Sunday, April 14, 2024

Megan's Candied Lemon Blossom Dark Milk Chocolate + Lemon Cookies - April 14, 2024

Chocolate of The Day

Megan's Homemade Chocolate
Candied Lemon Petal Dark Milk Chocolate (bar)
Good +++
Weight: 1 oz. (28.3 g.) / 3 oz. (85 g.) (estimate) in total bar
Calories: 155 calories in 1 oz. (28.3 g.) of bar
Cost: N/A - gift from family
Purchased from: N/A - gift from family (Thank you Megan!)

Tate's Bake Shop
Gluten Free Lemon Cookies
Good ++ - Good +++
Weight: 1.02 oz. (29 g) / 7 oz. (198 g.) total package
Calories: 150 calories in 2 cookies
Cost: $ Missing information
Purchased from: The Market at Edgewood, Palo Alto, CA 

Welcome to Day #5 of Baked Goods with Chocolate Series; and Day #2 of Chocolate and Umami Theme Week.*

Lemon items ruled the day and included: candied lemon blossoms in chocolate; lemon oil and flavoring in lemon cookies; umami-like preserved (salted, fermented)* lemons (with umami vegetable side dishes and chicken and mushrooms); and smoked lemonade. 

Today's beautiful and tasty Candied Lemon Petal Dark Milk Chocolate bar was made especially by Megan, using a hamsa hand-shaped mold. (Thank you Megan!)

Candied Lemon Blossom Dark Milk Chocolate (bar)

Aroma notes included very appealing lemon/citrus floral and dark chocolate.

Texture: creamy smooth dark milk chocolate interspersed with delicately textured candied floral petal bits.

Flavor notes included: smooth dark chocolate and pleasing, lemon floral complexity (undulations of nuanced lemon fruit, lemon blossom, light lemon pulp/rind).

Ingredients: Dark chocolate, candied lemon blossom petals

Allergen-related information: Contained milk.

Gluten Free Lemon Cookies

Today's Gluten Free Lemon Cookies were from Tate's Bake Shop (Southampton, NY).

Aroma notes included: baked, buttery, sweet lemon cookie/cake.

Texture: thin cookie with crispy texture and buttery mouthfeel.

Flavor notes included: sweet, crispy, lemony, buttery cookie and a very faint touch of salt. This is the kind of gluten-free cookie I like. Fresh, flavorful and not bulky, bland and doughy.

Ingredients: "Rice flour, Sugar, Butter, Liquid egg white, Natural flavor, Milk, Lemon oil, Baking powder, Xanthan gum, Salt."

Allergen-related information: "Contains Milk and Eggs. May contain tree nuts and soy."

*Foods high in "umami" flavor include tomatoes, mushrooms, peas, cheeses, certain meats, foods with MSG, and other items that are high in glutamate (or contain MSG) and/or that have savory flavor. Fermented foods (included preserved, salted lemons) also tend to be higher in umami-like flavor.


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