Welcome to heart month! Are you thinking of special treats to make for your loved one(s)?
Before Christmas, PAM and HBD (aka Mom and Dad) gave me a little happy – because they know I love chocolate, and they know nothing understands like chocolate (and Jesus, as we discussed yesterday).
No silly questions like,
“Are you OK ?”
Yes, the tea towel is right. Chocolate does understand!
are craving chocolate want to make a special dessert for your Valentine, molten is a delicious way to go.
If I’d had my ducks in a row when I set my fireside Valentine table for HH (The Power – A Tablescape), this would have been a perfect surprise!
But hey, it was still a surprise when we ate a very light lunch one day, followed by a nice, big serving of molten a-la-mode. 😉
I found the recipe at FoodTV.com. It was fairly easy to make, so I melted the chocolate and butter over a double boiler, as instructed.
To avoid getting water mixed into the batter, wipe off the under side of the bowl with a towel before pouring the melted chocolate.
Doesn’t that look delicious?
Carefully stir flour into the batter.
And then pour into your prepared ramekins.
I didn’t want to scare you off at the beginning, so I’ll share with you now…you brush the ramekins with butter and pour sugar around the insides to coat.
It was kind of fun, actually.
I’ve seen cooking shows where they baked these in a water bath, but no water is necessary here.
Only 15 minutes at 425 degrees, and they are done. That was really quick!
I couldn’t stand to wait more than 3 minutes before dumping the first one out, so this is what happened. Explosion!
That’s OK, though…it was going to happen in a few more minutes when the fork hit it. That chocolate ooze will understand. 🙂
Because it’s chocolate…and chocolate understands.
Anne Burrell’s Molten Chocolate Cake Recipe from the Food Network is easier than expected – and delicious.
Do you love chocolate? What will you surprise your Valentine with this month?
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