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dark chocolate ganache truffles

In baking, culinary experiments, desserts, sweet treats on 03.03.12 at 10:08 am

i heart chocolate. i’m guessing you do, too. ;)

here’s another bakesale winner… so simple, yet so good. i picked up some lovely (organic & gluten-free!) dark chocolate chunks at market 17, one of my fave local markets, and felt inspired to make homemade chocolate ganache truffles. and it’s surprisingly easy to do.

adapted from sweethome

the ganache:
heat up a small saucepan and melt together the following ingredients:
– 1/4 cup unsalted butter (at room temperature, cubed)
– 2/3 cup light cream (a lower-fat alternative for whipping cream)
– 1 tbsp honey
– remove from heat and set aside

– place dark chocolate (chunks or finely chopped) in a large, heatproof bowl
– pour creamy mixture over the chocolate chunks in bowl and whisk together until the ingredients are combined and smooth
– add 1 tbsp pure vanilla to ganache for a flavour boost

– tightly cover bowl of ganache and refrigerate for approx 1 hour

(tip: if you want to plan ahead and save time on the day-of, prep the ganache the night before. i did that for the bakesale, and left the bowl in the fridge overnight.)

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sugar heart cookies

In baking, culinary experiments, desserts, snacks, sweet treats on 02.23.12 at 7:07 pm

bake sales are pretty rad. it’s amazing what a difference you can make with the generous help of volunteers, some homemade baked goods made with love, and a vibrant, caring community.

a fellow local foodie blogger, vincci at ceci n’est pas un food blog, had a fantastic idea to host the 2nd annual calgary food blogger bake sale (#yycFBBS) — organizing a volunteer initiative with more than 20 local foodie bloggers and casel marché. with the generous support of the fantastic local community, all proceeds from this charity bake sale raised $1,900 for brown bagging for calgary’s kids society earlier this month. pretty sweet. :)

i’m definitely not a seasoned baker, but i felt honoured to be invited to bake and volunteer with this community culinary initiative. i thought it would be the perfect occasion to try out a homemade sugar cookie recipe that my friend sarah from texas introduced me to a few years ago. yummers.

pre-heat oven to 350F

the cookie dough:
mix the following ingredients together until well combined:
– 3/4 cup unsalted butter (at room temperature, cubed)
– 3/4 cup organic cane sugar

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[a sweet cause] calgary food blogger bake sale

In baking, desserts, snacks, sweet treats on 02.10.12 at 7:14 am

do you have a sweet tooth? i know i do. ;) if you’re in the calgary area this weekend and are a big fan of chocolate, sweet treats and savory snacks, check out the calgary food blogger bake sale (#yycFBBS) at casel marché, feb 11-12. there will be lots of yummy baked goods from more than 20 food bloggers from the local community! besides, it’s for a good cause — all proceeds from the charity bake sale will go to brown bagging for calgary’s kids society. hope to see you there!

yummy treats c/o your friendly neighbourhood food bloggers:

anna’s appetite (http://annasappetite.wordpress.com)
calgary is awesome (http://calgaryisawesome.com)
ceci n’est pas un food blog (http://cecinestpasunfoodblog.com)
chatterpin (http://chatterpin.blogspot.com)
chocolate & ginger (http://chocolateandginger.com)
clearly the place to eat (http://stomachtreatment.blogspot.com)
clockwork lemon (http://clockworklemon.com)
club club (http://clubclub.tumblr.com)
dan’s good side (http://dansgoodside.com)
dining room empire (http://diningroomempire.blogspot.com)
dinner with julie (http://dinnerwithjulie.com)
f-log for thought (http://f-log-for-thought.blogspot.com)
fig & fennel (http://figandfennel.wordpress.com)
food mamma (http://foodmamma.com)
food with presence (http://foodwithpresence.com)
get a fucking tastebud (http://getafuckingtastebud.tumblr.com)
global dish (http://globaldish.ca)
just a smidgen (http://justasmidgen.com)
scrumptiously fit food (http://scrumptiouslyfitfood.blogspot.com)
the vegan cookbook aficionado (http://cookbookaficionado.wordpress.com)
this sh*t’s delicious (http://thisshtsdelicious.wordpress.com)
yumyumyummers (https://yumyumyummers.wordpress.com)

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