I was eleven, and halfway across the world, when I saw Marcel Desaulniers on cable TV (I don’t even remember what program it was!)! I was so utterly fascinated by him that I went on the subway (by myself!) and bought 2 of his books, one of which was Death by Chocolate: The Last Word on a Consuming Passion.
When I lost my entire library to Ondoy, I realized that this was one of the books I had to get another copy of, otherwise, I would forever regret it. Thank goodness my brother was able to find a previously loved copy for me!
It’s been some years since Typhoon Ondoy and I have been baking in a frenzy. But with such a long list to finish, it was only recently that I (finally) made a batch of the Chocolate Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies that is in the first few pages of the book.
And it is THE most delicious cookie I have ever tasted!!!
I swear! I ate 2 giant cookies… with cold milk! In one sitting!
(and I don’t even like chocolate!!!! or milk!!!)
And the little girl? She looked at me with so much admiration and said: Mommy, you make everything so delicious!
Now I know why the book is called Death by Chocolate!
One of these days, when I have enough courage (and time!) I will attempt to create his Death by Chocolate! Recipe with rum sauce here.