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China’s great wall of chocolate

China has the Great Wall and now the great chocolate wall. Yum!

The chocolate wall, a miniature sculpture of the Great Wall, is being created as a display at the World Chocolate Dream Park, a new theme park in Beijing. The park will open at the end of January.

Here’s how the two walls measure up.

The Great Wall of China, one of the “7 wonders of the world”, took 2,000 years to build and is about 4,000 miles in length.

The great chocolate wall is made from more than 80 tonnes of chocolate that are formed into solid chocolate bricks and 560 chocolate Terracotta Warriors. It’s about 12 metres in length.

To some chocolate lovers, the chocolate wall may well be the “8th wonder of the world”!

Check out these images of the great wall of chocolate.

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Chocolate fashions at Salon du Chocolat

Fashions for chocolate lovers? Oh yeah!

I don’t think any brownies were used in the creation of these chocolate fashions designed for the Salon du Chocolat (Chocolate Show) and modelled in Paris on Oct. 13. Just lots of chocolate! The outfits are pretty amazing.

A bonus for wearing one of these – you’d always be able to satisfy your chocolate cravings!

Chocolate Fudge Brownies video and recipe

Startcooking.com, created by former Home Economics teacher Kathy Maister, contains some excellent cooking videos and recipes for cooks, both experienced and novice. The videos aren’t the typical format. Instead, viewers are shown recipes or techniques in a fast-paced, stop motion style complete with sound effects.

The videos are informative, efficient, to the point and definitely have a more polished look than some of the down home cooking videos found on YouTube.

Here’s Kathy’s video for Chocolate Fudge Brownies.

And here’s the recipe for the brownies.

Chocolate Fudge Brownies
(Makes an 8-inch square pan)

14 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1- 1/4 cups sugar
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
1/2 cup flour
Pinch of salt
1 cup walnuts, chopped

Place the oven rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat oven to 350 F.

Line an 8″ x 8″ x 2″ baking pan with tin foil. Spray foil with cooking spray.

Cut butter into pieces. Place butter in a large microwave-safe bowl and melt it in microwave, about 1 minute.

With a whisk, blend in unsweetened cocoa. Add sugar and mix well.

In another bowl, lightly whisk together eggs and vanilla extract. Add egg mixture to the cocoa mixture and blend together. Whisk in flour and salt. Fold in walnuts.

Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 30 minutes. To test for doneness, insert a wooden toothpick into the center of the brownies; when removed, it should have some moist crumbs attached to it. Do not over bake.

Let brownies cool completely on a wire rack. Then, flip brownies onto a wire rack and peel away the foil. Flip brownies onto cutting board to cut.

Wrap leftovers in plastic wrap and store in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Brownies can be frozen.

Finally, here are Kathy’s directions for turning this recipe into Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes.

Kraft videos and recipes for brownie desserts

Need some dessert ideas for Mother’s Day? Watch and learn!

See Kraft’s food specialist Michelle McAdoo prepare these brownie desserts:

Each video is about two minutes in length. The recipes are included.


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