Steak Dinner...Need Dessert Ideas
- FoodChic Dec 1, 2009 03:50 PM
Having a small gathering of my husband's executive team. Most of the men are meat and potato eaters, so I'm making Filet Oscar w/ stuffed twice bakes and creamed spinach.
I haven't a clue about dessert, but would like it to make a nice impression.
This is a recipe of my mother's that is, in consistency, between a brownie and fudge. It's insanely rich and with a scoop of vanilla ice cream I think it's the perfect finish to a meal like that. (I don't believe I'm breaking any copyright laws with this as I'm 62 and my mother made it forever.)
FRANCES OLIVER’S BROWNIE PIE
6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate pieces
½ C butter
1 C sugar
½ C sifted plain flour
¼ t salt
1 C coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts
½ t vanilla
Melt chocolate pieces over hot water. Cream butter. Add sugar to butter gradually, cream well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each. Sift the flour and the salt; beat again. Mix in the nuts, melted chocolate and vanilla. Pour into greased 9” pie plate. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Cool. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream if desired.
Note: I often make this in a square pan and cut up like brownies. Great to take to a party.
with such a rich dinner i would go for something to cut through the fat. it's a no-make, no-bake suggestion but i've had great success with putting out a platter of sliced oranges (make sure they're tart and juicy) and a variety of chocolate. i've done truffles and a broken bar of dark and one of milk. coffee and a cognac.