Cherry Chocolate Brownie

With Valentine's day less than a week away, I thought I would make something special for my SO. In addition, Mara, a good friend of mine, has been suggesting I post something (ANYTHING!) with chocolate. So here it is, THE Cherry Chocolate Brownie. 

cherry chocolate brownie

Ever since I was a kid, I have loved cherries and chocolate together. I use to devour cherry blossoms, a candied cherry covered in rich chocolate. This is my version of that childhood favourite. Cherry cream cheese filling sandwiched between moist chocolate brownie and a rich chocolate ganache. 

cherry chocolate brownie

Your SO will love you for this one (unless... like me, you ate the whole tray... sorry Anthony!).

cherry chocolate brownie

'Crème-your-pants' Crème Brûlée

Crème Brûlée was the tipping point.  Mostly on the scale of my bathroom, but also the point I really started getting into cooking. I got obsessed with making it, perfecting it. Molten and crisp on the top, cool and smooth on the bottom.  In my opinion, it's the ultimate dessert.  And it's dead simple and easy to make and the recipe can be found here in our butter&sugar section.

To my delight, my little brother surprised me recently with the gift of a kitchen torch. FIRE! Until now, I had been using a broiler to caramelize the sugar on my favourite dessert (and namesake for this site). Well, this took it to another level. They were caramelized perfectly. Every. Single. Time. AND, we had a ton of fun doing it!