So you know the Scharffen-Berger Chocolate Adventure Contest?
I’m about to share my failed entry with you.
Actually, it was neither an entry nor a failure (“Talk amongst yourselves!”), but it didn’t come out how I imagined, so I didn’t submit it. If I had made my first attempt not on the day of the deadline, then maybe I could have experimented a little more and adjusted the recipe. But you know me. :P
For this year’s contest, they were asking people to come up with cupcake recipes using Scharffen-Berger chocolate (of course) and at least one of the following 14 adventure ingredients: stout beer (oatmeal, chocolate, imperial or any other stout); ricotta; buttermilk; coconut butter, coconut milk, or coconut cream; saffron; molasses (light, dark or blackstrap); adzuki beans; fresh beet; sweetened condensed milk; fresh or whole dried chili pepper; bee pollen; meyer lemon; almond flour; and Sumatra coffee beans. I found out about this contest in October when Bakerella posted about it (she’s a judge!), but didn’t really have any great ideas until a few weeks ago. Continue reading