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Chocolate! Did you know that the Latin word for chocolate is cacao theobroma, which means “food of the gods?” I’ve been dipping into chocolate as a baker and pastry chef for the last 20 plus years: chocolate represents the culinary nibble of my snowball.
My life metamorphosed into that snowball when I was in college: I fell in love with the sport of skiing and moved to Utah, America’s powder snow mecca.
Chocolate Snowball: and Other Fabulous Pastries from Deer Valley Bakery.
The title comes from the recipe Chocolate Snowball—a rich, dark chocolate cake with whipped cream snowflakes piped all over the outside. It’s one of Deer Valley Resort’s signature desserts. And it seems the perfect title for a dessert cookbook from a ski area famous for its food.
Chocolate Snowball the website evolves along with my life. Enjoy the changes–the newest flavors and facets of my chocolate snowball. On my blog, following the seasons, I offer new recipes, telling what’s new in Letty’s kitchens, both at home and at Deer Valley.