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Cocoa nibs puzzle

SallyBR1's picture

Please keep your snide remarks to yourself. Ok? Good.

Four weeks ago I placed an order for "cocoa nibs"

For three weeks I've had cocoa nibs in my cabinet, but have NO IDEA where I saw a recipe calling for it

I tried a food blog search, nothing particularly enticing

I appreciate some help using these - I KNOW I saw this recipe posted or written somewhere after January 1st

(sigh, sigh, sigh)

 


 


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SallyBR1's picture

(post #51964, reply #3 of 26)

I've seen this recipe long time ago - so that was not IT, but it's true, I could use it in this

Actually, I made this absorption pasta as described, but used black sesame seeds instead

still, the puzzle is puzzling me

 


 


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Jean's picture

(post #51964, reply #2 of 26)

or this one? http://forums.taunton.com/tp-cookstalk/messages?msg=39100.6


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SallyBR1's picture

(post #51964, reply #4 of 26)

Nope it was not this either - I know it was a dessert. I just cannot seem to find it.

it is sooooo irritating.

 


 


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Gary's picture

(post #51964, reply #5 of 26)

Are you sure it wasn't for genius boy who, at one point, wanted to make his own chocolate?

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

SallyBR1's picture

(post #51964, reply #7 of 26)

No, I am sure I found a recipe for a dessert using the stuff - genius boy dropped the idea of chocolate, but he's been making his own spice mixes, gives them all sorts of creative names and sells for charity - money goes to Amnesty International

cool dude he is!

 


 


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roz's picture

(post #51964, reply #10 of 26)

ScharffenBerger Chocolate site has a few cocoa nibs recipes. Here it is.

http://www.scharffenberger.com/allrecipes.asp

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unbaked's picture

(post #51964, reply #12 of 26)

Don't know about other stuff, but they're good added to brownies for you chocaholics :)

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Jean's picture

(post #51964, reply #6 of 26)

cocoa nib panna cotta? http://forums.taunton.com/tp-cookstalk/messages?msg=19712.6


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SallyBR1's picture

(post #51964, reply #8 of 26)

That sounds pretty good, and I might just use for it

I KNOW it was not this, though

I swear, I even dreamed with cocoa nibs last night....

 


 


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courgette's picture

(post #51964, reply #16 of 26)

I have nibs in my cupboard that I know I bought for a specific recipe but have no idea what it was. I've had mine for at least a year....


Mo

Gretchen's picture

(post #51964, reply #9 of 26)

Aren't they usually just sprinkled on top as a garnish? I think I saw this on some cooking challenge this week.

Gretchen

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ouzo's picture

(post #51964, reply #11 of 26)

Nibs are awesome in banana bread. 


I used to make a fruit salad with them - grapefruit, kiwi and atualfo mango


 


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FL.Cook's picture

(post #51964, reply #13 of 26)

I'm LOLing, as I just cleaned out my baking cabinet yesterday and found a bag of those nibs that have to be sitting there for at least a year!  I keep thinking that I must have bought them for a reason!!  Let me know if you find a wonderful recipe for them.  Maybe a cookie????

Carole

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drussell's picture

(post #51964, reply #14 of 26)

Perhaps it's this Alice Medrich buckwheat and cocoa nibs cookie?


 


Buckwheat Butter Cookies with Cocoa Nibs
Adapted from Alice Medrich’s Pure Dessert

If it’s at all possible, I would urge you to make these cookies at least one day before you want to eat them. Their flavor takes time to develop. On the day they’re made, they’re okay, if a little too buckwheaty - but by the second day, they’re amazing. Just amazing.

1 ¼ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
¾ cup buckwheat flour
½ lb. (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup granulated sugar
¼ tsp. salt
1/3 cup cocoa nibs
1 ½ tsp. vanilla extract

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours.

In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter with the sugar and salt until smooth and creamy but not fluffy, about 1 minute. Add the nibs and vanilla, and beat to incorporate, scraping down the side of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed. Add the flours all at once, and beat on low speed until just incorporated. The mixture will seem very dry and pebbly at first, but keep beating, and it will slowly moisten and darken (as the buckwheat flour is absorbed) and come together. You’ll know it’s ready when it pulls away from the side of the bowl. The dough will be very thick.

