Sep 022011
Gluten Free Restaurant Desserts

If you have Celiac Disease, gluten intolerance, or even gluten sensitivity then, eating desserts outside of your house can be a bit difficult. Well now, it is not as hard as it used to be because so many chain restaurants now have gluten free dessert options. GLUTEN FREE CHAIN RESTAURANTS Houlihan’s has three homemade, ice cream flavors. They are caramel macchiato, chick-o-stick, and raspberry. Plus, their crème brûlée has a rich vanilla bean custard that has caramelized sugar all over the top. Outback‘s dessert is called Chocolate Thunder From Down Under. It is an extra generous pecan brownie that is crowned with [read more…]

 September 2, 2011  Posted by
Jun 202011
Organic Desserts from Amy's Kitchen

Have you ever tried organic desserts? They are so fresh and tasty! Amy’s Kitchen (which we mentioned in a previous post about gluten free desserts), is a popular company that has amazing organic choices! ORGANIC DESSERTS There’s an apple pie with juicy organic apples and juice concentrate. It is lightly sweetened, baked in a tender butter crust made with organic whole wheat, rice, and tapioca flour. It is sweetened with honey. They do list allergens and this product contains wheat and milk. Next you have a chocolate cake, which is moist, light and, simply, irresistible. Some ingredients include organic wheat flour and [read more…]

 June 20, 2011  Posted by
Nov 122009
Thanksgiving Desserts: New World Pumpkin Spice Cake with Chocolate Glaze

This moist cake combines the fruits, nuts, and spices from the New World that the Spanish conquistadores discovered in 1508. Chocolate was part of this Mesoamerican tableau. Brown sugar and ginger arrived much later, but this cake pays homage to the riches of the original jungles and river valleys. Makes 1 (9-inch) bundt cake. Cake Ingredients 2 cups cake flour 1 tablespoon baking soda 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1 scant teaspoon grated fresh ginger 4 large eggs 2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar 1 cup vegetable oil [read more…]

 November 12, 2009  Posted by
Jul 252009
Chocolate Manufacturers - Guide for Chocoholics - Bittersweet Origins Chocolate

We featured Bittersweet in our Chocolate Manufacturers – Guide for Chocoholics. About Bittersweet: The company was founded in 2005 and then in 2007, they started to handcraft their own Bittersweet Origins chocolate bars. The founders were from AskJeeves who decided they wanted to do something completely different. About the products: These Bittersweet Origins chocolate bars are created in very small ‘micro-batches’ by the Bittersweet chocolatier, Seneca Klassen. Seneca takes the 50-pound bags of cacao beans which come from Dominican Republic, Bali or Venezuela and takes the chocolate through the whole process from the bean to the bar – and there [read more…]

 July 25, 2009  Posted by
Apr 292009
Mouthwatering Chocolate Cake Recipe

Ingredients: -> 375ml(1 1/2 cup) sugar -> 5ml (1tsp) vanilla extract -> 5 x-lg eggs ,separated -> 200ml (3/4 cup) cooking oil -> 200ml (3/4 cup) water -> 450ml (1 3/4 cup) cake flour -> 15ml (1 TBLSP) baking powder -> 60ml (1/4 cup) cocoa -> 2ml (1/4 tsp) salt Syrup -> 375ml (1 1/2 cup) water -> 5ml (1tsp) vanilla extract -> 375ml (1 1/2 cup) sugar -> 15ml (1 TBLSP) coffee powder Preparation: Preheat oven to 190c. Beat the sugar,vanilla extract and egg yolks together. Add the oil and water, beating well. Add the dry ingredients and mix [read more…]

 April 29, 2009  Posted by