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Jour du Macaron – French Macaron Day

March 2nd, 2015 · Bakeries, Events, French Macarons

Macaron Day 2012

 

New York City welcomes French Macaron Day on Friday March 20, 2015. As they have done for the past six years, fine patisseries in Manhattan, Brooklyn and metro New York invite macaron aficionados to try new flavors and special treats. At many of the participating locations, a percentage of the day’s proceeds will go toward the City Harvest hunger charity.

You can read more about the day here.

Any day is macaron day when you follow the Macaronathon™ map we created to recognize bakeries, cafes and other establishments in New York that specialize in these almond treats. Bakeries participating in the day are marked with an * Asterisk. What a marvelous way to spend an afternoon while visiting the City.

“Eat your way through the city…one macaron at a time!”

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge Bars

February 12th, 2015 · Recipes

Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge Bars

Imagine a super thick peanut butter cookie. Top it with a layer of fudgy Chocolate Schmear. Then, for contrast, ice it with a thick layer of cream cheese icing. That’s what inspired this recipe, the best of a peanut butter cookie and fudge all rolled into one.

A small square satisfies because these bars are quite rich.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge Bars

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Fresh Strawberry Almond Scones

February 6th, 2015 · Recipes

Fresh Strawberry Almond Scones

Fresh strawberries appear year round these days. And they seem to speak the language of love at Valentine’s Day, perhaps because of their bright red color.

Although we prefer locally picked ripe berries in season, supermarket strawberries work perfectly to perfume almond scone dough.  After baking, these scones have an uneven surface,  crisp, golden edges and specks of strawberry throughout.

 

Fresh Strawberry Almond Scones

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Individual Chocolate Mocha Lava Cakes

January 28th, 2015 · Recipes

Individual Chocolate Mocha Lava Cakes

Individual Chocolate Mocha Lava Cakes

It’s cold outside but warm in our kitchens.  We’re thinking of – what else – chocolate for Valentine’s Day.  We’ve put a gooey heart of chocolate into a warm coffee-scented chocolate cake.

What better way to celebrate a special birthday, anniversary or Valentine’s Day than with a warm, dense chocolate dessert. Inspired by molten lava cakes that have been so popular recently, we created an easy chocolate batter flavored with coffee. All of the ingredients are mixed into a batter that is beaten in a mixer until it resembles fluffy marshmallow. The batter can be mixed ahead and kept for several days in the refrigerator to be baked to order.  (Fill the individual ramekins in which you plan to bake the batter ahead of time then bake them right before serving.)  A gooey center of Love’n Bake® Chocolate Schmear® doubles the chocolate punch, retaining its moistness after baking.

For the Chocolate Mocha Lava Cake Recipe, Click HERE.

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