Mahleb, a spice that comes from a sour-cherry tree that flourishes in the Middle East and southern Europe, has an almond-like sweetness that is a great foil for dark chocolate. The mahleb can be omitted if you like.
Cakes, cookies, and brownies are great, but some of our favorite chocolate desserts just don’t fit into those categories. Here, you’ll find our collection of the best recipes for classics, such as chocolate puddings, mousses, fondues, bread puddings, and chocolate-dipped fruit. We also have a few new ideas, such as chocolate creme brulee, pavlova, and tiramisu for the more adventurous.