Posts in the category: Chocolate

No-Bake Chocolate Cream Pie with Toasted Meringue

No-Bake Chocolate Cream Pie with Toasted Meringue Recipe // @nicoledula

I’ve had this pie bookmarked from Bon Appétit since I first laid heart-eyes on it. It’s a rich chocolate pudding pie in a chocolate cookie crust with a torched meringue topping. Can you even? Marc was out of town for work the week of his birthday, so I schemed to make this for his return. He loves chocolate pudding and his birthday was just the excuse I needed to get out the blow torch. By complete stroke of luck, it also happens to be Pi Day and here I have one of the prettiest pies to come out of my… Continue reading

Vegan Cashew Milk Hot Chocolate

Vegan Cashew Milk Hot Chocolate Recipe // @nicoledula

In 2015, I made an effort to try new brunch spots in and around Detroit. We did pretty well. One of our favorite places for dinner, Selden Standard, has a simple brunch menu, always choosing quality over quantity. I had hash while Marc had steak and eggs. We also split a side of tater tots and a cinnamon roll with mascarpone icing. It was my birthday after all. They also offer their own housemade cashew milk and as much as I wanted a glass, I felt I was at my threshold for ordering extras. I still wonder how it tastes,… Continue reading

Basil Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Basil Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe // @nicoledula #recipe

Basil and summer go together like pb&j. I’ve been putting basil in dressings + pesto + salad, but my food brain wanted more. When we were in Nashville we had a mini strawberry pie with anise ice cream at 5th and Taylor. I am typically not drawn to anise-flavored things, but that barely sweet strawberry pie with rich anise ice cream was a delight. And when I saw a recipe for basil chip ice cream in Bon Appétit, I felt like the anise-like flavors in the basil would be a similar treat. It’s creamy and sweet with the herbaceous basil and bitter dark chocolate… Continue reading

Vegan Chocolate-Dipped Avocado Popsicles

Vegan Chocolate-Dipped Avocado Popsicles Recipe // @nicoledula #popsicleweek

It’s popsicle week! That magical time of year when food bloggers show their undying love for this frozen treat. I can’t wait to see what everyone is making, so head over to Popsicle Prince Billy’s blog and check in all week for what’s new. And check out the official Pinterest board of popsicle week hosted by Munchie’s. I knew immediately what I wanted to make this year. I had to recreate my Las Paletas avocado popsicle with chocolate dip I had in Nashville. And because I couldn’t stop at the chocolate dip, I also sprinkled them with roasted pistachios and Maldon sea… Continue reading

Chocolate Olive Oil Loaf Cake with Coconut Milk

Chocolate Olive Oil Loaf Cake with Coconut Milk // @nicoledula

I’m back from 4 days in Louisville, KY and 2 days in Nashville, TN! There was cotton candy, modern art, sorghum, Mint Juleps, antique shops, beer, paletas, peaches, hot chicken, smoked ham and bourbon. So much smoked ham and bourbon. Did you follow along on Instagram? I did a bunch of research on where to go and more importantly, what to eat and everything just seemed to fall into place perfectly. I’ll tell you more about that soon, but first, chocolate loaf cake! I made this loaf cake, hoping for something big in chocolate flavor, moist from extra virgin olive… Continue reading

Cacao Nib Meringue Cookies

Cacao Nib Meringue Cookies Recipe // www.dulanotes.com @nicoledula

I’m always happy to have leftover egg whites from making tiramisu or ice cream or butterscotch pudding. It means I can make pretty little meringues. I treat myself to these beauties after making something rich with egg yolks, so clearly when Kate Hudson says a slim French woman taught her that a glass of red wine is her dessert, she will never understand me. And I will never have her abs. I haven’t been able to get these out of my mind, even after having more than my fair share of this batch. The bitter crunch of cacao nibs inside the… Continue reading

Raspberry White Chocolate Scones

Raspberry White Chocolate Scones Recipe // www.dulanotes.com @nicoledula

When the farmers market is open, often I’ll treat us to a raspberry white chocolate scone on Saturday mornings. They’re sweet, but not too sweet and perfect for a quick breakfast before washing the veggies that came from the market. I’ve always wanted to make my own version and I’ve finally done it. These are actually not very similar to the scones I get at the farmers market, which are more like a drop scone with trails of raspberry making the dough a touch blue. I saw this technique of rolling the scones over at The Vanilla Bean Blog, a method America’s… Continue reading

My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe // www.dulanotes.com @nicoledula

A friend of mine recently asked if I had a classic chocolate chip cookie recipe on my blog and it suddenly struck me that I didn’t. What the? Obviously I had to right this wrong immediately. I’m glad this recipe only makes 12 cookies, because I made a lot of batches to get this right. In the end I didn’t stray too far from the original America’s Test Kitchen recipe, but I went through a few recipes to make sure these were my favorite. They’re crispy on the edges, soft in the middle and they don’t skimp on the chocolate. A… Continue reading

Chocolate and Lemon-Pistachio Semifreddo

Chocolate and Lemon-Pistachio Semifreddo // Dula Notes

The long Memorial Day weekend was just what we needed. Our barbecue was a success  and it was really nice to have my parents stay with us for the weekend. Mom and I made cream puffs! Dad and I went on a 12 mile bike ride after eating cream puffs for breakfast! The weather was sunny,  breezy and just gorgeous. I also have a Memorial Day tip for you. If you live in a state that has bottle returns, do not return your bottles the day after Memorial Day. I thought I’d stop in at the grocery store and get… Continue reading

Gluten-Free Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten-Free Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe // Dula Notes

Today I’m doing something new and guest posting over at Autumn Makes and Does! I’m really excited to share a recipe over at Autumn’s blog where she shares beautiful, seasonal recipes that just happen to be gluten-free. And bonus, she makes a mean cocktail. Thanks for having me, Autumn! These cookies, you guys! I can’t stop looking for ways to use tahini and now I’ll always have these easy, one-bowl tahini chocolate chip cookies. Christina over at Dessert for Two inspired me to put tahini in chocolate chip cookies and I set out to make a nutty, gluten-free version. I’m… Continue reading