Chocolate, and more chocolate

Cakes, candies, cookies and anything else that can be improved with chocolate

Recipe: Chocolate cookies from Andrei's in Irvine

October 5, 2013

Recipe: Chocolate cookies from Andrei's in Irvine

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 Recipe: Hazelnut brown butter torte with bittersweet chocolate

September 21, 2013

Recipe: Hazelnut brown butter torte with bittersweet chocolate

1 hour. Serves 8 to 12

Recipe: Flourless chocolate cake

September 14, 2013

Recipe: Flourless chocolate cake

Dear SOS: We recently ate a delicious dinner at Gale's Restaurant in Pasadena and celebrated birthdays with its flourless chocolate cake, which was very light and heavenly, not dense like many flourless chocolate cakes. Any chance of getting its recipe?

Culinary SOS: Mocha cookies from Euro Pane

December 29, 2011

Culinary SOS: Mocha cookies from Euro Pane

Dear SOS: I am in love with a cookie from Euro Pane in Pasadena. It is the mocha cookie. We were in the restaurant last weekend, and I asked for the recipe, and they laughed at me. I thought you might have a better chance.

Recipe: Bittersweet chocolate cake with hot fudge sauce and cioccolati perugini

December 1, 2011

Recipe: Bittersweet chocolate cake with hot fudge sauce and cioccolati perugini

Total time: 2 hours, plus cooling and tempering times

Recipe: Cinnamon <i>bumuelos</i> with maple-macadamia, chocolate and peanut butter dipping sauces

December 15, 2011

Recipe: Cinnamon bumuelos with maple-macadamia, chocolate and peanut butter dipping sauces

Cinnamon bumuelos with maple-macadamia, chocolate and peanut butter dipping sauces

Recipe: White chocolate turtle cookies

December 15, 2011

Recipe: White chocolate turtle cookies

"The holidays are about spending time with the ones you love. For me, my favorite thing is to make sure that the ones I love are enjoying the sweet treats I love to bake during the month of December. This cookie recipe is a perfect combination of so many of our favorites: white chocolate, caramel, pecans, cinnamon and a sweet, dark chocolate dough. These tender cookies host a creamy surprise center around a Rolo candy — my very favorite as a young girl!"

Culinary SOS: Chocolate chip cookies from Chelsea

April 27, 2013

Culinary SOS: Chocolate chip cookies from Chelsea

Dear SOS: On a recent trip to London, I was quite taken with the chocolate chip cookies I ate at Gail's restaurant and bakery [341 Fulham Road in Chelsea]. I would be very greatful if you could obtain the recipe.

Recipe: Chocolate chip cookies

April 14, 2012

Recipe: Chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate chip cookies

Culinary SOS: Julienne's double-chocolate espresso walnut cookies

10:00 AM EDT, March 17, 2012

Culinary SOS: Julienne's double-chocolate espresso walnut cookies

Dear SOS: I am from North Carolina and recently visited Los Angeles. While there I visited Julienne in San Marino. The double-chocolate espresso walnut cookie is the best I have ever eaten. Would it be possible to get the recipe for this cookie?

Culinary SOS: Carpe Diem's Mexican chocolate pot de cr&#232;me

February 9, 2012

Culinary SOS: Carpe Diem's Mexican chocolate pot de crème

Dear SOS: My husband and I recently visited downtown Napa, Calif. The amazing chocolate dessert at Carpe Diem is absolutely the best chocolate dessert I've ever tasted! And I am not a big dessert person. Satin-smooth chocolate with a texture between a pudding and souffle, but better. Not too sweet and topped with a small drop of whipped cream and then sprinkled with perfectly roasted and salted pepitas [pumpkin seeds]. Divine.

Culinary SOS: Lawry's Nutella chocolate espresso Kahlua mousse

March 30, 2013

Culinary SOS: Lawry's Nutella chocolate espresso Kahlua mousse

Dear SOS: I am a former California native, having lived in Pasadena for almost 47 years. Our family used to eat at the Lawry's establishments all of the time. I am trying to find a recipe for the Lawry's chocolate Kahlua mousse.

Culinary SOS: Brunos <i>budino al </i><i>caramello</i>

April 13, 2013

Culinary SOS: Brunos budino al caramello

Dear SOS: We had dinner one night at Brunos Trattoria on Birch Street in downtown Brea. Although most of what we had was actually quite good, we fell in love at first bite with the budino al caramello (caramel pudding/chocolate ganache/whipped cream). Yes, it was so good that we would definitely be willing to go there just for that! Is there any way you could get that recipe?

