Friday, November 9, 2007

Cassis Strata and Star Anise with Pink Peppercorn

I love a Kir Royale, a cocktail made from champagne and cassis liqueur. Fabulous and just a little sweet. So chocolate and cassis ought to be pretty good, too, right? Yep. Very nice cassis jelly layered on top of a chocolate ganache. The nice part about this piece is that it doesn't have any annoying sugar crystals.

Star Anise with Pink Peppercorn sounds promising. A smooth ganache in which I can detect the anise (don't like it so much normally, but it's good here). The peppercorn I can't taste at all. Too bad, because I've come to love peppery dark chocolate.

All in all, mighty tasty.

1: Better than sex
2: Little bites of heaven
3: Share with your best friend
4: Will do in a pinch
5: Halloween candy
Where to buy: At the store on the Embarcadero, or online at

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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