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Little Foodies: Double Chocolate Marble Cake

Our first post for Little Foodies this year is this Double Chocolate Marbled loaf cake, the “vanilla” part is actually white chocolate batter. It’s easy enough for a child to make this, accompanied by an adult to help them separate the batter into the two bowls, and to melt the chocolate.

To get the marbled effect, you need to scoop small amounts of batter into the prepared loaf pan, we used a pattern using both batters, and then using a table knife we made a zigzag or a swirling motion. As the recipe says, counting 6 movements should be enough. This is a great recipe to make with your kids; they will love the two-tone color of the loaf, and will love showing it off to their family or friends even more.

We made this on a Sunday morning to bring to our afternoon coffee gathering at Kristen’s grandparent’s house. It was a huge success.

Helga

Little Foodies: Double Chocolate Marble Cake

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Little Foodies: Chocolate Dipped Cones

If you want a really easy recipe to try with your kids, look no further.  Your kids will have fun dipping ice cream cones into melted chocolate and decorating them with the sprinkles of their choosing.   Aside from using the cones to eat ice cream, you can also use them as an edible container to load even more candy in them, such as bite size chocolates, or if you want to go for a healthier version, you could use them to put fruit in them, such as grapes and uncut strawberries that won’t make the cones soggy.  You can also use white chocolate, or colored candy melts.

Have fun!

Helga & Kitty

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Artisan Chocolate Pots de Créme with Rum Whipped Cream

September is our Independence month, and throughout the month we like to post Guatemalan recipes every year. We either post traditional dishes, or we add our own twist to recipes using Guatemalan ingredients. This year, we bring you these pots de créme, which is basically pudding with a fancy name. They are made with the basic milk and egg yolk mixture but the twist lies in the chocolate, we used artisan Guatemalan chocolate and a little coffee, as well as semi-sweet chocolate. You could also add a pinch of cayenne pepper to give it a little spice, we love to combine chocolate with this spicy ingredient.

Artisan chocolate is used to make hot chocolate beverage and it has a particular and very different taste compared to regular drinking chocolate or cocoa.  It comes in handmade tablets that contain sugar and sometimes cinnamon, they are hard and dry and have a grainy texture.  It completely dissolves in hot liquid, either milk or water, and its flavor is rich and earthy. Our international readers can probably find this chocolate in Latin food stores.

For the topping on this dessert, we took regular whipped cream to another level by adding Zacapa rum to it. Guatemalan’s don’t need an introduction to this rum, and a lot of you have probably already heard about it because it is famous for its quality, some say it is the best rum in the World. We agree.

You can certainly flavor your whipped cream with any other brand of dark rum, or type of liquor. An orange, or hazelnut liquor would work nicely.

Helga & Kitty

Guatemalan Chocolate Mousse

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