with Greg Patent, Award Winning Cookbook Author

Chocolate

Bittersweet Chocolate Pecan Brownies

Bittersweet Chocolate Pecan Brownies

Sometimes I want a sweet baked treat but I don’t know what it is specifically. A cookie? Cake maybe?  Often a flavor or texture or both might pop into my mind and soon clarity sets in. A few days ago I found myself in this […]

Fourth of July Chocolate Chunk Brownies

Fourth of July Chocolate Chunk Brownies

Brownies are as American as apple pie and if I had my way they’d be our national cookie.  I always bake a batch for the Fourth of July.  The first published brownie recipe using melted chocolate in the batter appeared in 1906, so the cookie […]

Update: Gluten-free Chocolate Crunch Cookies

Update: Gluten-free Chocolate Crunch Cookies

In my Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookie post, I made the comment that, good as these cookies are, they left a powdery feeling in my mouth.  I decided to see if baking the dough until the cookies were crunchy—the original Toll-House method—would correct this problem. After […]

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

I am very new to gluten-free baking, and it’s not because I’ve developed a sensitivity or intolerance to gluten.  I am a baker, and I have been asked to teach a class on gluten-free baking at Rancho La Puerta next month (April, 2012).  So in […]

Chocolate Macadamia Nut Bars

Chocolate Macadamia Nut Bars

I tasted these bars for the first time a few years ago on a visit to Hawaii’s Big Island.  They have a buttery brown sugar shortbread cookie base packed with toasted macadamia nuts, a layer of caramel that bakes into the shortbread layer, and a […]