Posts Tagged ‘Chocolate’

Happy 4th of July! Here are Some Blondies

Chocolate Chip Butterscotch Toffee Pecan Blondies Recipe

A very happy and festive 4th of July, American readers! Everyone else: hey, it’s still Friday, right? Win! In case you’re looking for a last-minute sweet treat for your picnic or cookout (except this stupid Hurricane Arthur is really throwing off our festive groove, no?), here are the blondies that I have probably made more […] Read more…

Bittersweet Chocolate Pudding

Bittersweet Chocolate Pudding

I really think February is just the worst month.  I know it’s a short one, but it drags on FOREVER.  In the Northern Hemisphere it’s still cold and dark, and this year has been particularly full of ice and wet and slush and snow and also the COLD, goodness gracious.  The major holidays are over, […] Read more…

Crispy Chewy Coconut Macaroons

Crispy Chewy Coconut Macaroons. Recipe at www.sweetnothingsnyc.com

Lately it seems that the French version of the classic macaron/macaroon cookie is getting all the love.  Don’t get me wrong: les macarons are crazy delicious– delicately flavored, tender, chewy, and light-as-air confections.  That’s all well and good, but those suckers can be super finicky to make at home.  There’s nothing especially complicated about them– […] Read more…

Chocolate-Cranberry Mascarpone Tart

Chocolate Cranberry Mascarpone Tart

A chocolate cookie crumb crust, vanilla-scented mascarpone cream filling, and a tart, spicy cranberry topping?  Okay then. Seriously, this is SUCH a holiday-friendly dessert.  You make everything ahead of time and scatter some crystalized ginger over the top before serving, meaning you don’t have to be running around the kitchen frantically before dessert; you can […] Read more…

Pie To Go: Chocolate-Chip Nut Bars

Chocolate Chip Walnut Bars

Thanksgiving!  Parties!  Christmas Dinners!  New Year’s Day feasts!  Usually by this point in the year I have, oh, several hundred holiday dessert recipes bookmarked, but this year I’m feeling oddly uninpsired (although it’s still early yet– I might get get over it (I’ll probably get over it)).  Instead of finding a trendy ingredient or an […] Read more…

Nutella Swirl Bread

Nutella Swirl Bread

I’ve had the idea for this bread brewing in the back of my mind for MONTHS.  I stopped at a coffee shop in Grand Central one morning a while back to get a cup of decaf, because I live life on the edge, and the bakery display case had slices of a pound-cake-like something labeled […] Read more…

Chocolate Mint Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Otherwise known as “savoring summer as long as possible, in spite of the magazine covers that are telling me to stock up on boots and sweaters.” For the Fresh Mint Ice Cream: (adapted from The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz) 1 bunch fresh mint, preferably organic 2 c. heavy cream 1 c. whole milk 3/4 […] Read more…

Cherry-Chocolate Swirl Ice Cream

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Obviously this baby needed a recipe post. The denim/gingham bow/cherry embroidery combination reminded me of classic summer desserts: berry shortcakes and cherry pies and bright red snowcones. That reminded me of this wonderful, tiny snowcone stand in Virginia where we used to go on our days off when I was a camp counselor that offers […] Read more…

Peanut Butter Chocolate Hearts

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It’s amazing how much I accomplished this weekend without a computer (or a sense of security) to distract me.  I mean, I went DOMESTIC on my apartment.  Seriously.  So much laundry and cleaning and clearing and organizing and planning and shaking out the bad juju.  The place is gleaming.  I polished wood furniture.  I hung pictures.  […] Read more…

Holiday Tart, in Chocolate and Caramel

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So last year I made this dessert to take to my father’s house for Christmas night dinner. I mean, I knew we’d all like it, as it is primarily composed of chocolate, butter, and cream, but I was wholly unprepared for the almost maniacal passion Dad conceived for this thing. In the lead-up to Christmas […] Read more…

Espresso Bomb Ice Cream

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What ho!  I have internet again!  Let’s GET DOWN TO IT. [At some point in the future I’m going to provide the recipe for Espresso Bombs, but suffice it to say that they’re essentially single servings of chilled coffee ganache, topped with chocolate-covered espresso beans. Chocolate, cream, espresso: an unholy trinity of awesome that inspired […] Read more…

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