Archive for December, 2013

#1 Valrhona Jivara with Pistachio

#1 Valrhona Jivara with Pistachio By Joelle Prefontaine I couldn’t stop eating these cookies.  They are so soft and delicious… a real crowd pleaser. – 1 cup softened butter – 1/4 cup white sugar – 3/4 cup brown sugar – 1 tsp of vanilla – 1 package (4 servings) instant pistachio pudding – 2 eggs – 2 1/4 cup flour – 1 tsp baking powder – 1/4 tsp cloves – 1/4 tsp allspice – 1/2 tsp cinnamon – 3/4 cup Valrhona Jivara dark milk chocolate, chopped (available at JACEK Chocolate Couture) – 1 cup chopped pistachio nuts (optional) 1. Cream >> READ MORE

#2 Valrhona Abinao with Apricot

ABINAO WITH APRICOT by Kirk Bueckert, Chef   A… 6 tbsp  unsalted butter, warm 2 tbsp vegetable shortening 2/3 cup yellow sugar ¼ cup white sugar 1 room-temperature egg 1 tsp vanilla bean paste B… 1 c Abinao, melted C… 1 cup plain flour 1 + ½ tsp baking powder a pinch of salt D… 1 c Abinao, chopped E… 2 c apricot preserve   In a mixer equipped with a paddle, mix together ingredients A (medium speed) While mixing, slowly add ingredient B Separately, pass ingredients C through a drum sieve onto parchment Pour the contents of the parchment, >> READ MORE

#3 Valrhona Ivoire Chunk with Cranberries Cookie Recipe

White Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Cookies by Natasha Romanchuk Ingredients: 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened 3/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 large egg 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons cornstarch  1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup Valrhona Ivoire chocolate (chopped) – Available at the JACEK Boutique 3/4 cup dried cranberries Directions: In a large bowl using a mixer, beat the butter for 1 minute on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Add the granulated sugar and then brown sugar and mix on medium speed until fluffy and light in color. Mix >> READ MORE

#4 Valrhona Jivara Gingerbread Hugs

JIVARA GINGERBREAD HUGS by Kirk Bueckert, Chef These cookies are adorable and crazy tasty!  Enjoy it with a steaming cup of coffee for a slice of heaven. A… ¼ c + 2 tbsp unsalted butter, warm ¼ c +2 tbsp yellow sugar B… 1 ½ c plain flour 1 tsp ground ginger ½ tsp ground toasted cinnamon ¼ tsp ground nutmeg ½ tsp baking soda a pinch of salt C… ¼ c molasses 1 room-temperature egg ½ tsp vanilla bean paste D… 2 c Jivara, melted 1 c 35% cream, scalded ½ c unsalted butter, warm   In a mixer >> READ MORE

#5 Pistachio & White Chocolate Cookie Recipe

Pistachio & White Chocolate Cookie Recipe By Joelle Prefontaine I couldn’t stop eating these cookies.  They are so soft and delicious… a real crowd pleaser. – 1 cup softened butter – 1/4 cup white sugar – 3/4 cup brown sugar – 1 tsp of vanilla – 1 package (4 servings) instant pistachio pudding – 2 eggs – 2 1/4 cup flour – 1 tsp baking powder – 1/4 tsp cloves – 1/4 tsp allspice – 1/2 tsp cinnamon – 3/4 cup Valrhona Ivoire white chocolate, chopped (available at JACEK Chocolate Couture) – 1 cup chopped pistachio nuts (optional) 1. Cream >> READ MORE