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YouTube Video Share: Speciality Cakes

YouTube Video Share: Speciality Cakes

How to make a Princess cake:

This one shows you how to do this with fondant

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=sfiOcsCe4Mo&feature=endscreen

and this second one shows you how to do this with frosting and sprinkles

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bx7inOE_vMA&feature=em-subs_digest-vrecs

This is an interesting one that shows you how to make a doll face out of fondant

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyjwY_DzFaE

 

 

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YouTube video share: Viggo Mortenson Chocoholic

YouTube video share: Viggo Mortenson Chocoholic

This is a video I found today on Youtube. Viggo is talks about how chocolate helped him get through filming “The Road.”

Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVp97TbUOC4

 

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Repost: How The Mayans Used Chocolate

Repost: How The Mayans Used Chocolate

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Wealthy Mayans drank their chocolate from elaborate cups designed and decorated by artists. The paintings on these cups tell a lot about the uses of chocolate in Mayan life. Chocolate was used in various ceremonies, including religious ceremonies. Chocolate was even drunk as part of betrothal and marriage ceremonies.

 

 

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Repost: Chocolate

Repost: Chocolate

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Ah, chocolat, chocolat, comment je t’aime ! Permettez-moi de comte les façons! (French)

(Oh, chocolate, chocolate, how I love you! Let me count the ways!)

I love chocolate, all things chocolate. (Well almost–some things would not taste good chocolate-covered; but I’m not going to go there.) For my very first chocolate blog, I will answer the question, where does chocolate come from?

Chocolate has been around for about 2,000 years. It starts as a bean from the cacao tree, which grows in tropical rainforests in South America. South America is also known for producing the best coffee in the world: which also starts as a bean. I don’t think there is any connection, but it is still interesting to think about.

Natives such as the Maya and the Aztec mixed the cacao beans with various spices to make a drink. No one knows for sure how the Mayans and Aztecs discovered the tasty properties of the cacao bean, but, when they did discover it, it began a treasured treat. Their artwork often depicts people gathering the beans, and enjoying drinks made from the cacao.

To make the chocolate, the Mayans removed the outer husk, and fermented and roasted the seeds inside. The seeds were ground into paste with a stone. The paste was then mixed with a variety of other ingredients, including chili peppers. They did not have any sugar back then, so they probably used honey to sweeten this drink.

Next time, I’ll look at some of the ways that the Mayans used chocolate.

 

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Repost: Cherry Chocolate Brownies–Yummy

http://annumography.wordpress.com/2013/02/27/ghirardelli-chocolate-covered-cherry-brownies/

 

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Rachael Ray’s Chocolate Fondue

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael-ray/chocolate-fondue-recipe/index.html

ingredients

ingredients

Directions
Heat 1/2 cup cream in a heavy non-reactive saucepot over moderate heat until cream comes to a low boil. Remove the pan from the heat and add chocolate. Let the chocolate stand in hot cream 3 to 5 minutes to soften, then whisk chocolate together with the cream. Stir in liqueur and/or chopped nuts and transfer the fondue to a fondue pot or set the mixing bowl on a rack above a small lit candle. If fondue becomes too thick, stir in reserved cream, 1 tablespoon at a time, to desired consistency. Arrange your favorite dippables in piles on a platter along side chocolate fondue with fondue forks, bamboo skewers or seafood forks, as utensils, for dipping.

See more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael-ray/chocolate-fondue-recipe/index.html#sthash.q87nk81v.dpuf

 

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Repost: Chocolate pie recipe

http://sodoesthatmeaniamsouthern.com/2013/02/27/chocolate-dream-pie-a-work-in-progress-aim-and-shoot/

 

I love chocolate pie, this looks like a yummy recipe

 
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Posted by on March 2, 2013 in chocolate, chocolate pie

 

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