Happy birthday Sugar High Friday! This international sweet tooth blogging extravaganza, created by Jennifer at The Domestic Goddess, has been going strong since October 2004, giving food lovers around the world an excuse to make something sweet each month. The first event started with only 10 brave participants, and throughout the year it has grown like a loaf of sweetbread in the oven, with the last Sugar High Friday event bringing in over 70 entries from bloggers in 19 countries. What a truly sweet success.
The very first SHF topic was white chocolate, challenging many to set aside their beliefs about this questionable form and get creative with their entries. Most participants claimed “I normally don’t bake with white chocolate, but for SHF…” and proceeded to make wonderful creations like White Chocolate and Ginger Cheesecake and White Chocolate and Rice Milk Flan with White Chocolate-Pistachio Emulsion (say that 10 times fast!) In honor of the inaugural theme, we’ll take the anniversary edition to the dark side with dark chocolate. I know many of you are thinking, “Dark chocolate is so easy. I’ll just pull out my favorite cookie, brownie, cake, etc. recipe and whip up something quick…” Not so fast. Even though dark chocolate is a common baking ingredient for most of us, in the spirit of Sugar High Friday I challenge you to find something new and interesting to make. Try a different recipe or add a twist to one of your favorites. Post your entries on Friday, October 21 and e-mail a link to your post to kelli at lovescool . com. Let the baking begin!
Sugar High Friday #13 – The Dark Side
Theme: Dark Chocolate
Friday, October 21, 2005