and they're also very good.
This is a recipe I adopted from the Recipezaar account. UPDATE May 30, 2006: This is great! The mint flavour somewhat dissipates but it is still lurking in there! As it was hot in my kitchen, the chocolate mixture never got to room temperature. Therefore, mine never really "set up" properly. So I froze it. That worked beautifully! It was like a fudgsicle in a pie shell. It was somewhat difficult to cut but it wasn't impossible. I look forward to making this again and again. It was a great treat on an unbearably hot day! Plus, it is nice to know that I have a special sweet treat hiding in my freezer just waiting for me! (Chilling time is not included)
The addition of cocoa and cinnamon makes this a Mexican classic! You can make this into one 10-inch bundt, two 9x5 loaf cakes, or four 8x4 loaf cakes. NOTE: Don't overbake or this will be dry. Posted for 'Zaar World Tour II.
For chocolate-peanut butter lovers! This recipe is a family tradition. Our family couldn't wait to get Minnesota bars mailed to us from Grandma every Christmas. My sister and I would also make them with our grandmother when we would visit. I don't know where the name came from--my dad spent some of his childhood in Minnesota.
I haven't tried this, but the combination of chocolate in pfeffernusse intrigues me. I thought I should put it here to try someday. The recipe comes from Christmas Baking: Traditional Recipes Made Easy by Christian Teubner. I'm guessing at the prep and cook times.
This is another one of my mother's recipes. She got this one from a neighbour while she was still living in Israel. Since this is decadent and is not really for diabetics, we use this only on special occasions. Some of the measurements, though, are in grams, because that was the kind my mother used while she was growing up in Israel. I tried to get her to convert the measurements so what you see below is mainly a guess estimate, really.
From Maida Heatter's Book of Great Chocolate Desserts. Maida says, "These are the biggest, thickest, gooiest, chewiest, darkest, sweetest, mostest-of-the-most chocolate bars with an almost wet middle and a crisp-crunchy top." It is best to bake these a day before - they cannot be cut into bars when they are too fresh. The instructions may seem long, but Maida Heatter is very detailed! If you read through them, you will see how quickly the recipe goes!
From Maida Heatter's Brand-New Book of Great Cookies, October 1995. When you look at all the steps to make these brownies, it might seem overwhelming, but Maida is very specific and these directions will actually go pretty fast.