Holiday Cookies: Gluten-Free Chocolate Meringues

… extraordinary than their floury friends. These easy-to-make meringues come together in a snap. Warming the egg whites helps dissolve the sugar, and warm whites actually whip up more fully than cold whites. Be sure to beat the egg white mixture until you get stiff peaks but the mixture remains glossy (over-whipping will result in a dry meringue). And as with anything involving chocolate, choose a good-quality dark cocoa powder and your favorite bittersweet (or even semi-sweet) chocolate for the …

Temper chocolate for perfect candy – On the Food Trail

… (which is a major constituent of chocolate) has a crystalline structure. During chocolate-making those crystals are split apart and super-homogenized with cocoa solids and the other ingredients, such as sugar and milk, to create a solid bar. These tiny crystals of cocoa butter, however, don’t like to be parted from one another. They will pounce on any encouragement – warm temperatures, say – to reunite. You know that white bloom you found on the mini-chocolate bars you bought for Halloween …

Soup Tuesday: Kakósúpa, Icelandic Chocolate Soup – The Reykjavik Grapevine

… can be turned into a dessert soup fairly easily, but I recommend adding less sugar and tossing in a shot of Brennivín–the cardamom schnapps gives it a great flavour. This isn’t necessary. Kakósúpa is really nice the way it is, but be adventurous (and use chocolate if you can)! This is basically a cup of cocoa with enough calories to survive through a long winter storm. Sit back, relax and watch the chaos of the blizzard through your window. To continue reading this article, please click …

GO CUBES are the future of coffee 

By Melia Robinson | October 30, 2015 GO CUBES could be the future of coffee – Nootrobox Imagine if, instead of rolling out of bed to brew a pot of coffee, you could quickly pop a sugar-coated, caffeine-infused gummy into your mouth to get moving. Nootrobox, a hot startup out of Silicon Valley once dubbed the Birchbox of cognitive enhancers, has set out to make “chewable coffee” a reality. Its Go Cubes are made with real …