One per person at participating locations while they last. Maybe I’ll see you in line!
Screenshot Image: Au Bon Pain Facebook Page
I hadn’t thought much about the pan since. Out of the blue this week, Edi showed me a picture of the Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake with Chocolate Ganache that she baked! Thanks to a comment below by Candelaria, Edi is sharing how she made it, so we can all try.
I’ve made the cake twice and it turned out great both times. I’ve never put nuts in it. The first time had no frosting. I’ve made no other alterations to the recipe.
I used Ghiradelli chocolate chips. I could not find out how many ounces were in the bag, but it’s the typical size bag. I used those leftover after measuring out what I needed to make the ganache frosting.
I only made half the recipe. I used half and half and a little butter, a little vanilla extract. Enjoy!
So nice to see that the pan has found a happy home and is being used! Now I have been reminded that I haven’t used the pan that I kept!
By the end of this year, this must be remedied! There hasn’t been much baking here and I think it’s time to create some new recipes. Stay tuned!
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Photo Credit: Edi
The current place where I am working is undergoing construction. I read a sign in the cafe saying that there would be cookies at 3pm every Wednesday. That made me glad.
It’s a new space for me and my co-workers, so I told them. We were all giddy like kids as the time approached yesterday. Then 3:00 came and went. No cookies. I investigated the situation and found that there would be no cookies because of the construction in the kitchen. That made me sad. The promise of cookies, but then no cookies is far worse than just going without cookies.
Then today, there were cookies! Otis Spunkmeyer cookies. Which I had not heard about in a long time. But they are still around!
What a perfect idea for an office! I remember hearing about Otis Spunkmeyer years ago and wondering about the name.
The founder, Ken Rawlings, let his 12-year-old daughter come up it. It’s certainly a name that you never forget!
The cookies were warm, gooey and delicious. They were even delivered to us in our office.
All is forgiven.
Saturday, January 24th
Harvard Square Chocolate Sampling Event
From 1pm – 2pm
Deguglielmo Plaza (27 Brattle Street) will play host to an array of chocolaty samples from restaurants and shops from across Harvard Square. Bloco Afro – Brazil , a Harvard Square favorite, will be combining traditional Brazilian grooves like Samba , Funk, Rock, Jazz and even Hip Hop beats to get the party started! Make sure to come early! This event is very popular and attracts hundreds of sweet tooths! Harvard Square restaurants and businesses who will be generously giving out chocolate samples.
For more information, take a look at the website.
Martha Stewart says to “gather the good things” and I would put chocolate in that list of good things to be gathered. Wouldn’t you?
Now, there’s new evidence to suggest that chocolate dramatically improves the memory skills that people lose with age. When healthy people between the ages of 50 and 69 drank a mixture high in cocoa flavanols for three months, they performed about 25% better on a memory test compared to a control group of participants.
Although it would take seven bars of chocolate a day to improve it by 25%. Only two bars left to eat today!! Just kidding. 😀
Also, I just happened to read an interesting dessert related article in The Atlantic about macarons. Apparently macarons are the new cupcake. But I’ve been writing about macarons for years. I love them so much! Not to be confused with macaroons, which I have no problem resisting.
So I found a beautiful picture combining the beauty and goodness of chocolate and macarons. What could be better than that?
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