Posted at 9:49 am
I just posted a almost flourless cake and wanted to share something that will save you time and energy. Because sometimes there is nothing that will do except chocolate, but we are either not in the mood to bake or simply don’t like to bake, here is a great little secret.
At Whole Foods there is a little gem of a chocolate dessert called Miles of Chocolate. It is gluten free and probably one of the most delectable chocolate desserts I have ever had. I have written about it before, so this is just a little reminder. It is in the bakery part of Whole Foods and you might have to ask the bakery attendant to show you where it is located. It is in the cold prepared bakery items part and is individually wrapped like a brownie. But trust me on this. It is so much better than a brownie. It is part brownie and part chocolate truffle. They are a little pricey but oh so worth it. You could buy as many as needed for each guest you are having. Serve them either straight out of the fridge or room temp on a plate with a raspberry or strawberry sauce, topped with whipped cream and your guest will think you have been in the kitchen for days. Trust me on this one. These little Miles of Chocolate are the best thing since disposable diapers. I read that they have them at Central Market also, but have not been there to see. We have bought ours at Whole Foods each time. Let me know what you think of them. If you are curious about them, just google Miles of Chocolate and see all the comments written about them. They truly are a little slice of heaven and the best chocolate dessert around. The man who introduced these to the world use to sit by me in high school, but I don’t think we ever talked. Darn, I should have paid more attention to the people sitting by me instead of what outfit I was going to wear the next day.
Posted at 9:36 am
Since we have friends coming in from California next week, I have been looking through different recipes to see what I will be making while they are here. This one will be the one to welcome them in Saturday evening. Isn’t it always just the best to walk in and smell chocolate? They will feel at home instantly when they sit down and share their road trip experience while spooning up this most delicious chocolate dessert. The dessert is made ahead so all you need do is serve it as all of us will have our feet up, ready to hear their road trip stories. (if they are anything like ours, I’m sure there will be some blog stories that will be written.) This is almost flourless, using just 2 tables flour..
2 (8 oz) packages semisweet chocolate baking squares
2/3 cup butter
5 large eggs
2 tables sugar
2 tables flour
Line bottom of a 9″ springform pan with parchment paper; set pan aside.
Cook chocolate and butter in a heavy saucepan over medium-low heat until chocolate is completely melted, stirring occasionally. Beat eggs at medium speed with mixer until blended, gradually add the chocolate mixture, beating 10 minutes. Fold in sugar and flour. Pour into prepared pan.
Bake at 400 for 15 minutes. Cake will not be set in center. Cool 30 minutes. Cover loosely and chill 8 hours. Spoon about 2 1/2 Tables Raspberry sauce on each dessert plate. Place wedge of chocolate dessert on sauce. Garnish with whipped cream and a fresh raspberry.
2 cups fresh raspberry sauce
2 cups water
1/4 cup sugar
2 tables cornstarch
2 tables water
Combine raspberries, 2 cups water and 1/4 cup sugar in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered about 30 minutes. Press raspberry mixture through a wire mesh strainer, using the back of a spoon to squeeze out juice. Discard pulp and seeds. Return raspberry mixture to saucepan; set aside.
Combine cornstarch and 2 tables water in a small measuring cup, stir until smooth. Stir into raspberry mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture comes to a boil. Cook 2 more minute; stirring. Remove from heat and cool completely.