Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Scharffen Berger Adventure Contest 2010



It's all about Cupcakes this year in the 2010 Chocolate Adventure Contest sponsored by Scharffen Berger and TuttiFoodie. Combine SCHARFFEN BERGER artisan chocolate with one or more of 14 adventure ingredients, from saffron to stout beer. Create a recipe for whatever you think may give you a shot at cupcake fame. You can submit up to 10 recipes.

THE BASICS of THE CHOCOLATE ADVENTURE CONTEST
Each recipe must include SCHARFFEN BERGER chocolate—and at least one of the following adventure ingredients.
 
Stout beer (including oatmeal, chocolate, imperial or any other stout)
Ricotta
Buttermilk
Coconut milk, cream or butter
Saffron
Molasses (light, dark or blackstrap)
Adzuki bean
Fresh beet
Sweetened condensed milk
Chili pepper (fresh or whole dried)
Bee pollen
Meyer lemon
Almond flour
Sumatra coffee beans
 
Scharffen Berger will judge your creation based on creativity, taste, ease of preparation and whether the recipe reflects a spirit of adventure. Be sure and Review the Official Contest Rules for details.

GRAND PRIZE

$10,000 for the winning recipe as well as a delectable, custom selection of Scharffen Berger® chocolates. The winning recipe will appear in Food Network Magazine and the winner will get the chance to fly to New York City to distribute the winning cupcake on one of the city's Sweet Trucks. The recipe will be featured on chocolateadventurecontest.com, ScharffenBerger.com and TuttiFoodie.com.

SECOND PLACE
$7,000 for second-place. The winner receives a signed copy of Demolition Desserts by Elizabeth Falkner, Pure Dessert by Alice Medrich, and The Essence of Chocolate, by John Scharffenberger and Robert Steinberg as well as a delectable, custom selection of Scharffen Berger® chocolates. The recipewill be featured on chocolateadventurecontest.com, ScharffenBerger.com and TuttiFoodie.com.

THIRD PLACE
$3,000 for third-place. The winner receives a signed copy of Demolition Desserts by Elizabeth Falkner, Pure Dessert by Alice Medrich, and The Essence of Chocolate, by John Scharffenberger and Robert Steinberg as well as a delectable, custom selection of Scharffen Berger® chocolates. The recipe will be featured on chocolateadventurecontest.com, ScharffenBerger.com and TuttiFoodie.com.

To be eligible, combine any Scharffen Berger chocolate with 1 or more of 14 'adventure ingredients' (stout beer, ricotta, Meyer lemon, saffron, coconut milk, and others) in an original recipe. Get more information at chocolateadventurecontest.com.  Entries must be received by midnight January 2, 2011.





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