Nuts about Chocolate — Folle de chocolat

Will you believe me if I tell you that I did not get a chance to bake any petits gâteaux (cookies) for Christmas? Bad bad me! I just didn’t. So today, although we are preparing to leave to visit P.’s family, I thought I needed to repair, and made these two chocolate petits gâteaux. Irony in this? They looked nice but I am not yet happy about the recipe a hundred percent — the chocolate needs a spice I think — so I need to work at it a little more before being able to share. And I will!

And now I am off.

Joyeux Noël !
Happy Christmas!

Posted in Cakes, Chocolate, Dessert


  1. Bea, I love these little chocolate sandwich cookies. I’m completely behind on my cookies as well and literally jumped from bed to the kitchen to make gingerbread this morning. It is definitely worth it though. Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année

  2. Bea, it’s not traditional, but a small bit of chile with the chocolate would be wonderful! Happy holidays to you.

  3. They still look wonderful! But then again, I think with your photography skills, you could make anything look wonderful. Enjoy your holidays!

  4. Bea, they are just gorgeous! Best and brightest holiday wishes to you, I know you will celebrate in style.

  5. The cookies and other pictures on your site make our mouthes water and wish we could see you soon. Wonderfull X-mas and happy 2007! Also for P. of course. Hope you have no delays getting there because of the snow. Love M&F

  6. My first thought was cayenne, but if you add some almond or rum oil/extract that might be nice?!

    They look fabulous!

  7. I particularily like combining sweets with alcohol. The use of a very sweet wine (e.g. Sauternes) is one example. However, there is a outstanding chocolat shop in Arbois, Jura near us (winner of Meilleur Artisan de France — please excuse my spelling) who goes well beyond this. He finds non-sweet wines (e.g. spicy) which he matches with particular chocolates (he has a chocolate laboratory). The result is that they are not only complimentary but also bring out each other’s tastes. A bit more work to try it at home, but a lot of fun.

  8. They look lovely. If you’re looking for a spice, I’m sure you know cardamom and chocolate is always a winner…

  9. Premièrement, bravo Bea!
    Ton site et tes photos sont magnifiques.

    Peut-être est-il trop tard, mais j’aimbe bien mettre dans mon gâteau au chocolat une pincée de clou de girofle moulue ou bien, du poivre rose.

    Bonne Année!

  10. Bonjour Béa,
    j’ai aussi cette maladie du chocolat!! A croire que je suis tombée dedans à la naissance.
    Pourriez-vous m’envoyer la recette de cette fabuleuse recette de petits gateaux au chocolat?

    merci infiniment