I'm very sad to report that Chele is currently coping with the recent death of her mother in law. I am doing the round-up for her this month.
Apples, it seems, are not an obvious choice to go with chocolate, the chosen ingredient for this month's We Should Cocoa. Much scratching of heads has ensued, resulting in some really creative and inspiring cooking. Not all were convinced by this combination, but there have been some converts - I defy anyone not to like Montezuma's apple crumble bar.
Don't forget to look here on 1 December to find out what We Should Cocoa excitement we will be getting up to for the festive month of December.
Chocolate Toffee Apples.
Date and Apple Squares with Chocolate Crumble sounded delicious, but she was not, sadly, won over.
Toffee Apple Truffles complete with sparklers.
Chocolate Chip Apple Cookies, they did not go to waste.
Dark Chocolate and Buttermilk Pancakes with Green Apple and Orange Caramel Sauce was served up en masse for a benefit breakfast by first timer Jacstar84 of Where the Wind Blows. How I wish I'd been there.
Chocolate Apple Charlotte.
Apple and Almond Chocolate Pastries.
Chocolate Mincemeat even darker.
Apple Chocolate and Nut Bundt Cake. A real stunner that couldn't look more autumnal if it tried, made by The More Than Occasional Baker.
Grandma's Applesauce and Cocoa Cake with Coffee Glaze.
Millefeuille of Chocolate Tuiles and Apple Snow.
Apple and Chocolate Chip Flapjacks sound like a delicious and healthy snack to be had at any time of the day.
Apple Spice and Chocolate TeaLoaf, C of Cake Crumbs and Cooking was not entirely convinced of the chocolate apple combination either, but did admit it made for a very nice, if not outstanding, loaf.
Crumble in a Cup sounds so comforting and is great for eating whilst snuggling up on the sofa as Kate of What Kate Baked tested out for us. Even better she found when smothered in white chocolate custard.
Toffee Apple Topped Chocolate Marble Cake.
Rustic Apple Tart with a White Chocolate and Brandy Custard, baked by Laura of How to Cook Good Food.
Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding with or without the apple.
Choc Apple Pumpkin Oat Biscuits look chewy and delicious.
Chocolate and Caramelised Apple Cake successfully assuaged the doubts that Helen of Half a Pot of Cream had about this combination. With this gooey brownie like cake topped with such delectable apples, no wonder!
Roast Goose with Apples and Cocoa. But the Cake Fairy was celebrating thanksgiving in a very creative We Should Cocoa way.
Spiced Apple and Cranberry Crunch Bars accompanied by stunning photographs has made my mouth water non-stop since I first saw them.
Chocolate Mincemeat, I had had exactly the same idea. Only I based mine on a different recipe using a different book - great minds eh?
Apple Soufflé with White Chocolate Parfait.
festive apple pies.