A few weeks ago, a friend who used to work at Houston’s said one of the secret ingredients in their beloved veggie burger was chocolate. Surprise! I had no idea. This recipe is the closest I’ve ever come to cloning it, but I’ve never added chocolate. Maybe melted unsweetened chocolate would help the burgers stick together better? Next time I make veggie burgers I’m going to give it a try.
Thinking about the surprise ingredient in the veggie burger reminded me that the deadline is fast approaching for the Scharffen Berger Chocolate Adventure Contest. Remember, you can pair dark or milk chocolate (be sure to say what percentage) or cocoa powder with any of these adventure ingredients. The prize in each category (Savory, Sweet and Beverage) is $5,000.
Popping candy (unflavored or flavored),
black sesame seeds
black or pink peppercorns
chili pepper (fresh or whole dried)
kaffir lime leaf
tapioca pearls (any size)
tamarind (or tamarind paste), cacao nibs