Create a chocolate masterpiece out of nearly any dessert by adding one of these fabulous chocolate frostings, glazes, or sauces. We’ve collected our best rich and spreadable chocolate icings, including classic chocolate frosting, chocolate buttercream, and whipped ganache, as well as silky-smooth sauces and glazes for drizzling and dunking, including hot fudge, chocolate syrup, and ganache.
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.
See our step-by-step guide to making popovers, and try all of our popover variations: Basic Popovers, Gruyere-Thyme Popovers, Chive Popovers, Cinnamon Sugar Popovers, Bacon and Black Pepper Popovers, and Orange Popovers.
It's called pie, but let's face it, it's a cake -- with an oozy, luscious pastry cream filling between moist layers and chocolate ganache dripping down the sides. It so gripped the taste buds of nineteenth-century Bostonians at the Parker House Hotel that it became a classic dessert -- in fact, in 1996 it was named the state dessert of Massachusetts. A good way to tackle this cake is to make the cake layers and the pastry cream in advance. When ready to assemble, make the ganache topping.Excerpted from "Mad Hungry Cravings" by Lucinda Scala Quinn, Artisan Books, March 19, 2013.