Only the Best Chocolate Recipes
TREND: Exotically flavored chocolate\r\n
WHO: Katrina Markoff, CEO of Vosges Haut-Chocolat in Chicago\r\n
WHAT: Markoff, one of the first to infuse chocolate with unexpected ingredients, named this Asian-tinged creation after one of her most popular truffles. Its Japanese flavors ginger, wasabi, and black sesame seeds are the building blocks for an inspired cake.
If you're not familiar with soufflé cakes, this dessert may look a little odd but it's delicious. The cake is designed to be eaten once it has collapsed and cooled (just the opposite of a regular soufflé).
Bev Heinecke of San Anselmo, California, writes: \"Many of our favorite family recipes come from my mother-in-law, Hannah, who was a wonderful cook. When my sons were younger I made her chocolate macaroons and pancakes all the time. I don't make them quite as often as I used to, but they're still a hit with my husband.\"\r\n
The fluffy texture of these tender pancakes comes from folding beaten egg whites into the batter.