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Valentine's Day Cupcakes

I found the most amazing Valentine’s Day cupcake decorating idea from Buttercream Blondie that I needed to share… Love Monsters!  How cute is that.  Best of all, these adorable little Valentine’s Day monsters are a great and nearly free way to celebrate the holiday in a fun and festive way.

Gingerbread Men Recipe

 There is nothing quite like the spicy sweet scent of gingerbread cookies in the air to instanly make me think of the holidays. Maybe it has to do with my memories of growing up and helping my mom make batches of cookies. I remember standing on the chair next to her, barely able to see over the top of the mixing bowl, anxiously awaiting my chance to stir the deliciousness that was waiting in that big yellow bowl. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that my go to candle scent of the season is gingerbread. Either way, when this time of year comes around I always find myself craving gingerbread cookies, gingerbread men to be specific. Which is why I wanted to share a delicious recipe from the Food Network's very own, Aida Mollenkamp.

Gluten-Free Basics: Gluten, the Market, and your Dessert

When it comes to chocolate, it’s gluten-free. However, many chocolates are not safe for those with celiac because some of the additives in chocolate are not gluten-free. Even though some chocolate products do not have gluten products in them, they might be processed in places that processed gluten products which can cross-contaminate into the chocolate. Although we at Sulpice Chocolat add ingredients to enhance our chocolate bars’ taste, those ingredient are gluten-free and out chocolates are crafted in machinery that was not used for products containing gluten. Not only are our chocolate bars gluten-free our dark chocolate bars are also vegan.

The Savory Side of Chocolate and a Tasty Recipe for Short Ribs

Brownies. Truffles. Cakes. Cupcakes. Chocolate is the epitome of desserts and all things sweet. However, this rich ingredient wasn’t al...

Chocolate and Culture: Chocolate Website

We at Sulpice Chocolat lead two lives.  On one hand we are the incarnation of Vianne Rocher from the 2000 movie Chocolat, handcrafting perfect chocolate treats day and night.

Chocolate Trend Monday: Aerated Chocolate Bars

We at Sulpice Chocolat want to dedicate each Monday to an interesting trend in chocolate and desserts.  This is the first of the series, aerated chocolate bars. 

Ganache: A Must-Have Recipe for Dessert Lovers

Ganache is a must-have in any chocolate-lover’s arsenal of delectable recipes. One of the most versatile ingredients in desserts, ganache is found on truffles, éclairs, cakes, cookies and almost anything you can think of putting chocolate in. The things you can do with ganache are endless; it truly is a platform for creativity. Surprisingly, the components of ganache remain the same regardless of its use: cream and premium quality chocolate. But how can one recipe become a smooth, liquid coating for cakes and a soft, spreadable core for a chocolate truffle?

A Fresh Twist on Chocolate Éclairs

When one thinks of French pastry, it’s impossible to think of éclairs. These log-shaped pastries filled with rich custard and topped with a decadent chocolate ganache have been around since the nineteenth century. Most of us know what an éclair looks and tastes like but it shrouded in mystery. First, no one knows for sure how these sweet pastries came about. However, historians speculate that a French pastry chef by the name of Marie-Antoine Carême first concocted éclairs.

The Perfect Chocolate Martini

My absolute favorite martini (for the moment) is made with vodka, Bailey’s, and Amaretto.  I always thought that combining two things that delicious (Bailey’s and Amaretto) would defy some law of the universe and create a rip in the space time continuum.  I had a sip of their German chocolate martini last night, and that may put it in serious competition next week.  

Anyway, now that I’ve tasted the sweet, chocolatey nectar of the martini gods, I want to make my own.  I’ve found a few chocolate martini recipes on the web that sound fantastic. 

Chocolate Dipped Beef Jerky

 If you are anything like me than you are always looking to try new and exciting things.  I recently decided to make my own homemade version of beef jerky and I couldn't believe the difference between my homemade version and the stuff you find in stores. This jerky was so rich with flavor and tempting that my family and I ate the entire batch the evening that I made it and trust me, we had no regrets about doing it either.  However, the whole time I was eating it I couldn't help but think how delicious this version would be if it was dipped in chocolate! So, with a little tweaking I came up with the following recipe for chocolate dipped beef jerky.  Can you think of a more incredible do-it-yourself idea for dad this Father's Day? The following recipe is compliments of Sulpice Chocolat

The Great Willy Wonka Debate

Today, June 6th, 2011, is the anniversary of the opening of the first drive-in movie theater!  So we wanted to write something about film. We at Sulpice Chocolat have decided to answer a question that's been debated for the last 5 years, which Willy Wonka film is better.  Keep in mind this is a purely subjective piece and not based on which one portrayed the book better (I’ve read that it’s the 2005 version).  I feel like there’s more to say and debate in this than I have written, so comment with your opinion and we can discuss! 

Chocolate Ice Cream

What better way to enjoy the hot summer days than with a bowl of cold and delicious ice cream? This popular dessert originated all the way back to the Roman Emperor Nero in 4th century B.C. He commanded to have ice brought down from mountain tops and combined it with honey and fruits to produce a refreshing treat. Centuries later, ice cream became the creamier dessert more similar to the modern day ice cream thanks to 7th century Chinese royals.  When this cool dessert was brought over to Europe from China, it kept its affiliation with royalty as Italian and French royal courts enjoyed it as both a delicious and stylish dessert. Ice cream has come a long way from Emperor Nero’s version and, in the 20th century, ice cream flavors started booming and more exotic flavors came into being.