| Oct 21, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Wednesday night's episode got a little close to home, as the "Just Desserts" cast descended on the L.A. Times building to cater our 128th birthday party. The chefs were all baffled by the challenge, which required them create pastries devoid......
| Apr 24, 2011
It's spring, and probably the most welcomed of the season's animals is the bunny — specifically, the chocolate bunny. No mass-produced creatures, these bunnies are made and sold by small, independent chocolatiers and chocolate shops. Grab your...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 5:30 PM
Reporting from Hershey, Pa.--
After more than a century, the town that chocolate built still makes its namesake confection and remains a candy lover's nirvana.
Billed as the "Sweetest Place on Earth," the company town has grown over the last century...
| Jul 30, 2008
Total time: 20 minutes, plus freezing time
Note: An easy way to make chocolate shavings is simply to scrape the side of a chocolate bar with a vegetable peeler.
3/4 cup sugar
3 cups warm espresso, or strong brewed coffee with 1...
| Apr 1, 2010
White chocolate ganache
Total time: About 20 minutes
Servings: Makes about 1 1/2 cups
10 ounces premium-quality white chocolate, finely chopped
2/3 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature and cut into 3 pieces
| May 13, 2009
For chocolate, a matcha made in heaven.
At a glance, the cross-cultural dessert pairing of chocolate and matcha, the prized Japanese green tea powder, may not seem the sort of combination to elicit uncontrollable cravings. Among the many terms used to...
| May 13, 2009
Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutes, plus cooling time
Servings: Makes 9 small custards
Note: Matcha powder is available at many Japanese and Korean markets. Sprinkle it over a cutout or stencil to leave a pattern on the custard. Kelly Tisdale, the co-owner,...
| Jun 14, 2006
IT'S getting hotter — and hotter, according to Al Gore. Time to turn up the AC, plan more trips to the beach, and grab yourself a seriously cool milkshake.
A real shake, that is — not the synthetic kind handed to you from an anonymous drive-...
| Jan 6, 2010
White-chocolate bread pudding with whiskey caramel sauce
Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutes, plus baking time (about 1 1/2 hours on high, 3 hours on low)
Servings: 8 to 10
Note: From Noelle Carter. This recipe calls for finishing the bread pudding in...
| Oct 14, 2009
Dear SOS: My family had dinner at Palate in Glendale, and it finished on a very high note -- the chocolate pudding. It will be really great if you can get the recipe from Palate.
Annie Steinmetz, Sherman Oaks
Dear Annie: This rich and creamy pudding,...
| Mar 31, 2010
| 4:32 PM
When it comes to chocolates, Easter trumps Valentine's Day. Valentine's Day is predictable; it's all about pink and red and hearts. Easter seems to do a better job of sparking the imagination. Assistant pastry chef Annabel Ho at Jin Patisserie......