Culinary SOS: Lucca Cafe's brownies

June 30, 2011

Culinary SOS: Lucca Cafe's brownies

Dear SOS: Had a lovely lunch last Friday at the Lucca Cafe in Irvine. The meal was wonderful. The payoff was their brownie. It was so good that several of us ordered an extra one to take home. It almost seemed as if the outside were a chocolate meringue and the inside a very moist, soft chocolate. If you could secure the recipe, we would be forever grateful!

Culinary SOS: Cucina Rustica's chocolate trio torte

June 2, 2011

Culinary SOS: Cucina Rustica's chocolate trio torte

Dear SOS: Last summer while vacationing in Sedona, Ariz., our family had a fabulous dinner at an Italian restaurant called Cucina Rustica. For dessert we had the most delicious three-chocolate mousse cheesecake. I would love to have this recipe. It is divine! I am hoping that you can procure this recipe.

Recipe: Bittersweet ganache

April 1, 2010

Recipe: Bittersweet ganache

 

Recipe: Chocolate apricot balls

January 20, 2011

Recipe: Chocolate apricot balls

 

Recipe: Frozen chocolate zabaglione

December 30, 2010

Recipe: Frozen chocolate zabaglione

Last summer, L.A. Times Test Kitchen manager Noelle Carter became fascinated with zabaglione, the velvety Italian dessert sauce made with egg yolks, sugar, a little bit of alcohol, and not much else. She came up with several delicious variations, but the one we liked best was this one, kind of a cross between a semifreddo and an ice cream. It doesn't freeze as hard as ice cream does, so the texture is a bit more delicate. And the flavor is out of this world, particularly this version, in which the flavor of bittersweet chocolate is perfectly accented by a hint of Port.

Recipe: Mom's chocolate chip cookies

8:47 PM EDT, May 15, 2013

Recipe: Mom's chocolate chip cookies

Mom's chocolate chip cookies

Recipe: Frozen chocolate zabaglione

November 4, 2010

Recipe: Frozen chocolate zabaglione

Frozen chocolate zabaglione

Culinary SOS: Farmeeoh cookies

November 4, 2010

Culinary SOS: Farmeeoh cookies

 

Recipe: Tangerine and thyme chocolate chip cookies

October 14, 2010

Recipe: Tangerine and thyme chocolate chip cookies

Tangerine and thyme chocolate chip cookies

Recipe: Chocolate macarons

April 1, 2010

Recipe: Chocolate macarons

Chocolate macarons

Recipe: Emily's chocolate mandel bread

May 6, 2010

Recipe: Emily's chocolate mandel bread

Emily's chocolate mandel bread

Recipe: My mother's hamantaschen, but filled with Nutella

February 25, 2010

Recipe: My mother's hamantaschen, but filled with Nutella

My mother's hamantaschen, but filled with Nutella

Recipe: Snowflake pretzel rods

Recipe: Snowflake pretzel rods

Total time: 30 minutes

Recipe: Palate's chocolate pudding

October 14, 2009

CULINARY SOS

Recipe: Palate's chocolate pudding

 

Recipe: Two-Toned Honey Chocolate Marble Cake

Recipe: Two-Toned Honey Chocolate Marble Cake

Active Work Time: 45 minutes

Boudin Bakery's brownies

September 2, 2009

CULINARY SOS

Boudin Bakery's brownies

Total time: About 1 hour

Recipe: Mint chocolate cake

August 5, 2009

Recipe: Mint chocolate cake

Total time: 1 hour, plus cooling time for the cakes

Recipe: Warm chocolate bread pudding dessert

June 24, 2009

CULINARY SOS

Recipe: Warm chocolate bread pudding dessert

 

Recipe: Chocolate sea salt cookie ice cream sandwiches

July 1, 2009

Recipe: Chocolate sea salt cookie ice cream sandwiches

Total time: 1 hour, plus chilling and assembly time

Recipe: Pizzeria Ortica's budino di cioccolato

June 3, 2009

CULINARY SOS

Recipe: Pizzeria Ortica's budino di cioccolato

Dear SOS: I recently dined at Pizzeria Ortica in Costa Mesa and although the food was delicious, the budino di cioccolato (chocolate creme layered with caramel) was absolutely fabulous. With its creamy layers . . . it was the big star of the night. I would truly appreciate it if you could obtain the recipe for me. Thank you.

