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Is it OK to Ship Chocolate today?
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Most of us know that chocolate melts but we need to especially mindful when shipping chocolate.… Read More

Real Mole Sauce (with chocolate!)
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  Mole Sauce         Hot chilies and rich chocolate make this authentic mole sauce perfect for topping stewed meats or enchiladas   2 cups chicken broth 2 dried guajillo chilies, stemmed and seeded 2 dried ancho chilies, stemmed and seeded 3 dried chipotle chilies, stemmed and seeded … Read More

Calling All Dog-Lovers!
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La Belle Chocolat invites you to a Chocolate Fundraiser for the dogs! Saturday, February 9: 2:30 – 6:30pm Monday, February 11: 2:30 – 6:30pm We will be hosting a Chocolate Bark tasting. Samples will be provided for several flavors of Chocolate Bark including “Sally’s Fav” and the new “Show the … Read More

Republica del Cacao
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This new chocolate for chefs and confectioners has a great story! The cocoa beans and all the other ingredients are from Latin America and the manufacturing is done in Ecuador…one of the only chocolates which is made at the source! This company has received technical assistance from the Valrhona Chocolate … Read More

CHOCOLATE DOMINO COOKIES
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CHOCOLATE DOMINO COOKIES 1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp salt 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup light brown sugar 1 TBSP plus 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup white chocolate chips TIME SAVER: Simply … Read More

EUROPEAN DRINKING CHOCOLATE (aka HOT CHOCOLATE)
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HOT CHOCOLATE RECIPE This simple but decadent recipe uses a combination of cocoa powder and dark chocolate to create a rich chocolate flavor. INGREDIENTS Serves 6 4 cups whole milk 1 cup GUANAJA 70% dark chocolate 1 TBSP VALRHONA COCOA POWDER INSTRUCTIONS Bring the milk to a boil. Pour the … Read More

Warm Chocolate Cake Recipe
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Chocolate Girl’s Favorite! There are many recipes for the warm (sometimes known as molten) chocolate cake —  the one where your cake is served warm and, if cooked perfectly, the center will be slightly under-baked and similar to chocolate sauce …or lava! This version is one of the easiest  and will guarantee … Read More

Open House and Chocolate Tasting! 8/17/18 5-7pm
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La Belle Chocolat is a Chocolate Museum and Chocolate Tasting room recently opened in historic Portsmouth, NH. This small and unique museum features artifacts, historic prints, a Chocolate Art gallery and more. Start off your evening in Portsmouth and visit our Open House on Friday Aug 17th from 5:00 pm … Read More

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