Monthly Archives: May 2014

  • Chocolate-covered fresh figs Chocolate-covered fresh figs

    Chocolate-covered fresh figs

Chocolate-covered fresh figs

You either love figs or you don’t. I adore figs. I enjoy straight out of the basket, or their tops slivered and then stuffed with a dollop of ricotta and a drizzle of honey, I’ll eat them dried, or even roasted. I’ll take them any colour. But only when they are perfectly ripe. In any case…. when my baking juices started flowing, and I felt guilty about not making anything for Easter weekend as I usually do, I decided to attempt covering fresh figs with chocolate. Not quite baking, it’s true, but to be fair we had a fun weekend in Niagara Falls with another family so my time was limited. The key here with this recipe is: you must use the highest-quality ingredients. Use the best chocolate you have and the freshest of fresh figs. And then once you make them, eat them. Because these don’t sit around really […]

  • Chocolate salami aka saucisson au chocolat Chocolate salami aka saucisson au chocolat

    Chocolate salami aka saucisson au chocolat

Chocolate salami aka saucisson au chocolat

A salami that is actually made of chocolate and biscuits. Mind. Blown. I felt rather Heston Blumenthal-esque when I made this, presenting all that chocolatey goodness under different pretenses. Very wicked. Very original. Whimsical, too And then, I realized this was a very traditional dessert that’s been made in Europe for decades and decades. And it turns out my maternal grandmother used to make chocolate salami every year for my mom’s birthday so I guess it’s in my blood. I found this recipe on a French blog so I had to use Google translate where my French-language skills didn’t cut it. Here is my loose translation…. Ingredients: 200g dark chocolate (70 per cent) 100g butter (or butter-tasting margarine) 2 extra-fresh egg yolks 2 teaspoons of Amaretto liqueur (or whatever you prefer) 2 pinches of dried chili flakes 8 petits-beurre cookies (80g) (any butter biscuits should do, or tea cookies) 7 […]