The Religious History of Italian Pastry – Part 1

If it weren’t for the nuns and monks of Italy, we may not have had pastry, plumbing, and Plato. These religious Italians are credited with ensuring the safety of Western culture in the Dark Ages. As Western Europe was conquered and reformed by barbarians, convents and monasteries acted as safe havens.

The History of Pastries – Part 1

Many of the world’s finest creations trace back to classical and ancient times. Papyrus and hieroglyphics came from ancient Egypt, and the Romans, aside from aqueducts and military tactics, are thought to have given us all used types of pastry.

The History of Parisian Patisseries

Paris is simply a paradise for culinary lovers. However, once you’ve had a taste of the city’s finest eateries, you may be wondering where to go to sample some of its tastiest treats.

6 Chocolate Desserts From Around The World

Whether it’s to satisfy sweet cravings, deal with a relationship breakup, or to celebrate Valentine’s Day, chocolate is almost always the answer. That’s how much chocolate is prevalent in popular culture. It brings us closer and comforts us, even when fighting just for that very last square of a chocolate bar. It’s of no surprise […]

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Activities for Chocolate Enthusiasts

Everyone loves chocolates and chocolate-covered strawberries around Valentine’s Day, chocolate cake when it’s their birthday, and chocolate eggs during Easter, however true chocolate lovers don’t need a holiday or special occasion to profess their love for delicious chocolate. Whether you’re eager to learn how to make new chocolate desserts or just wanting to go somewhere […]

How to Enjoy Gluten-Free Chocolate Desserts

Chocolate makes us feel better (apparently, it raises the level of endorphins) and that feeling isn’t any different with gluten-free chocolate desserts. Gluten is a wheat protein that provides baked good with a moist texture that stabilises many desserts. Otherwise, these desserts can be chalky and dry. However, if we understand gluten ingredients and learn […]

American Chocolate Cake and German Influence

Kraft foods spokeswoman Patricia Riso said that the company had used a chocolate bar bearing the brand name “German’s” for its chocolate cake recipe. The bar was developed all the way back in 1952 by Sam German, a confectioner from England who worked for Baker’s Chocolate Company.

Christmas Chocolate Desserts

No matter when it is during the year, it always seems like someone is telling us that Christmas is just around the corner. But then it’s never a bad idea to prepare baking recipes early so we’re ready for the occasion. And, of course, we all love chocolate treats at Christmas.