Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Got Chocolate?

Do you have a friend in need of some chocolate?

If so, I would suggest making these most delicious Chocolate Covered Almonds.  They are seriously good.


They involve all sorts of the very best things.

Like roasted almonds.

And cinnamon sugar syrup.

And chocolate.

Lots of melted dark chocolate.

And we can't forget the cocoa!

All in a pretty little box.

These sweeties may look humble, but believe me, they are not.  One taste and you will be smitten.

Yep, it's true.  You will be smitten over almonds.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Chocolate, Chocolate Cupcakes

I recently baked cupcakes for a retirement party.  

When I asked the retiree to name her cupcake preference she said, "Chocolate.  Chocolate, chocolate".  And, so I baked. 

There was a lot of chopping involved.    

Chocolate Babycakes

With Chocolate Ganache

Devil's Food, indeed!  They were delicious.  I didn't wait for the ganache to fully set, as called for in the recipe . . . it was getting late!  Instead, I dipped the cupcakes in the thickening ganache and left it at that.     Not pretty piping, as I had planned, but perfect all the same.