Chocolate Chess Pie

This pie has been on my list for a long time.  I wanted to make a silky smooth, custardy chocolate chess pie for when I needed pure chocolate goodness. I'm thrilled with how this one turned out.  After debating the addition of espresso powder or other spices to mix things up, I decided to go … Continue reading Chocolate Chess Pie

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Blood Orange Chocolate Tart

I think I've established that I go pretty hard with blood oranges once Winter hits, but one obvious ingredient I've never paired them with is chocolate. Think of all the legendary chocolate pairings: Terry's Chocolate Oranges.  Chocolate Orange Shortbread.  Chocolate dipped clementines.  You get the picture, so why not blood orange?? This tart is super straightforward … Continue reading Blood Orange Chocolate Tart

Chocolate Donuts with Peppermint Ganache

I'll be doing a donut segment next week on The Morning Show on Global News, so I've been testing some festive donut recipes.  I say testing because my gingerbread donuts need a bit of tweaking... Who knew that cooking molasses was a thing, much more aggressive than fancy molasses and in the same container! Be … Continue reading Chocolate Donuts with Peppermint Ganache

Chocolate Stout Layer Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting and Drizzle

Is anyone else absolutely obsessed with watching cake decorating videos on Instagram?  They are literally HYPNOTIZING and very good at convincing you that yeah, you can totally make a huge four layer cake with icing succulents.  No problem at all. Well, I didn't try to get that extravagant with this cake.  But it was my … Continue reading Chocolate Stout Layer Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting and Drizzle