Blonde Chocolate (a.k.a Chocolate Candy )

Hershey's Cookies and Cream Chocolate Bar ... I went through a serious phase of being obsessed with these as a child. I even remember how sickly sweet and creamy it was, but back then it was a delight to all my senses. The title 'White Chocolate' simply applies to any form of chocolate that doesn't include cacao solids and solids are the dark parts -- powder, paste, etc.. In this white chocolate recipe, I use coconut sugar as the sweetener … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Shortbreads

On all levels of seriousness, these taste like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups in a shortbread format. They are SO delicious and, hand to God, they are really easy to make. I feel like there’s really no point in saying anything more. The buckwheat shortbread is soft and crumbly, light in colour and neutral in taste. For these reasons, it's acts as a wonderful vessel for the peanut praline and dark chocolate to meld together in an uninterrupted … [Read more...]

Trio of Truffles

Truffles and bite sized chocolates are the perfect treat for the warm seasons we're now approaching. They're easy to make and easier to carry with you anywhere. Recently I have been traveling a decent amount and, of course, I bring chocolates with me for anyone I am spending time with. Truffles and bonbons have been my go to as they are always a big winner with friends and family. After all, who doesn't love a soft centre? I have been … [Read more...]

Red Velvet Squares

Truth be told, I'm not a Valentines Day chick, but I love having a purpose for creating new recipes and holidays are awesome excuses to mess about in the kitchen. My intention this year is to keep all my recipes very simple, but aesthetically delightful and... mission accomplished, friends! Aren't they so pretty?!? The red velvet cake is soft and sweet, rich and deeply chocolatey, a touch of lemon juice gives a slight acidity to bring out the … [Read more...]

Mint Truffles

In my classes, I teach students how to create stunning chocolates using unique flavour combinations. They are encouraged to think outside the box of what's normal and run of the mill in the chocolate world. But, sometimes, the ordinary is the most extraordinary and, to me, a simple mint truffle is the epitome of that. Mint Sugar 100g ( ½ cup ) buckwheat, soaked and sprouted 10 hours 100g ( ½ cup ) xylitol 20g ( ¼ cup tightly … [Read more...]