Recipe: Trio of chocolate pots de creme with matcha

May 13, 2009

Recipe: Trio of chocolate pots de creme with matcha

Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutes, plus cooling time

Recipe: Matcha truffles

May 13, 2009

Recipe: Matcha truffles

Total time: About 20 minutes, plus chilling

Recipe: Chocolate-dipped almond eggs

April 8, 2009

Recipe: Chocolate-dipped almond eggs

Total time: 40 minutes, plus chilling and setting time

BLD's hot fudge brownie sundae

March 11, 2009

CULINARY SOS

BLD's hot fudge brownie sundae

Dear SOS: BLD's brownie sundae is the BEST brownie EVER! Please get the recipe!

Recipe: Tortona chocolate cookies

CULINARY SOS

Recipe: Tortona chocolate cookies

Dear SOS: Please, please could you possibly get and publish the chocolate cookie recipe from Massimo's Delectables in Marina del Rey? They are frequently done in heart shapes and it seems to me that there are ground nuts plus cocoa in the dough. They are not very sweet and are somewhat like a butter cookie. I've never tasted anything like them. I'm drooling just writing this letter to you!

Recipe: Hazelnut-chocolate Linzer cookies

February 11, 2009

Recipe: Hazelnut-chocolate Linzer cookies

Total time: About 1 hour, plus chilling time

Milk's ooey-gooey double-chocolate cookies

January 14, 2009

CULINARY SOS

Milk's ooey-gooey double-chocolate cookies

Dear SOS: The best cookies I've ever had -- ever, anywhere -- are the ooey-gooey double-chocolate cookies at Milk. Can you persuade them to part with the recipe?

Recipe: Prune and chocolate tiramisu

April 16, 2008

Recipe: Prune and chocolate tiramisu

Total time: About 1 hour, plus overnight chilling

Recipe: Chocolate croissant pudding

December 3, 2003

Recipe: Chocolate croissant pudding

Total time: 1 1/2 hours

Recipe: Profiteroles with cinnamon-cayenne chocolate sauce

December 5, 2007

Recipe: Profiteroles with cinnamon-cayenne chocolate sauce

Total time: 45 minutes

Recipe: Cinnamon-cayenne chocolate sauce

December 5, 2007

THE SAUCIER

Recipe: Cinnamon-cayenne chocolate sauce

Total time: 12 minutes, plus 30 minutes steeping

Recipe: German chocolate cake as brownies

February 6, 2008

Recipe: German chocolate cake as brownies

Total time: About 50 minutes, plus cooling time

Recipe: German chocolate cake as cookies

February 6, 2008

Recipe: German chocolate cake as cookies

Total time: About 45 minutes

Recipe: German's sweet chocolate cake

February 6, 2008

Recipe: German's sweet chocolate cake

Total time: 1 1/2 hours, plus cooling time for the cakes and frosting

Recipe: German chocolate cake as crepes

February 6, 2008

Recipe: German chocolate cake as crepes

Total time: About 45 minutes, plus resting time

Recipe: Peanut and bittersweet chocolate cookies

5:46 PM EDT, August 2, 2013

Recipe: Peanut and bittersweet chocolate cookies

Total time: 1 hour, plus overnight chilling time

Recipe:  Buttercake Bakery's marble cake

June 11, 2008

CULINARY SOS

Recipe: Buttercake Bakery's marble cake

Dear SOS: I absolutely love Buttercake Bakery in West Los Angeles. I especially love the marble cake. It's comfort food in cake form. Do you think you could print the recipe?

July 11, 2007

CULINARY SOS

Recipe: Shiro's chocolate torte soufflé

Dear SOS: I went to Shiro restaurant in South Pasadena, and the chocolate torte soufflé was out of this world. Is there any chance chef-owner Hideo Yamashiro would share the recipe?

Recipe: Espresso granita with white chocolate cream

July 30, 2008

Recipe: Espresso granita with white chocolate cream

Total time: 20 minutes, plus freezing time

Recipe: Flourless chocolate cake (Gateau d'Ariel)

April 16, 2008

Recipe: Flourless chocolate cake (Gateau d'Ariel)

Total time: 1 1/2 hours, plus overnight macerating time

Recipe: Flourless chocolate cake

Recipe: Flourless chocolate cake

Total time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Recipe: Banana crepes with Nutella from Savannah in Burbank

October 15, 2008

CULINARY SOS

Recipe: Banana crepes with Nutella from Savannah in Burbank

Dear SOS: I would love the recipe for the chocolate banana crepe at French 75 Bistro, now called Savannah, in Burbank. It's my wife's favorite!

Recipe: Bud&#237;n diplom&#225;tico

December 3, 2003

Recipe: Budín diplomático

Total time: 2 hours, 30 minutes

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