chocolate

Earl Grey Chocolate Mousse with Lavender-Mascarpone Whipped Cream

Evan Kalman’s Smoked Salt & Earl Grey Chocolate Mousse with Lavender-Mascarpone Whipped Cream

Chocolate mousse is a classic. I’ve tried nearly every variation, but my benchmark is still Julia Child’s traditional version, which hits that perfect intersection of flavor and texture. A good mousse is worth the effort, but it does require a fair amount of work. Bain Maries, ice baths, carefully melting the chocolate, vigorously whipping the egg yolks, carefully incorporating the egg whites — this isn’t a quick weeknight dessert. I found that you can cut out nearly all the effort by swapping your whisk for a blender. The Wolf Gourmet high performance blender does all the work melting, mixing, and aerating… Read more

Paleo Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Paleo Double Chocolate Chip Cookies from The Roasted Root

There’s nothing like the scent of homemade cookies permeating your home. The comfort of the whole process – from preparing cookie dough to baking and consuming – is unparalleled! Rich, chocolatey cookies are one of my favorite indulgences, but as someone with many food intolerances, I need to be careful about the ingredients that go into my desserts. This double chocolate chip cookie recipe is grain-free, refined sugar-free, and paleo-friendly. Made with almond flour and sweetened with pure maple syrup, these cookies are on the healthier end of the dessert spectrum. Plus, they’re packed with rich chocolate flavor! Preparing the… Read more

Chocolate cake

Chocolate Cake with Mocha Cream Frosting

Dark and rich, this cake is as chocolaty as a classic devils’ food layer cake but comes together like a simple quick bread. It is a versatile recipe that can be baked and frosted in a 9 by 13 inch pan for game-day parties or casual celebrations. Or, it can be made into a two-layer showstopper like the one above. The whipped cream base yields a soft, light frosting and the hint of espresso complements the chocolate cake.   The Wolf Gourmet countertop oven with convection bakes, broils, roasts, proofs, toasts, and warms – all in a fast, energy efficient… Read more