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Old 01-12-2007, 04:43 PM   #1
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Nice little dish for chocoholics

Sorry in advance about your diet. Made this on new years eve as a follow up to the dungeness crab. I'm not much for baking, but this was easy. If I had any grand marnier kicking around I'd have made a more traditional cream/egg/grand marnier sauce but nobody complained about the cognac/cream combination. Took less than 10 minutes to throw together and I was half in the bag already, so maybe 10 minutes sober. Its a keeper.

Molten chocolate mini souffles:

NGREDIENTS
1/2 cup butter
4 oz. bittersweet chocolate (I used 3/4 cup of semisweet chocolate chips)
2 large eggs
1/4 cup sugar
1 tbsp. Irish cream liqueur (I used a splash of cognac)
1 tbsp. flour
8 tbsp. Irish cream liqueur, divided (I mixed four tsp cream and 4 tsp cognac)

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Prep time: 10 minutes, Cook time: 10 to 12 minutes

Preheat oven to 450F and lightly butter four (4-oz.) ramekins. Place butter and chocolate in a medium glass bowl; microwave on HIGH for about 2 minutes, stirring twice, until butter and chocolate are melted. Add eggs, sugar and liqueur; beat with electric mixer until foamy. Beat in flour just until combined. Pour equal amounts of batter into ramekins; bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until set around the edges and soft in the middle. Let stand for 5 minutes, then invert onto 4 small plates. Pour 2 tbsp. Irish cream liqueur around the edge of each, if you like.

Four servings (which wasnt my experience)
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Yum, and good for you too

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Re: Nice little dish for chocoholics

Well, you see I believe the microwave destroys all the calories in the butter and chocolate mixture.

Any calories remaining are eliminated by the booze you throw on it at the end.
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Can't wait to make it! I'm low-carbing for a month to get rid of the result of too much Christmas fun but Valentine's Day is coming and this would be great! Thanks...
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Four servings (which wasnt my experience)
Seems to me it would make 4 very small servings, is that your experience?
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Re: Nice little dish for chocoholics

V-day is what I was thinking of. I'm sure i'll be requested to make it a second time and since I got lucky after making it the first time, I'll probably comply.

Dont overload the ramekins and use deeper ones if you have them. The stuff poofs up about 2.5 times in volume during cooking vs the batter depth and then stays that way. I took each ramekin out into the palm of my hand (silicone heatproof glove), put the plate on top and flipped it. I used a six ounce ramekin with high sides and put about an inch of batter into each. Make SURE you butter them well all the way up the sides so the suckers will drop out onto a plate. Let them rest as advised before eating as they are filled with hot molten lava.

Has a nice souffle like texture and appearance and oozes chocolate when you cut into it.

Yes, i'm a bad, bad man.
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Seems to me it would make 4 very small servings, is that your experience?
Its a nice size very rich desert after a large meal and given the content, thats a good idea. I made a full sized chocolate souffle years ago and my recollection was that it was a pain in the ass and part of that had to do with the size of the thing. By keeping them small they poof up nice and hold their shape through plating. You dont have to fool around with hot water baths and perfect timing or any of that other malarky. I'm a baking hack and these were foolproof.

I had 8 people over and made 12. The four chocoholics demanded seconds. I thought for a minute I might be pressed into making another dozen.
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Thanks, I'm having friends over Sunday night, that might just be the dessert for the evening.
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If you have the liquor cabinet for it, a nice liqueur condiment tray of rum, cognac, grand marnier, chambord, etc to drizzle over just before service would really make it over the top.
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I'm thinking more like Bailey's, either the new caramel flavor or the chocolate mint. Gosh now I'm going to dream chocolate tonight.
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Thats what the original recipe called for, although I prefer orange liqueurs with chocolate and my wife likes raspberry.
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I'm thinking more like Bailey's, either the new caramel flavor or the chocolate mint. Gosh now I'm going to dream chocolate tonight.
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Even amounts of butterscotch schnapps and baileys, for those who think (correctly) that HFWR is a dirty old man.
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Even amounts of butterscotch schnapps and baileys, for those who think (correctly) that HFWR is a dirty old man.
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Had friends over for the Pats game, made the dessert with the caramel Baileys, definately a hit with the chocolate lovers. It tasted even better with the win
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3825221.stm

You can understand why she's in no rush to eat it - the Ukrainian student has just been served pork fat covered in chocolate.

Chocolate-covered port fat
Chocolate salo: Salty on the inside, sweet on the outside
"It's salty on the inside and very sweet on the outside. It's unusual yes, but it's completely disgusting," says Dasha Khabarova.

Forget deep-fried Mars bar. One of the unhealthiest snacks in the world can now be found in Ukraine.
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