Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

You will find yourself ‘berry’ much liking these! Delectable chocolate on a juicy strawberry, who would want anything else? After many failed batches of chocolate covered strawberries over the years, I stumbled upon a little miracle. This simple trick has saved me countless hours in tempering chocolate and lots of money. These fail-proof Chocolate Dipped Strawberries vanish almost instantly! I have chocolate-dipped…

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Best Easy Chocolate Mousse

Best Easy Chocolate Mousse

This mousse is a showstopper! Delightfully light, perfectly smooth, and chocolatey, you’ll find any excuse to make this often. I love a good chocolate mousse. I’ve tried so many at restaurants and made quite a few myself. I’ve found that there is a fine line between too bitter, too sweet, too rich, too bland. I wanted to be able to make a chocolate mousse full of flavor that hits the spot, without the heart-racing rush…

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Rocky Road Fudge

Rocky Road Fudge

The perfect fudge recipe. A smooth, creamy, chocolate fudge with pecans and marshmallows that will have you reaching for another piece, and another, and okay, maybe one more. I’ve eaten so much fudge in my life. I’ve had my grandmother’s milk chocolate fudge that was smooth and melted in my mouth. I’ve been to the boardwalk where they make fudge in giant batches and cool it on giant marble slabs using giant wooden paddles…

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Stacked Cracked Pavlova

Stacked Cracked Pavlova

Crispy meringue layered with cream cheese whipped cream, more crispy meringue, another layer of whipped cream, and any fruit you like. Delicious and sweet, light and refined. Meringues sound harder to make than they actually are and much more delectable and heavenly than you might imagine. Why we all don’t consume more crispy meringue, with all the possible filling varieties, is beyond me. Crispy meringue is sweet and…

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Cream Puffs

Cream Puffs

This Pâte à Choux is simple to make and extremely versatile. We love it filled with Cream Cheese Whipped Cream or Easy Chocolate Mousse. Cream puffs are tricky until you know that the addition of the extra egg white will make your life easier and almost guarantee success. With this recipe, you don’t need to poke a hole in the puff when it’s done to let steam out. The puffs bake up nice and dry on the inside (unless…

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Chocolate Cream Puffs with Best Easy Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Cream Puffs with Best Easy Chocolate Mousse

A decadent twist on an old favorite, the chocolate cream puff is just as versatile as the classic Cream Puff. Fill with Missy’s Best Easy Chocolate Mousse and drizzle with chocolate glaze, then watch them disappear! One day, I was making cream puffs, filling them with chocolate mousse and dipping the tops in chocolate glaze, which IS yummy, but I thought, “Why haven’t I made a chocolate Pâte à Choux before?!” I started testing…

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Hi, I’m Missy. Welcome to Taste Before Beauty. For 28 years I’ve been developing recipes that taste delicious, before they look delicious.

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