5 Kitchen Mishaps That Changed Food History

Kitchen accidents happen now and again. But the results aren’t always burnt food or inedible concoctions. Take a look at the humble beginnings of 5 food items now enjoyed worldwide:

1. Chocolate Chip Cookies

The delicious cookie recipe came about in 1930, when Ruth Wakefield, ownder of Toll House Inn substituted baking chocolate with smashed pieces of semi-sweet chocolate bar for the cookies she was baking. The result was a scrumptious batch of cookies with chunks of chocolate that soon became a hit in the Whitman, Massachusetts area.

Dello Mano chocolate chip cookies

2. Popsicle

Did you know that this frozen treat has been around since 1905? As the story goes, Frank Epperson was making a soda water mixture. He accidentally left the mixture on the back porch overnight, with the stirring stick still in the container. Epperson was amazed to find the frozen soda water on a stick that he shared his creation with his friends. These days, popsicles come in so many formulations. But perhaps the best thing about it is that we all can make them at home!

3. Sandwich

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Tempt Your Tastebuds—5 of the World’s Most Expensive Desserts

As an old saying goes, “Always save room for dessert“. But have you heard that there are desserts we might have to save money for just to enjoy? It’s true! Just take a look at 5 of the world’s most expensive desserts:

Golden Opulence Sundae ($1,000)

New York City’s Serendipity 3 is known for great treats but this product is their most opulent on their product list. Recognized by the Guinness World Records in 2007 as “World’s Most Expensive Sundae”, Golden Opulence Sundae is so exclusive, reservations must be made 48 hours in advance.

Here’s a quick look at what goes into the Golden Opulence Sundae:

  • Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream
  • 23-carat gold leaf
  • Medei Porceleana chocolate and Chuao chocolate
  • gold dragets
  • grande passon caviar with fresh passion fruit

Brownie Extraordinaire ($1,000)

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What Makes Dark Chocolate Irresistibly Good?

If it isn’t dark, it isn’t chocolate! You may beg to disagree. But for dark chocolate fanatics, this is basically the rule of thumb.

Chocolates come in different types, and among the most popular are the sweet, semi-sweet, milk and dark chocolates. They differ mostly in the content of cocoa. Dark chocolates have the bitter sweet flavour, but some brands have really intense chocolate taste (70% to 99% cocoa percentage). These chocolates are mostly used for baking since sugar and other sweeteners and flavours are added to the recipe.

PINK COCOA PODS GHANA (2)

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What Makes Dello Mano Brownies a Work of Art?

Do you love art? If yes, how would you define it?

Here in Dello Mano, we love art as much as we love baking. And we make sure to incorporate it in everything we do. For us, art is creating something with love and passion. It is putting hard work and commitment to develop a masterpiece. It is selecting the best ingredients, paying attention to details, and being consistent in terms of quality.

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5 Creative Ways to Enjoy Your Dello Mano Brownies

Dello Mano Brownie Gift Box
Dello Mano Chocolate Brownie Gift Box

So you got your box of Dello Mano luxury brownies? Awesome. But before you go all the way to unwrapping and indulging in those delicious chunks of heaven, give yourself just a few moments (you can do it!). While they are good as they are, do you know that there are more fun and enjoyable ways to eat Dello Mano brownies?

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8 Fun Things to Do this Easter Holiday

Only hours to go and its Easter! What are your plans? You must have several things on your to-do list already. Easter is a great time to be with our family and friends, bond with our kids, eat chocolates without guilt, give out presents, share laughter, and enjoy other people’s company. Whether you are thinking of going out for a weekend holiday trip, or you simply plan of staying at home with your loved ones, you can make your Easter 2015 the most memorable one.

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Celebrating National Brownie Day

Today is National Brownie Day.  We celebrated here at Dello Mano with our Classic and Mixed Brownie Gift Box giveaways every hour, lots of wonderful brownie and Belgian chocolate tastings and of course our Christmas Brownies, Truffles, Panforte and Christmas Star Belgian Chocolate cookies. There was even a sneak peak at our new Brownie.       Continue reading Celebrating National Brownie Day

3 Interesting Brownies Facts

Brownies are full of interesting facts – here are three: 1. The Brownie made its first public appearance in 1893 at the Columbian Exposition, held in Chicago. The owner of the Palmer Hotel, Bertha Palmer requested a dessert for ladies lunches such that it could be packed and eaten from lunch boxes The Brownie was introduces in the United States at the end of the … Continue reading 3 Interesting Brownies Facts