May 5, 2011
Chocolate chiffon cake with chocolate glaze Total time: 1 hour, 45 minutes plus cooling time for the cake Servings: 12 to 16 Note: This recipe calls for a 10-inch angel food cake pan (preferably a pan with a removable insert). Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try this or any other recipe from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, we would like to know about it so we can showcase it on our food blog and occasionally in print. Upload pictures of the finished dish here.
January 20, 2011
Chocolate apricot balls Total time: 45 minutes, plus steeping and chilling times Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try any of the L.A. Times Test Kitchen recipes from this week's Food section, please share it with us: Click here to upload pictures of the finished dish. Servings: 3 to 4 dozen small candies Note: If you're making these with kids, you can substitute orange juice for the wine and omit the liqueur. For adult tastes, you might like to use chocolate with 70% cacao.
December 30, 2010
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.
October 20, 2011
While you could probably top a pretzel with almost anything, there are certain toppings and combinations that work best. Coarse salt is always a favorite. You can find "pretzel salt" at many cooking and baking supply stores, as well as select gourmet markets. Substitute another coarse salt if you can't locate it, but stay away from fine table salt — the fine grain can melt into the pretzel as it bakes, and you won't get the same wonderful "crunch" you get with coarse salt. You can also try one or a combination of seeds, such as sunflower, pumpkin, poppy and sesame.
November 21, 2009 |
The dairy industry recently rolled out an expensive media campaign in praise of chocolate milk, a classic school lunch drink that's under assault for its sugar content. As trade groups spend upward of $1 million to defend the drink, three fifth-graders have come to its rescue. A year after the school district in Barrington, Ill., banned flavored milk from its elementary- and middle-school lunch menus, students persuaded administrators to give it another chance. "Kids weren't drinking the white milk," said Haley Morris, 10. "It's better to have the chocolate milk than nothing."
October 14, 2010
Spicy cherry chocolate brownies Total time: About 1 hour, plus cooling time Servings: 12 to 16 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted 3 cups sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 4 eggs 1 1/2 cups flour 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup dried sweet cherries (6 ounces) 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 13-by-9-inch baking dish.