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Baking with Chocolate

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Are you obsessed with The Great British Bake Off? I am! It’s become a nightly ritual to watch an episode or two. It’s further ignited my baking compulsion. Thankfully, the holidays are coming and there will be plenty of opportunities to bake for parties and gifts.

I’ve baked a few wonderful things over the past few weeks and I thought I’d share. All of these recipes feature high-quality, single-origin chocolate. I’m a bit chocolate focused at the moment as I’m working hard on my other site… chocolatecodex.com

Sorry to my readers with dietary restrictions, I love you but these are all conventional recipes with flour, butter, sugar and dairy. 

Individual Chocolate Babka Rolls

Those lovely chocolate rolls in the photo above are my attempt at chocolate babka. I used high quality chocolate from The Grenada Chocolate Company. The recipe comes from Smitten Kitchen. You can find the details here…

Chocolate Swirl Buns by Smitten Kitchen

Mine didn’t quite get the rise that her’s did, but they tasted great. If you make them, be sure to include the cinnamon…it is a really nice addition to the flavour.

Chocolate Angel Food Layer Cake

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I had a bunch of egg whites kicking around so I decided to make an angel food cake. Instead of baking it in a tube pan, I used a small sheet pan and cut out the layers. This style of cake building was made popular by Christina Tosi at Momofuku Milk Bar. I recommend her book if you have a major sweet tooth.

I used this angel food cake batter recipe from Epicurious…

Chocolate Angel Food Cake

Instead of the toppings in the recipe, I made a chocolate ganache using Marou Chocolate. I also layered it with raspberry jam and topped it with hand-rolled truffles and fresh raspberries.

Chocolate Cookie Madness

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Finally, I made 3 incredible cookie recipes for a chocolate cookie taste test. If you are planning to make cookies for the holidays; I highly recommend reading our taste test results.

Chocolate Cookie Taste Test

That is the craziness that has been going on in The Blenderist kitchen. If you’ve been baking, be sure to share your recent successes with me in the comments!

4 Comments

  1. Wow, you are a super talented baker! I suck…I mean REALLY SUCK at baking! Haha! If I attempted any of these recipes it would probably be the cookies. If I try really hard I can usually bake a semi-decent cookie! The recipe for the World Peace Cookie seemed like something I’d like.

    • Jasmine Lukuku says

      Thank you, baking is a slight obsession for me. The World Peace Cookies are excellent and they are probably the easiest to adapt to a vegan recipe. 😉

    • Jasmine Lukuku says

      Thanks Michelle! It’s keeping me busy, maintaining two sites…but I love it!

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