Pastry chefs serve chocolate desserts with a twist

January 26, 2017

Tremendously popular and widely consumed, chocolate is an essential ingredient on any respectable dessert menu.

But with almost all restaurants offering at least one chocolate dessert at any given time, chefs are getting creative by applying innovative, on-trend tweaks to classics.

“Brownies are delicious, but sometimes just come across as plain Jane,” said Jared Hills, executive chef at Hello Betty in Oceanside, Calif.

To spice it up, he serves a Mexican chocolate brownie spiked with ancho chile and cinnamon, served with dulce de leche ice cream, hot fudge, candied pepitas and whipped cream. On the menu since the restaurant opened