Generally in this column, I feature heritage recipes that have been
much loved and passed down from one generation to the next. Perhaps these recipes were once a trendy dish and now they are a part of a family’s tradition. But what makes a recipe trend in the first place? The answer is, who knows? In the last few years we’ve seen some pretty crazy food trends like Cragels (croissant and bagel combination) and Cronuts (croissant and donut combo), Avocado Toast, Bacon Crack, Zoodles, Acai bowls, Poke, Pho, rainbow cakes and anything Instant Pot.
The latest crazes are Chocolate Bombs and Chocolate Domes. Chocolate Bombs are large molded hollow shells made from chocolate coating and filled with fun things like marshmallows, cocoa powder and small pieces of chocolate candy. The idea is to put the bomb in your coffee mug, let it melt and then stir the contents into the hot liquid. Also part of the trend is to make or buy a small wooden mallet to crack open the chocolate bomb.
The second fad is the Chocolate Dome, a half circle made by dipping a balloon into the chocolate coating. Then! You take hot caramel sauce and pour it over the shell and it melts open to reveal a secret dessert inside like a brownie ala mode.
Will these ideas fade or will they become a permanent staple in the dessert category? Again, the answer is, who knows! For now, I say have fun with the fads and share the experiences!
Watch my How To Video for the Chocolate Dome here!