Victoria-by-the-Sea, a little town along the southern shore of Prince Edward Island, Canada, is home to Island Chocolates. Each September during the Chocolate Festival the best and the brightest of chess players (or at least those who are brave enough to show up) come to test their skills against one another in hopes of winning the coveted prize — a handmade chocolate chess set and board. Only the winner can touch it. You can’t buy it or bribe your way to it. Skill is your only hope.
In a tiny little shop in downtown Redlands, CA, lies an unassuming chocolate shop, Parliament Chocolate. Yes, we all know that ice cream is my true love (after Spaceman, of course!), but I pride myself on being an explorer and would not shy away from this intriguing little shop with three wise owls as its mascot.
As I sat plucking another chocolate into my mouth thinking, “Can this be good for me?”, the answer screamed back at me in black and white, “Yes!”
It’s deadline day for the first Cooks in the Kitchen contest. The ingredient was semi-sweet chocolate and the instructions were to let your mind wander. Since my comfort zone is more with the savory side of things, I opted to challenge myself with a sweet recipe. Alas, the “Puff Party” was born. It is fast, easy, and delicious. Here’s how: