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Funwithfood Feb 9, 2005 06:13 PM

It is tradition that I make a chocolate dessert for Valentine's Day for my Sweetheart (I give some to my husband too! {tee-hee}).

Does anyone have a killer recipe which is heavy on chocolate, is silky, creamy, and decadent? (any skill level okay--I have 10 pounds of Callebaut semi-sweet so 'bring it on'! (have white, bitter, and un-sweetened too :)

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    Rickie Feb 9, 2005 06:26 PM

    When I read "silky, creamy, decadent," I immediately thought panna cotta. The only chocolate one I've had is the one below from Epicurious, which was yummy (though I haven't tried the glazed cherries with it, they sound good).

    Link: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/rec...

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      chicetchoc Feb 9, 2005 06:37 PM

      well you have to, they smell the chocolate baking and wonder where it went... This isn't silky as in chocolate pudding or creme brulee but have you ever tried the 'chocolate cloud cake' in richard sax's 'classic home desserts'? it rocks. nigella put it in her domestic goddess book, cause she knows what's good. you should try it.

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        chicetchoc Feb 10, 2005 12:30 PM

        apparently this recipe is in nigella bites not domestic goddess, though i provided a link to the recipe above in my response to Val.

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        Val Feb 9, 2005 07:03 PM

        I've said it once, I'll say it again, EPI's Double Chocolate Layer Cake is beyond compare...link below...it makes a helluva big cake so it may be too big of a dessert; well, think of some people you can give the rest away to!!!! If you don't have the 10" pans, you must use three 8" or 9" pans. The ganache frosting is just over the top delicious.

        Link: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/rec...

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          chicetchoc Feb 9, 2005 07:25 PM

          hmm, that looks really good. i was going to offer to try yours if you try mine but i'm already planning to make so many sweets on valentines, i don't think i'll have the time plus i don't want people to be mad at me for making them fat. but i must tempt you... rich yet somehow light, intensely chocolatey with the cool relief of whipped cream in every bite, rustic yet elegant. sublime... http://www.leitesculinaria.com/recipe...

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            Val Feb 9, 2005 07:55 PM

            You've successfully tempted me!!! I've printed that recipe out and will try it very soon! Thank you!

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          Jeremy Newel Feb 9, 2005 07:54 PM

          Silky, creamy, and decadent means the Fallen Chocolate Soufflé Cake from the old Quilted Giraffe restaurant. It was published in Gourmet magazine a number of years ago, so it might be on Epicurious, though it was published before Epicurious' time. I can't put my hands on the recipe right now, but if nothing else appeals to you, send me an e-mail.

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            Jeremy Newel Feb 9, 2005 08:05 PM

            I erred in the name of the restaurant this dessert came from. It was Chanterelle, not the Quilted Giraffe. The recipe was published in the Nov. '88 issue of Gourmet magazine, p. 184.

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            Carb Lover Feb 9, 2005 10:02 PM

            Silky, creamy, decadent...and easy! Recently made the linked recipe and it was all of the above. I like the presentation of petite cakes for a special occasion, and the dessert was so rich that hubby and I romantically shared one w/ a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side. The cold ice cream intermingled w/ the warm, gooey chocolate cake was VERY decadent. For V-day, raspberry sorbet would be nice IMO. I kept uncooked, filled ramekins in the fridge and popped one in our toaster oven for dessert the next few evenings.

            Only thing I would change is the double flouring and buttering of the ramekins. The flour left a faint white residue when the cake was inverted, so I'm going to try using cocoa powder instead next time.

            Link: http://www.leitesculinaria.com/recipe...

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              jennyantepenultimate Feb 10, 2005 12:16 AM

              The Cook's Illustrated recipe for Flourless Chocolate Cake is a showstopper and only requires 4 ingredients: chocolate, eggs, butter and optional flavored liquer. It fits your three adjectives and two more: delicious and easy. Instead of making a creme anglaise for a sauce, I usually just melt some vanilla ice cream. Very rich dessert!

              Link: http://www.foodreference.com/html/flo...

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                AmberJane Feb 10, 2005 07:44 AM

                I highly recommend yet another flourless chocolate cake from epicurious, it has had so many good reviews and is so easy to make! I topped it with peppermint ice cream instead of the caramel sauce, but anything on top of it would be delicious!

                Link: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/rec...

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