MAY 2000

Doug's Chocolate Cups with Ricotta Cream and Strawberries

Paradise Sundae

Chocolate Angel Food Cake

Chocolate Floating Island

Sweet Spot



Hi! My name is Stephanie Zonis, and welcome to the May, 2000 edition of "For Chocolate Lovers Only". Each month, you'll find recipes, tips, and recommendations on chocolate specialties. Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there!

Chocolate Recommendation of the Month: If you're like me, you love good muffins and scones. But I know many of you can't spend the time you'd like baking, and there are a lot of novice bakers out there who are a bit bewildered by the recipes they find. Never fear; Iveta Gourmet is here! This company offers scone and muffin mixes (yes, mixes!) that produce delightful results. For those of you concerned with such matters (most of us are today), the mixes use no preservatives, no artificial colors or flavors, and no hydrogenated vegetable oils. The ten varieties of scone mixes and five different muffin mixes provide something for every taste. And, if you want an easy baking project for your little ones, but still want good-quality results, Iveta Gourmet mixes are an ideal solution.

I have tried the Double Dutch Chocolate Muffins, the Apricot White Chocolate Muffins, the Chocolate Chip Scones, and the Apricot Scones. All of them were moist, not too sweet, and light-textured, with generous quantities of the title ingredients. The directions are simple and clear (you only add one or two ingredients). These muffins and scones are perfect for teatime, brunch or a Sunday morning breakfast (especially Mother's Day), and they are truly indulgent. Visit Iveta Gourmet on the web at, or call them toll free at (877) 712-2777 or at their local number, (831) 462-4654. You can also fax the company at (831) 462-4658. Check 'em out!

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