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Six chocolate desserts that are too seductive to be legal

Very few people don’t like chocolate. It is an important part of any diet, and it also makes us smarter — so why not eat it as much as you can?
1. Crispy and delicate chocolate cookie
INGREDIENTS 3 egg whites 65 g of cocoa powder 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon of salt 1 teaspoon of vanilla 100 g of chocolate drops 360 g of powdered sugar
PREPARATION 1. Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl.
2. Add the egg whites and vanilla. Mix everything together with a whisk to get a smooth paste. Do not whip it up, just mix it.
3. Add the chocolate drops.
4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Scoop the batter with a teaspoon and make small cookies. There should be 2 or 3 cm between them. Bake for 15 minutes at 180° C.
5. Let the cookies cool down for 10 minutes. They are very brittle when hot.
2. Chocolate cheesecake
INGREDIENTS 250 g of cookies 150 g of butter 2 tablets of dark chocolate 3 eggs 1 cup of powdered sugar (or sugar) 750 g of Philadelphia cream cheese 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder 500 g of s…

CHERRY GALETTES WITH ALMOND SOUR CREAM CRUST

Another month has passed and it’s time for Mystery Dish!  This month’s host was Sarah at The Pajama Chef.  She put together an great list of items including:  coffee, sour cream, farro, almonds, cherries, watermelon, cantaloupe, jicama, cucumber, tomatoes, flavored oils, herbs, cornmeal and hot peppers.  Since cherries are one of the few fruits I love, and they are only in season for approximately 12 seconds each year, I knew they had to be in my recipe.  Visions of pastry danced in my head.
When served up a fruit pie, I tend to eat all the crust and leave the fruit on my plate.  I can truly embrace a “pie” with a higher crust to filling ratio.  How I love the galette (French),  also sometimes known as a crostata (Italian).  Regardless of the origins, who doesn’t love more buttery flaky crust?
We had to use at least 3 ingredients in our mystery dish, so I decided to add some almonds and sour cream into my pie crust.   Sour cream made a really rich tender pastry, it reminded me a lot of …