Celebrating a Week of Chocolate + A Chocolate Dessert Round-up!
I love chocolate. I’m not sure why but I was a milk chocolate only girl growing up. But now that I bake quite a bit more and perhaps my palate has changed, I can’t get enough of semi and bittersweet chocolate. Love it.
In honor of Valentine’s Day next week and the Cooking Channel’s week of chocolate . . rich chocolate themed shows airing like crazy this week, I wanted to compile some chocolate dessert recipes I have made in case you become inspired and want to make something for your special loved ones for Valentine’s Day. So, I’ll keep this one short today and get right down to business (click on the title names for the recipes):
Chocolate Chip Cookies
These are probably one of the best homemade chocolate chip cookies I have ever tasted; up there with the NY Times CCC recipe.
If you still want chocolate but not chocolate cake.
And last, but certainly not least. . my new favorite chocolate CAKE recipe in a Chocolate Mini Bundt Cake!!!
In the words of Alton Brown, from the latest Iron Chef America Chocolate and coconut challenge, “Life is like a box of chocolates. Without a little bitterness, the sweetness don’t mean a thing.” Or, you might find this quote more inspiring. . I saw this at the mall, in the window of a chocolate shop: