Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines Day

 Catching Up...From watching my grandson while his parents were in England, to catching a cold, my life has been somewhat disheveled, but I'm slowly pulling it together. Now, I happen to love Chocolate and it seems to go hand in hand with Valentines, so I thought I'd post this great recipe to make your
 Holiday even Sweeter! 
Crème Chocolate  ~ Serves 2
¼ cup whole milk
1/3 cup heavy cream
3 Tbsp. finely chopped semi-sweet chocolate
2 egg yolks
2 Tbsp. sugar
Set oven to 300 degrees.  Heat milk and cream in a saucepan, over medium heat until steam appears.  Stir in chocolate until melted, and then remove from heat to cool slightly.  In a separate bowl, stir the sugar into the egg yolks until dissolved.  Pour the warm chocolate milk mixture into the egg and sugar mixture and stir well to combine. Remove any foam from the top of the mixture before pouring evenly into two small ramekins (½ cup or larger).  Set the two ramekins into a deeper baking dish, and add hot water in the baking dish up to half the height of the ramekins. Cover the baking dish with foil, and bake about 30 minutes, or until the desserts are just firm on the sides yet still moist in the center. Remove from the oven, and carefully remove the ramekins from the baking dish and water.  Let them cool completely before covering and refrigerating for at least 90 minutes. The desserts can be refrigerated overnight as well.
Garnish to your liking with mint leaves, or topped with whipped heavy cream, chocolate shavings and orange zest.
Wishing you a
 Happy Valentines Day

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