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Community Picks -- Chocolate and Spice

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February 23, 2012

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!

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  • 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
  • 38 Comments

    lorigoldsby February 23, 2012
    I can't believe there is one left...but I will try chocolate Mousse and pink peppercorn tart
     
    Sagegreen February 23, 2012
    I think rainydayfriend already called that though!
     
    lorigoldsby February 25, 2012
    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!
     
    Sagegreen February 23, 2012
    I'd love to test the White Chococlate Mahlabi with Pistachio, Cardamom, Saffron & Orange Flower Water.
     
    Sagegreen February 23, 2012
    ....oops I see I am too late. darn!
     
    Panfusine February 23, 2012
    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
     
    Sagegreen February 25, 2012
    Thanks, Panfusine!
     
    susan G. February 23, 2012
    I'll go for the Yin Yang Phirni-Rice Pudding. Everything sounds so good!
     
    Kristy M. February 23, 2012
    Three recipes are still up for grabs: <br /> <br />Chocolate Mousse and Pink Peppercorns Tart <br />Yin Yang Phirni- Rice Pudding with Spices and 2 Chocolates <br />White Chococlate Mahlabi with Pistachio, Cardamom, Saffron & Orange Flower Water
     
    Panfusine February 23, 2012
    I'll take the white chocolate Mahlabi please <br />
     
    rainydayfriend February 23, 2012
    I'd love to test the chocolate mousse tart!
     
    duclosbe1 February 23, 2012
    I'd love to test the Molasses Brownies with Pho (Yes Pho) Spices! They sound scrumptious.
     
    duclosbe1 February 23, 2012
    Shoot, just saw that they were taken.
     
    Kristy M. February 23, 2012
    Sorry forester_lady, that recipe has been claimed. Is there another one you'd like to test?
     
    cookinginvictoria February 23, 2012
    I'll take the Aztec Two Step Coffee Cake, if it's still available!
     
    cookinginvictoria February 23, 2012
    Sorry for the double-post!
     
    cookinginvictoria February 23, 2012
    I'll take the Aztec Two Step Coffee Cake, if it's still available!
     
    susan G. February 23, 2012
    Thanks, cookinginvictoria. Aren't these all wonderful choices?
     
    EmilyC February 23, 2012
    The Chocolate Cake with a Hint of Pimente d'Espelette , please!
     
    Eliza W. February 23, 2012
    I'd love to test the Spiced Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes. Also my first time testing a recipe for the site! <br />
     
    Kristy M. February 23, 2012
    Welcome!
     
    cgilsbach February 23, 2012
    Spicy Chocolate Ginger Cake, please! <br />
     
    cgilsbach February 23, 2012
    oops, looks like it's already taken. How about the Molasses Brownies then. <br />
     
    Kristy M. February 23, 2012
    Molasses Brownies have your name on them!
     
    jess J. February 23, 2012
    I'd love to test the cumin-orange chocolate semolina pudding. yum! so excited.
     
    Tarragon February 23, 2012
    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!
     
    drbabs February 23, 2012
    Thanks, Tarragon, I hope you enjoy it!
     
    hardlikearmour February 23, 2012
    Tingling Truffle Hot Chocolate, please!
     
    Kristy M. February 23, 2012
    Great! Welcome to the CP fun!
     
    Burnt O. February 23, 2012
    I'll take the Cardamom Banana Caramel Sauce Tart please!
     
    There'sAlwaysPie February 23, 2012
    That was my second choice to test - can't wait to hear how it comes out - sounds delicious!
     
    Burnt O. February 23, 2012
    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.
     
    PistachioDoughnut February 24, 2012
    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..
     
    misslofox February 23, 2012
    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!
     
    drbabs February 23, 2012
    Thanks for testing it. I hope you enjoy it!
     
    There'sAlwaysPie February 23, 2012
    I'm happy to test out the Coconut cupcakes with curry-chocolate frosting!
     
    JessicaBakes February 24, 2012
    I hope you enjoy!!
     
    Jenny B. February 23, 2012
    I would love to test the Earl Grey & Five Spice Millionaire's Shortbread! So excited to participate in my first food52 event!