Wow your guests with a luxurious chocolate orange tart.
As summer turns to fall and winter approaches, bright, colorful berries are replaced with flavorful citrus on supermarket shelves. And I love baking with citrus - particularly the peel, since it is just so jam-packed with taste. Lemon, orange, lime and grapefruit all pack a powerful punch in just a little zest.
This recipe, which I first learned in pastry school, is a wonderful vehicle for citrus's bright flavors, paired with rich chocolate. It's a bit technically advanced, but if you've been cooking and baking along with me all this time, I think you can do it.
Have fun with your friends and family by serving these trompe l'oeil chocolate pretzel cookies.
In this world, there are fancy, dainty, tea party cookies, and there are fun, childish, novelty cookies. These fall squarely into the latter category - not because of the flavor, which could rival any fancy treat, but the shape, mimicking pretzels, right down to the sprinkle of "salt."
Leave the oven off and still produce a sweet treat
Between June and October in Jerusalem it’s pretty much a guarantee that your days will be hot and toasty. And New York right now is experiencing a literally record-breaking heatwave. So it’s safe to say, these are unlikely to be days you want to crank on the oven to bake. Enter these no-bake oatmeal coconut bars. Sweet, chewy, with complex flavors and, of course, chocolate, these will be a favorite with the whole family.