Let’s start 2007 off on a very chocolaty note, shall we?
I’m the host for Sugar High Friday this month, and for some reason after hardly any discussion at all, chocolate seemed to be the natural candidate for my theme.
This sweet event was created by Jennifer, of Domestic Goddess and I invite any and all food bloggers out there to participate. (Well, maybe not all..there’s a lot of food blogs out there…)
So my theme for this month is: Chocolate By Brand
To participate, whip up a favorite chocolate cake, a kettle full of candy, or a batch of chocolate-rich cookies. Or try your hand at something you’ve been itching to roll up your sleeves and tackle; dark chocolate truffles, delectable brownies, Mohrenkopf, Devils Food Cake, macarons, Schwarzwalder Kirsch Torte, or chocolate Rice Krispy Treats.
Then include the brand of chocolate you used and write about why you used it. Maybe you used it because it tastes good. Or you bought your chocolate on a trip and were saving it for some special occasion. Maybe it was marked-down or collecting dust in a sale bin. All are good reasons!
Tell us why you chose your particular chocolate.
And don’t feel compelled to use ‘premium’ chocolate either.
If you want to use a top-of-the-line brand, allez-y!…or use your local supermarket chocolate. Or melt down or chop up a chocolate candy bar that’s a favorite from wherever you live. Whatever brand you use, I want to know why you used it, and how you liked it. Want to make cookies packed with M & M’s? Go ahead! Recreate Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, or chop up a Nestlés Crunch Bar and toss the bits in a muffin batter and see what happens.
So go for it!
Here are the rules:
- 1. In order for me to post the entries by January 26th I need your recipe and the URL/Permalink by January 22nd at the absolute latest. You can email me using the link in the green box, in the column to the left.
Please send me your entry by the deadline. Pretend I’m the Internal Revenue Service…you don’t send your taxes in late, do you?
- 2. I’d like to attach a little photo to your description.
If you’d like me to do that, you’ll need to send a 100 x 100 pixel image.
Do not send larger images, which I can’t use. There’s a helpful Photoshop tutorial here.
(Sorry, I’m unable to resize or manipulate other people’s photos, so if it’s not in that size when it’s sent to me, unfortunately I can’t include it. And only send 1 photo; don’t send several and ask me to choose because I’m not very good at decision making.)
- 3. If you don’t have a blog, you’re encouraged to post a favorite chocolate recipe or reminiscence in the comments area for the Sugar High Friday post.
- 4. One you’ve posted the recipe on your blog, email me an announcement of the posting, the recipe title and brief description, as well as the Permalink URL and the name of your blog. (If you just send the URL for your blog, I’ll use that instead of the Permalink), and attach the 100 x 100 pixel image.
I’ll be blogging a lot about chocolate this month and I look forward to hosting all the participants entries on January 26th….