Chocolate snails

These little pastries are an Eastern European version of pain au chocolat. I like them just as much as their more famous French cousin, but they are easier to make due to a lower butter content. When I was growing up chocolate snails were a breakfast treat, but they take a few hours to make and taste best fresh out… Read more →

Cute little cookies

I’ve been owing a chocolate post for quite some time now, one that I promised you could use the Best Chocolate Frosting Ever for. When I was young we would get a bag of these little bite-sized cookies from a bakery; they were a big childhood favourite of mine. I always thought they would be way too much effort to… Read more →

Custard cups

I had promised that the next chocolate post would be about cute little cookies that you can fill with the best chocolate frosting ever, but that post takes some work to write (just like the cookies take some work to make). In the meantime, here is a way to make something that looks fancy with very little effort. I’ve just… Read more →

The best chocolate frosting ever

My issue with most versions of cake frosting is that the first bite is really delicious, the second one is ok, and after that the experience goes downhill very quickly. This recipe does a great job of solving this problem. It is based on a butter cream from Julia Child’s “Mastering the art of French cooking” – if you don’t… Read more →