Form the dough into a long (12” or 13”) log about 2 inches in diameter. Because the dough is so thick, I find it easiest to do this by pinching off hunks of dough from the bowl and lining them up on a large sheet of plastic wrap to form a log, then massaging and pressing them together to seal. Wrap well and refrigerate at least two hours, or overnight.

If you have refrigerated the dough overnight, remove it from the refrigerator 1 to 2 hours before you want to bake the cookies. (It’s a dense, rich dough, and once it’s very cold, it takes a little while to soften enough to slice without shattering.) Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven, and preheat to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners.

When the dough feels slightly softened - it should have just a hint of give when you press it with a fingertip - unwrap it and place it on a cutting board. Using a thin, sharp knife, carefully cut the dough into ¼-inch-thick slices. Place slices on the prepared baking sheets, spacing each cookie about 1 ½ inches apart. (I put about 15 cookies on each sheet; you won’t be able to bake all the dough at once.)

Bake until cookies just begin to color around the edges, about 12 to 14 minutes, rotating the sheet pans from top to bottom and front to back midway through. Transfer to wire racks, and cool the cookies on the baking sheets (or slide the parchment onto the rack to free up the pans). Cool completely before eating or storing. Repeat with remaining dough.

Store the cookies in an airtight container for up to 1 month. (I thought that seemed a bit long, though, so I stashed mine the freezer. I don’t know - Medrich says they’re fine at room temperature, but I didn’t want to risk it. They’re gifts, so I want to be sure they’re good.)

Yield: about 50-55 small cookies


 




 

knitpik's picture

(post #51964, reply #15 of 26)

Check here:

http://www.tastespotting.com/search/nibs/1

http://foodgawker.com/?s=nibs

http://habeasbrulee.com/category/cocoa-nibs/

IIRC you might have posted this one here:

http://habeasbrulee.com/2007/10/31/pumpkin-seed-cocoa-nib-brittle/

Edited 3/3/2009 7:15 pm ET by knitpik


Edited 3/3/2009 7:30 pm ET by knitpik

FL.Cook's picture

(post #51964, reply #17 of 26)

Thanks, those are great websites!  If I can't find something to do with the nibs in one of those, then I'm in deep trouble!

Carole

Carole
knitpik's picture

(post #51964, reply #18 of 26)

You're welcome. I copied quite a few recipes myself...hoping to
make them someday when I can buy some nibs. Never had nibs so
I have no idea if I will like them or not.

SallyBR1's picture

(post #51964, reply #19 of 26)

It is with a trembling "voice" that I announce to the world - I FOUND IT!!!!!!

this was it

http://www.bakingobsession.com/2008/12/10/cocoa-nib-pudding/

 


 


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FL.Cook's picture

(post #51964, reply #20 of 26)

Looks good, how about the cookies with it???

Carole

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Jean's picture

(post #51964, reply #21 of 26)

Those look like the Sambuca cookies I made this week.


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FL.Cook's picture

(post #51964, reply #25 of 26)

Thanks, I will have to try both.  Tonight it's the Brazilian Bread along with the Lazy Day Peanut Noodle Salad.  Will report back.  I already made the dressing , not adding the hot water yet, and it is very tasty!

Carole

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knitpik's picture

(post #51964, reply #22 of 26)

Glad we solved this mystery. :) Please report back if you make it.
Sounds delicious.

SallyBR1's picture

(post #51964, reply #23 of 26)

Just finished eating it

I was a little unsure about it because the color is very light - did not seem like a chocolate dessert at all

well, it IS delicious! I made half the recipe, poured into two large capuccino cups - we shared one. Because I was a bit surprised by how light it turned out, I shaved dark chocolate on top - it turned out very good

Phil requested it as a dessert for our next dinner party... 
 
The garbage disposal is your friend. Treat it nicely.
(A little pearl of wisdom, February 2009)


Edited 3/7/2009 9:32 pm by SallyBR1

knitpik's picture

(post #51964, reply #24 of 26)

Thanks for the report and happy anniversary!
I'll have to get me some cocoa nibs to see what this is all about.

unbaked's picture

(post #51964, reply #26 of 26)

Congrats! Now *I* want to get some cocoa nibs..that looks wonderful!


'The desire to make an effort to improve the lives of those around you does not yet live in everyone, but it does live in everyone who cooks.' -Bill Penzey, one magazine

'The desire to make an effort to improve the lives of those around you does not yet live in everyone, but it does live in everyone who cooks.' -Bill Penzey, one magazine