Archive for August, 2010

Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes

August 10, 2010

The ultimate chocolate cupcake? Well, that is what Cook’s Illustrated AND Joan Hamburg say–so who am I to disagree (Al Dente Blog has the recipe, too)?

Really . . . these chocolate cupcakes are a cut above. The recipe takes chocolate cupcake batter and adds a spoonful of ganache to the center. Each cupcake has a blob of extra-rich chocolate-ness baked right in. And on top . . . an Italian meringue buttercream frosting that is as smooth as silk.

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Sour Cherry Soup

August 10, 2010

I love sour cherry soup. I have made it from bottled and even canned cherries, but nothing compares with fruit soup made from fresh sour cherries.

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