Junior year of high school I became a chocolate of the month member of Godiva. This
exclusive free membership gives everyone the opportunity to sample a truffle on the house once a month. I am proud to say that after 5 years of membership I have never missed a month, or ever actually purchased something from Godiva. I have even stopped feeling awkward when they hand me my free sample and ask “is that all for you today?”
This raspberry white chocolate brownie is inspired by one of my monthly truffles. Maybe one day I will actually buy something from the store, but in the mean time I will continue to indulge in my membership and make imitation brownies.
I followed my favorite brownie recipe and added 1 bar of chopped white chocolate and half a bag of frozen raspberries.
This post was supposed to go up on Halloween but due to a cycle of endless midterms, I’m not as up on my blogging game. Senoritis hasn’t hit me hard enough that I’ve lost all priorities (yet), so as of now blogging comes after midterm studying.
However this pie isn’t Halloween exclusive and would make an awesome addition to your Thanksgiving dessert spread. Personally I’m not a huge fan of traditional pie crust, so the Oreo is a welcomed alternative. The chocolate cookie crust is easily a better match with the custard filling, and lets face it the color combination is pretty damn festive. Find the pie filling recipe here and the crust recipe here (although I always wing it: the more butter the better).
I think coconut is either something you love or you hate. My younger brother is strangely addicted, so when he came to visit I had to bake him the over-the-top coconut creation he deserved. The result was this eight layer vanilla and chocolate layer cake, with coconut frosting. I kept the frosting flavor fairly subtle, to appease the coconut haters, especially since I knew my bother couldn’t eat all eight layers on his own.
Frosting recipe here.