March Break is on, the kids are home, and parents across the country are looking for ways to keep everyone busy and well-fed.
Even though school is out, Food Network Canada dropped by the Bonnie Gordon College of Confectionary Arts for Chocolate 101!
We love cocoa, and you don't have to click very far to find some of our favourite ways to use it -- Anna Olson's Chocolate Mousse or Michael Smith's Dark Chocolate Brownies, anyone? When we were asked to spend an evening with this guilty-pleasure-ingredient, how could we say no?
Students were treated to a detailed workshop on melting, forming and dipping rich dark chocolate into impressive truffles. It may sound fancy, but it's easy, fun and a great activity for chocolatiers of all ages. Simply melt your favourite brand of dark chocolate into a luscious brew of warmed cream, butter, honey and hazelnut paste. "Big kids" have the option to add hazelnut liquor... because moms and dads deserve a break too! (If that tickles your taste buds then check out our Grand Marnier Candied Orange Peel Truffles too!)
Click over to the full recipe for these Chocolate Bonbons and tweet your chocolate creations @FoodNetworkCA
March Break with "You Gotta Eat Here!"
Cookies, Cupcakes and Squares, Oh My!
Cooking With Kids
by Joanna Gryfe