Sea salted brownies with truffle crème anglaise

So you think that chocolate and fungus don't go together? Well, as much as I like you, let me start by saying that you're wrong. Truffles aren't your average mushroom. They're earthy and deep, and in silken creme anglaise they elevate the chocolate brownie into a complex and plate-licking-worthy state.

Read More

Bourbon Smoked Sugar Chocolate Shortbread

Why yes, I do love bourbon. Oh yeah, I totally love chocolate too. If you can get your hands on smokey, crunchy bourbon barrel sugar these are the things addictions are made of. If not, any boldly flavoured sugar (like orange or vanilla bean) will work well as long as they're large crystals that will add crunch to the outside while the centre remains buttery bliss.

Read More

Chocolate Mousse and Salted Caramel Stacks

I first made a version of these treats at my friend Douglas' cafe The Mason Jar in Cheney, Washington. I was visiting and he was hosting a book club at the cafe. And you know, friends help friends bake. I love that you can prep everything in advance and then assemble just in time to wow guests with tiny treats it looks like you spent 15 hours on. (You didn't).

Read More