Ever make something for the first time and they totally turn out perfect? Yeah, this never happens to me….until I made these Whoopie Pies from Green & Black’s latest cookbook, “Ultimate Chocolate Recipes – The New Collection”. Well, perfect in my book. Sure the tops aren’t as smooth as a normal whoopie pie, but they are crackly, as if like a whoopie pie had an affair with a brownie! Flavored with GREEN & BLACK’S Mayan Gold, the dark chocolate pairs wonderfully the citrus. Wanting to have a more rounded citrus flavor, the buttercream that’s tucked inside the two pies is also laced with orange extract, making the Mayan Gold Chocolate I used, even happier.
Now, about the book. “Ultimate Chocolate Recipes – The New Collection” from GREEN & BLACK’S is a gorgeous and compact hardcover book that translates beautifully into your kitchen. It’s a collaboration of chefs, authors, publishers, and fans, that have all come together to share their best recipes using chocolate. Rose Levy Beranbaum has a Chocolate Layer Cake on page 60 that I am dying to try; Nick Malgieri has another cake in the book, a Chocolate Bourbon Cake that sounds fantastic. And the way it’s divided, makes it easy to narrow down what you’re in the mood for; everything from Teatime to Tortes, with Ice Creams and Desserts. The cherry on top? Detailed and beautiful photography done by Jenny Zarins.
Now, are you ready for a chocolate-infused giveaway? The generous folks over at GREEN & BLACK’S want to share the love and will be giving away the following to three (1 set per winner) Cooking with Books readers: 3 sets of GREEN & BLACK’S Ultimate Cookbook and GREEN & BLACK’S bars: GREEN & BLACK’S Maya Gold, Dark 70%, and Hazelnut & Currant.
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The comments are the official entry, there is no purchase necessary, void where prohibited. US mailing addresses only. One (1) winner will be chosen randomly. Prize will be shipped by Kraft Foods. The contest ends Sunday, August 12th, 2012 at 11:59 pm Eastern time. The winner will be announced on Monday, August 13th, via email and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.