Holiday Cookies: Gluten-Free Chocolate Meringues

By Kim Laidlaw & Wendy Goodfriend | December 13, 2015 Gluten-Free chocolate Meringues (Wendy Goodfriend) Looking for a gluten-free cookie option this holiday? Trying to find a way to use up some of those extra egg whites you have? Or do you just love a good meringue? Light and airy, crispy-chewy, and with two kinds of chocolate—both cocoa and finely chopped bittersweet chocolate—no one will think these cookies are any less …

The recipe for making chocolatey gifts | Baking the seasons 

By Claire Ptak | December 12, 2015 Work away from any drafts so that the chocolate does not set prematurely. Photograph: Kristin Perers for the Guardian In recent years many bean‑to-bar chocolate manufacturers have come to market making beautiful chocolates with even more beautiful packaging. It’s fun to just buy a selection of bars and tear them open at the table after dinner, tasting and chatting about the nuance of flavour with …

Mast Brothers Respond to Chocolate Attacks — Grub Street

By Sierra Tishgart | December 10 2015 The Mast Brothers Respond to Attacks on Their chocolate’s Authenticity You really can’t argue with the great packaging, though. Photo: Mast Brothers Since brothers Rick and Michael Mast launched Mast Brothers in Brooklyn in 2007, chocolate experts have long debated the reason for the brand’s popularity. Is the chocolate actually high-quality and bean-to-bar, as claimed, or is most of …

Are You Baking With the Right Chocolate? – Bon Appétit

By Rochelle Bilow | December 7, 2015 The baking aisle of your supermarket is a complicated place, stacked high with questions and more varieties of funfetti cake than you ever know you needed. If you’re just there for some baking chocolate, you face shelves of options: Bittersweet or semisweet? Milk or dark? How dark? Chips or bars? Bars or blocks? Nibs?!? It’s enough to throw your hands up, grab a tub of frosting, one of those boxed mixes, and call it a day. Until now. We present: the …

Vegan Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream

By Kathryn Budig | December 8, 2015 Yoga star Kathryn Budig is known for her ability to make yoga accessible and playful through her teaching and writings, but her skills extend beyond the yoga mat — all the way to the kitchen. Below, she shares her recipe for vegan chocolate coconut ice cream. Delicious, dairy-free ice cream coming your way. (Photos: Cynthia Groseclose) I would happily eat ice cream every day for the rest of my life …