The Mast Brothers Chocolate

Scout magazine documents the love, dedication and adventure that the Mast Brothers put into their artisan chocolate.

The Mast Brothers Chocolate factory occupies only three rooms in a nondescript building in Williamsburg. The first doubles as a storefront that opens on the weekend to customers with much of the equipment fully exposed to the public. It’s a different story during the weekdays, it is there that the process of making their bean to bar chocolate begins and end. From sorting out the cacao beans to wrapping each bar by hand, the operation starts from one room to another and back again until the final product.

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Vanilla Rice Pudding & Chocolate Panna Cotta

Earlier this evening I stumbled upon this recipe on Tartelette’s blog.  This glutin-free adaptation of rice pudding and panna cotta looks fantastic.  I’ll have to give it a try this weekend.

What you need

For the rice pudding:

  • 1 cup rice (really the kind you like best)
  • 1 1/2 cups (315ml) whole milk (I used raw)
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, split open
  • 1/2 cup (60ml) heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup (50gr) sugar
  • Pinch of salt

Continue with the recipe after the break.

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