vosges chocolate – mo’s bacon bar

I enjoy bacon and I also enjoy chocolate. Together? Not too sure.

You could taste both the sweetness of the chocolate and the saltiness of the bacon. Both were pretty delicious…though I couldn’t quite get into enjoying both flavors together…

Maybe it’s just me? Maybe I’m not into bacon as much as I thought? I’m sure there are people out there who love this sorta stuff. Anyone wanna share your opinions/thoughts?

You can find the bacon bar and more varieties at Vosges Chocolate.

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cooking: walnut chocolate chip cookies

I was feeling pretty ambitious the other day and in addition to making dinner, I decided to make some cookies…keep in mind this was my second time making cookies so I was a little bit worried about how they would come out…

Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies
adapted from Leite’s Culinaria & some inspiration from Runner’s Kitchen
yields about 40, 4″-5″ diameter cookies

2 c minus 2 tbsp cake flour
1 2/3 c bread flour
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
2 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 1/4 c light brown sugar
1 c plus 2 tbsp granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 c 60% bittersweet chocolate chips
1 c walnuts, chopped

Sift flours, baking powder, baking soda, and kosher salt.

Using stand mixer on low speed, cream sugars and butter for about 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla. Next, add flour mixture slowly until combined. Add chocolate chips and walnuts until well mixed. Turn off mixer.

Place dough onto large piece of parchment paper and roll into 3″-4″ diameter “log” shape. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in fridge for at least 24 hours. You will probably have to do this in 2 batches.

Preheat oven to 350° and line baking sheet with parchment. Slice 1/2″ – 3/4″ pieces from the dough “logs” and place on parchment lined sheet, keeping space between the slices.

Place in oven for 18 minutes. Transfer cookies to cooling rack for an additional 10 minutes.


My second time making cookies: Success!!

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aero bars!

I haven’t had these in years! I came across them tonight when I was wandering around aimlessly in the International section of Wegman’s, the UK section in particular.

I first tried these when I went to Canada a couple years back. Nestle Aero is a chocolate bar who’s slogan is “feel the bubbles”. These Aero bars have several voids in it, thus making it look like a sponge. It’s pretty neat, since the voids kind of make the chocolate taste much creamier (maybe it’s just me haha)…and of course, I think they’re pretty good.

Soooo glad Wegman’s has them. If you haven’t had these yet, come out here and try one! I got them at the Wegman’s in Cherry Hill, NJ.

P.S. There are also different varieties. The one pictured in the background is a mint chocolate flavor.

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ally’s chocolate cake w/ pb frosting

My buddy Tom at work brought in some leftover treats that his gf made again. This time, it was a chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting.

Oh my god….it was so delicious. Think eating a Reese’s peanut butter cup…but in cake form.

I want more.

Thanks guys. It was fantastic!

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