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Spiced Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes  Tingling Truffle Hot Chocolate

Any Food52 member is welcome to help us test our Community Pick candidates, so go call dibs on the recipe you'd like to test in the comments section below! We'd love to see some new testers in the mix. Don't forget to email us your notes (about 100 words) to [email protected] by next Tuesday at 5pm (EST).

We'll collect your comments, decide the official list of Community Picks and publish your evaluation in the headnote if the recipe is selected as a Community Pick (with credit, of course!). And even if the recipe you test isn't chosen as a Community Pick, please feel free to leave your testing notes in the recipe's comments section. Constructive criticism is always encouraged!

 

  • Community-Tested Pick Candidates (the ones we want you to test!)
  • Spicy Chocolate Pots de Creme 
  • White Chococlate Mahlabi with Pistachio, Cardamom, Saffron & Orange Flower Water 
  • Yin Yang Phirni- Rice Pudding with Spices and 2 Chocolates
  • Chocolate Cake with a Hint of Pimente d'Espelette 
  • Earl Grey and Five Spice Millionaire's Shortbread 
  • Coconut Cupcakes With Curry Chocolate Frosting
  • Aztec Two Step Coffee Cake
  • Spiced Banana chocolate chip pancakes (gluten free, dairy free, nut + corn free)
  • Cumin-Orange Chocolate Semolina Pudding 
  • Cardamom- Banana Caramel Sauce Tart with chocolate mousse
  • Spicy Chocolate Ginger Cake
  • "Tingling" Truffle Hot Chocolate
  • Molasses Brownies with Pho Yes Pho Spices
  • Chocolate Mousse and Pink Peppercorns Tart
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    Lorigoldsby

    over 2 years ago lorigoldsby

    I can't believe there is one left...but I will try chocolate Mousse and pink peppercorn tart

    Bike2

    over 2 years ago Sagegreen

    I think rainydayfriend already called that though!

    Lorigoldsby

    over 2 years ago lorigoldsby

    Oops! I was going off Kristy's message...no worries, I'll try to log in earlier next time! Have fun testing...can't wait to read everyone's notes!

    Bike2

    over 2 years ago Sagegreen

    I'd love to test the White Chococlate Mahlabi with Pistachio, Cardamom, Saffron & Orange Flower Water.

    Bike2

    over 2 years ago Sagegreen

    ....oops I see I am too late. darn!

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    over 2 years ago Panfusine

    Sagegreen, You're absolutely welcome to test the Mahlabi out if you wish...I always end up grabbing a pick to test, I'll wait for the next contest

    Bike2

    over 2 years ago Sagegreen

    Thanks, Panfusine!

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    over 2 years ago susan g

    I'll go for the Yin Yang Phirni-Rice Pudding. Everything sounds so good!

    Kandm

    over 2 years ago Kristy Mucci

    Kristy is an expert at making things pretty and a former Associate Editor of Food52.

    Three recipes are still up for grabs:

    Chocolate Mousse and Pink Peppercorns Tart
    Yin Yang Phirni- Rice Pudding with Spices and 2 Chocolates
    White Chococlate Mahlabi with Pistachio, Cardamom, Saffron & Orange Flower Water

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    over 2 years ago Panfusine

    I'll take the white chocolate Mahlabi please

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    over 2 years ago rainydayfriend

    I'd love to test the chocolate mousse tart!

    Twittah

    over 2 years ago Brianne Du Clos

    I'd love to test the Molasses Brownies with Pho (Yes Pho) Spices! They sound scrumptious.

    Twittah

    over 2 years ago Brianne Du Clos

    Shoot, just saw that they were taken.

    Kandm

    over 2 years ago Kristy Mucci

    Kristy is an expert at making things pretty and a former Associate Editor of Food52.

    Sorry forester_lady, that recipe has been claimed. Is there another one you'd like to test?

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    over 2 years ago cookinginvictoria

    I'll take the Aztec Two Step Coffee Cake, if it's still available!

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    over 2 years ago cookinginvictoria

    Sorry for the double-post!

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    over 2 years ago cookinginvictoria

    I'll take the Aztec Two Step Coffee Cake, if it's still available!

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    over 2 years ago susan g

    Thanks, cookinginvictoria. Aren't these all wonderful choices?

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    over 2 years ago EmilyC

    The Chocolate Cake with a Hint of Pimente d'Espelette , please!

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    over 2 years ago lil chef

    I'd love to test the Spiced Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes. Also my first time testing a recipe for the site!

    Kandm

    over 2 years ago Kristy Mucci

    Kristy is an expert at making things pretty and a former Associate Editor of Food52.

    Welcome!

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    over 2 years ago cgilsbach

    Spicy Chocolate Ginger Cake, please!

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    over 2 years ago cgilsbach

    oops, looks like it's already taken. How about the Molasses Brownies then.

    Kandm

    over 2 years ago Kristy Mucci

    Kristy is an expert at making things pretty and a former Associate Editor of Food52.

    Molasses Brownies have your name on them!

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    over 2 years ago jess j

    I'd love to test the cumin-orange chocolate semolina pudding. yum! so excited.

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    over 2 years ago Tarragon

    I'd love to test the Spicy Chocolate Ginger Cake, please. Wasn't going to test this time but that recipe looks great and I can't resist!

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    over 2 years ago drbabs

    Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

    Thanks, Tarragon, I hope you enjoy it!

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    over 2 years ago hardlikearmour

    hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

    Tingling Truffle Hot Chocolate, please!

    Kandm

    over 2 years ago Kristy Mucci

    Kristy is an expert at making things pretty and a former Associate Editor of Food52.

    Great! Welcome to the CP fun!

    Burnt_offering

    over 2 years ago Burnt Offerings

    I'll take the Cardamom Banana Caramel Sauce Tart please!

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    over 2 years ago There'sAlwaysPie

    That was my second choice to test - can't wait to hear how it comes out - sounds delicious!

    Burnt_offering

    over 2 years ago Burnt Offerings

    I'm going to an Oscar party this weekend - this dish just solved my dilemma on what to take, and not have a lot of chocolate lying around the house later! Plus - it will get a very objective rating from a larger group of people.

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    over 2 years ago PistachioDoughnut

    Thanks a lot Burnt Offerings for testing this recipe..I hope it turns out good and everyone in your group likes it. Serve it chilled. Congrats to all CP..

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    over 2 years ago misslofox

    I've never been a tester before, but I'd love to test the Spicy Chocolate Pots de Creme as I'm a big lover of anything chocolate and anything spicy!

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    over 2 years ago drbabs

    Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

    Thanks for testing it. I hope you enjoy it!

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    over 2 years ago There'sAlwaysPie

    I'm happy to test out the Coconut cupcakes with curry-chocolate frosting!

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    over 2 years ago JessicaBakes

    I hope you enjoy!!

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    over 2 years ago Jenny B

    I would love to test the Earl Grey & Five Spice Millionaire's Shortbread! So excited to participate in my first food52 event!