Homemade chocolate truffles are probably the most romantic food gift you could give someone. Unless, of course, that person is allergic to chocolate or something tragic like that. Truffles are simply rounds or rectangles of chocolatey rich ganache, tenderly scooped or cut and shaped individually, then dipped in chocolate. They’re beautiful even if you’re inexperienced at making them, and eating them is such a special treat. In this post I’m giving you options for your truffles. You can stuff a toasted hazelnut on the inside of the truffle for a fun surprise, or leave the flavorful ganache to shine on its own. You can temper chocolate and dip into that for a crisp and shiny shell, or dip in melted chocolate then roll in ground hazelnuts for show. With so many options you’re bound to find the right fit for you.…
If you’ve been vegan for a while, chances are that you’ve eaten your share of disappointing brownies. Either it’s cake that’s masquerading itself as a brownie, or something that is closer to fudge. Brownies are tricky, and not only because there are as many ideas of what makes a perfect brownie as there are people who eat brownies. For me, the perfect brownie is chewy, richly chocolaty, has a shiny, crackly top and won’t be confused for either fudge or cake. In short, it’s this brownie….
Are you looking for a rich and indulgent muffin that happens to be stuffed full of potassium*? Well, your search can now end! These vegan double chocolate banana muffins have it all. They’re chock full of rich chocolatey flavor. Cocoa powder and chopped dark chocolate tip these muffins dangerously towards dessert territory, which is just the way I like my muffins. There’s just enough sugar added to take off the bitter edge of chocolate, while not turning the muffins saccharine. To top off the perfection that is these muffins, the mashed bananas make it so only a couple tablespoons of oil are needed for the softest and most tender muffins you ever did meet. So, what are you waiting for? A couple of bowls, 12 ingredients, and mayyybe 35 minutes of your time are all that’s needed for you to meet the chocolatey banana treats of your dreams….