Recipes — chocolate RSS



Cara Cara Orange Chocolate Cake

-adapted from Kelsey Siemens - The Farmer’s Daughter  Ingredients: 3/4 cup (130 g) semi sweet chocolate chips 3 large eggs, divided into whites and yolks 1/2 cup (100 g) granulated sugar 1/2 cup (110 g) packed brown sugar 1 tablespoon Sunkist® Cara Cara orange zest 1 tablespoon Sunkist® Cara Cara orange juice 2/3 cup Bella Nonnas Blood Orange Fused Ollive Oil 1/4 cup (22 g) cocoa powder 1/2 cup (56 g) coconut flour 1 teaspoon Bella Nonnas Vanilla Dark Balsamic Vinegar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 of one Sunkist® Cara Cara orange, sliced thinly Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9-inch pan with parchment paper and set aside. Melt the chocolate using a double boiler, or simply in the microwave - be...

Continue reading



White Chocolate and Persian Lime Fudge

Ingredients: 1/4 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter 1/4 cup Bella Nonnas Persian Lime Olive Oil 3/4 cup Sour Cream 2 cups miniature marshmallows 1/2 lb white chocolate morsels 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice Finely grated zest of two limes, about 1 tablespoon 1 cup granulated sugar Cooking Instructions: Grease an 8 x 8 square baking pan. Combine sugar, lime zest, lime juice, butter and sour cream and olive oil in a 2 quart saucepan over medium heat for 5 minutes or until sugar is dissolved and mixture boils, stirring constantly. Continue boiling over medium heat or until a candy thermometer reaches 238 degrees. Remove from heat, stir marshmallows and white chocolate until melted and mixture is smooth. Immediately pour fudge into...

Continue reading



Honey and Blood Orange Olive Oil Baklava

Ingredients: 1 lb. phyllo dough 6 ounces blanched almonds 6 ounces roasted walnuts 6 ounces roasted pistachios 2/3 cup sugar 1 tablespoon fresh ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon fresh grated blood orange zest 1 cup + 1 tablespoon Bella Nonnas Blood Orange Olive Oil 1 cup honey 1/2 cup water 1 cup fresh squeezed blood orange juice 1 cup sugar 1 cinnamon stick 2 inch strip of blood orange zest Cooking Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease the the bottoms and sides of a 9x13 inch pan with Blood Orange. Pulse the nuts with the sugar, orange zest and cinnamon in the bowl of a food processor until finely chopped. Unroll and cut the phyllo sheets in half to fit...

Continue reading



Flour-less 72% Dark Chocolate & Blood Orange Olive Oil Cake

Ingredients: 5 oz. quality bittersweet chocolate 1/3 cup + 1 tbs. Bella Nonnas Blood Orange Olive Oil 1/2 cup sugar 3 large eggs 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder A pinch of sea salt Cooking Instructions: Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease an 8-inch round baking pan with a teaspoon of blood orange olive oil. Line bottom with a round of parchment paper and grease the paper with remaining olive oil. In a double boiler melt finely chopped chocolate with blood orange olive oil. Remove from heat and whisk in the sea salt and sugar. Add eggs one at a time whisking well after each addition. Sift the cocoa powder over the chocolate and whisk until just combined. Pour...

Continue reading



Decadent Chocolate and Aged Espresso Balsamic Fudge

Ingredients: 12 oz. Heavy Cream 4 oz. Bella Nonnas Espresso Balsamic Vinegar 1/2 pound (about 1 cup) 60% dark chocolate 1/2 pound (about 1 cup) semi-sweet chocolate 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract1/4 tsp. fleur de sel or sea salt Cooking Instructions: Butter a 9x13 baking pan and line with parchment that overhangs the sides. In a metal bowl or double boiler, add all of the ingredients except the salt. Set over a pot of gently simmering water, stirring constantly until the chocolate has completely melted. The mixture will be very thick. Pour in to the prepared pan. Allow to cool to room temperature and cut in to squares. Sprinkle a few grains of sea salt on each square. Makes about 2 pounds...

Continue reading