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Chocolate Marshmallows

Visiting my sister in Switzerland, while shopping she introduced me to a local tradition. Actually, she whispered the name as it had started to create controversy for its racism. Basically they are chocolate marshmallows. Chocolate Heads (Mohrenkopf in Switzerland and...

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Pane Cioccolato

It's the beginning of summer, time for a favorite sweet bread for the masses.  Looking at my files, I found Pane Cioccolato (chocolate bread) a formula from Nancy Silverton's La Brea book.This last bit of leftover dough was turned into two batards....

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Läderach Chocolatier Suisse

On our last visit to Switzerland, I remembered enjoying the endless blocks of chocolate stores found in any urban center. All share a common window display, namely slabs of chocolate. Upon returning home to New York, I noticed  a new Swiss chocolatier opening...

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Sitting on the Rhine river in Basel Switzerland, Xocolatl is a cafe that specializes in fair-trade coffee and chocolate. Known as "bean-to-bar, it's a lovely place to sit and just inhale the rich aromas as you enjoy coffee, chocolate, and tarts. Here...

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Bread And Chocolate

Below is a pane al cioccolato (chocolate bread) from a formula I scribbled years ago in school. Recently I tinkered with a straight dough version, adding ale and some primo spiced chocolate chips from Le Boite. But I wasn't satisfied; the final bread seemed too...

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Quatres Quart Chocolat (Le Boite)

Hankering for pound cake, I made a batch using chocolate chips provided by spice shop master, Lior Lev Sercarz. More specifically, I incorporated his #39 Reims spiced-chocolate. Normally reserved for hot cocoa, below are photos of the quatres quarts au chocolat...

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