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  • How-To

    The Dark Side of Chocolate

    A chocolate expert unlocks the secrets to baking with dark chocolate in three showstopping desserts

  • Recipe

    Bittersweet Chocolate Tart with Salted Caramelized Pistachios

    This buttery shortbread tart crust is filled with rich, dark chocolate and garnished with salty-sweet caramelized nuts and sea salt.

  • How-To

    How to make easy bittersweet chocolate shards

    The delicate chocolate shards decorating Alice Medrich's showstopping Cinnamon-Caramel-Ganache Cake are dead easy to make with this simple technique. Melt 4 oz. chopped bittersweet chocolate in a clean, dry heatproof bowl…

  • Article

    Sorting Out Chocolate

    How chocolate is made, and the differences among the many kinds available

  • Article

    A Chocolate Glossary

    Whether a chocolate is called unsweetened, bittersweet, or semisweet depends mostly on the percentage of chocolate liquor the chocolate contains. (Chocolate liquor is the paste made from ground cocoa nibs,…

  • Recipe

    Bittersweet Hot Chocolate

    I find most hot chocolate drinks much too sweet for my taste. I never add sugar when I make this. Instead, I pass a sugar bowl so that guests can…

  • Recipe

    Bittersweet Chocolate Rum Sauce

    This simple yet divine chocolate sauce may be made with bittersweet or semisweet chocolate. Taste the sauce on ice cream before adding more sugar; chocolate sauce that tastes too strong…

  • Recipe

    Bittersweet Cocoa Brownies

    Brownies made with cocoa powder are softer on the inside than those made with bar chocolate. I like the tart and lively flavor of natural cocoa powder here; Dutch-processed gives…

  • Article

    Why Bake with Bittersweet?

    Bittersweet and semisweet chocolate can be used interchangeably in recipes, but Fine Cooking recipes usually call for the former. In this short article, Maryellen Driscoll explains why.

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