Tag Archives: dark chocolate

Florentines

I seem to have never-ending stash of nuts and dried fruits (not that I’m complaining). They usually end up in my homemade granola. On this particular day, I felt like I deserved something more treat-worthy, and so I turned to … Continue reading

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Dark chocolate & hazelnut cake, a birthday cake

Most people who know my dad would find it terrible hard to buy him a gift. He’s just one of those who has everything he needs and no desire for extravagance. However, there are few things that he loves unreservedly … Continue reading

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Matcha (green tea) éclairs

I am a great fan of Japanese pastry chef, Sadaharu Aoiki. He opened his first patisserie in Paris where he honed his skills before opening his pastisserie in Japan very much later. He is a master of French pastries and … Continue reading

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Lavender honey cupcakes with dark chocolate frosting

What you see is often what you get. In the case of these cupcakes, the luscious spread of dark chocolate frosting deceives you into believing that beneath it lies something equally chocolatey, plain or somewhere in between. No one came … Continue reading

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Salted-caramel dark chocolate tart

I’m a self-confessed caramel addict especially when salted caramel (or caramel salé) is in question. I love it when caramel has been push to its limits, the dark amber coloured, bittersweet heaven, a moment just before it turns into burnt … Continue reading

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