I know that I have said this before, but I am a chocoholic. My husband is quite the enabler, he has a chocolate tooth too. (It’s right next to the meat tooth) So on the long weekend when we were working on that big batch smoke, I made up some Smoked Chocolate. Yep. You read that right. Smoked. Chocolate. I did three pounds of it up. Two milk and one dark. It’s fantastic to have on handy for just about anything. Melt it up for a quick topping on ice cream, melt it to go into homemade ice cream, use it in sauces for meat (for real!), or in frostings for cake. You can do anything with Smoked Chocolate.
I have mentioned before that depending on the day’s temperature, you may have some issues keeping the smoker cool. If you’re smoking on a sunny and warm day (20°C+/68°F+) it will increase the temperature of the smoker itself. Try to work in the shade if you can. I had this very trouble. It was warm and sunny. The chocolate started melting after about 10 minutes on the smoker. I actually pulled mine off early. My bars were also a little thinner than 1-inch as well – not helpful. But I got what I was looking for. A smoky barbecue flavour embedded in the chocolate.
It’s not fantastic to just sit and eat. Kind of like placing a piece of chocolate on your tongue and then licking a grill. But when you melt it and use it IN things… look out! There is just a hint of smokiness and a whole lot of chocolate! It’s delicious! Amazing. Fantastic.
With Candied Bacon
Basically I saw this and said the words Stout & Chocolate Cheesecake With Candied Bacon to my husband, the Baron of Baking. Stunned, he stopped everything and slowly turned to me. “Yes” was all he said.View Details
With Roasted Potatoes
Glazed carrots and roasted potatoes were both always on the menu when it came to any major family holiday meal. These dishes were prepared in the same way every time and passed down from mother to daughter for at least four generations. Today I am going to share with you a new take on the classic Roasted Carrots, and tell you the secret (as per my mother’s mother) to the perfect Roasted Potato.View Details
On A Beer Can
Lemon Thyme Roast Chicken the most moist chicken you’ve ever had with a hint of citrusy-goodness, nice and herb-y finish.View Details
With Caramelized Shallots
Leftover Chicken Potstickers are a great way to use the leftover chicken from the Lemon Thyme Roasted Chicken you made.View Details
on the Grill
“Third times the charm”. And charmed it was. They were a big hit! Delicious and fudgey, they turned out pretty fantastic. Here’s how I made Cake Pops on the grill.View Details
Sweet Snack Food
Smoked Date Squares are a hefty, coffee cake-like delicacy with a satisfying finish. Add a little smoke and you have a grilled delight that is sure to please.View Details
With Grilled Veggies
This Cheesy Pesto Pasta With Grilled Veggies is a vegetarian dish that is sure to fill that hollow leg and leave you begging for more.View Details
With Pancetta And Roasted Peppers
Friends and family won’t believe that this creamy sauce is actually free of heavy cream and butter! And it is not free of taste! The smokiness of the barbecue blends beautifully with the squash and makes a smooth sauce.View Details