Brown Butter Chocolate Bites

Brown Butter Chocolate Bites

This recipe from Black Trumpet: A Chef’s Journey Through Eight New England Seasons, is a showstopper. As Chef Evan Mallett says, “They are the perfect two-bite morsels of party food, somewhere between a s’more and a s’gone.” Chef Mallett serves these bites with chile marshmallows––find the recipe in the Recipes section of our website. 

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Chocolate Sauerkraut Cake with Mocha Frosting

Chocolate Sauerkraut Cake with Mocha Frosting

Sauerkraut for dessert? This cake can be found in community cookbooks from areas with large German populations. As crazy as it sounds, the kraut adds a sweet-sour tang and a lot of moisture to this cake. Whether you disclose the identity of secret ingredient is up to you. If you don’t feel up to making a layer cake, bake the cake in a 9- by 3-inch baking pan instead.  The cake is best the day it is made; the frosting will start to “wilt” after a day, but will still taste delicious!

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Triple Chocolate Winter Squash Muffins

When I ask my 16-year-old son if he liked the newest version of chocolate chip muffins I’d made him and his sister for breakfast, he typically grunts, “Yes.” But that affirmation is always followed by an accusation: “Why? What did you slip into them this time?”

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Fiber-Filled Flourless Chocolate Torte

Katie Webster is a food writer, recipe developer, and photographer who focuses on seasonal, healthy eating in the Burlington, Vermont, area. She eats chocolate every single day. With this recipe, she sneaks in a cup of pitted prunes to add both moisture and fiber to this dense torte. You really only notice the chocolate. 

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