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Simple Sensual Chocolate Dessert Recipe Needed for V Day

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I want to make my date something memorable and amazing BUT SIMPLE...suggestions please...

I would like to bake something vs something dipped in chocolate...

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  1. Molten lava cakes with homemade whipped cream. I use an epicurious recipe without the sauce. They can be fully prepared and kept in the fridge (along with the whipped cream), ready to bake during dinner.... use a timer so they don't overcook if you're, um. distracted! Delicious, warm, sensual and amazingly simple.

    http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

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    1. re: janeh

      I was going to make the same recommendation - but here is the recipe I like:

      http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

    2. Beranbaum's chocolate torte needs only three things: chocolate, butter and eggs. For the amount of effort, the result is surprisingly silky, decadent, luscious and chocolatey. Needless to say, use the best chocolate you can find:

      http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/...

      In the Cake Bible, Beranbum lists a couple of variations, including adding raspberry puree, liqueur or praline paste, IIRC.

      1. A simple chocolate ganache tarte sprinkled with fleur de sel. Rum (or other) truffles on the side.

        Edit: Added Double Chocolate Pave with Hazelnut Crust - incredibly delicious, romantic and very simple to make. http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipes/Des...

        1. all of the suggestions thus far are great. i'll just add that although i know you said you don't want to do something dipped in chocolate, i'm a big believer in interaction for situations like this. chocolate fondue with an assortment of items for dipping can make for a pretty sensual experience...you're dipping things, feeding them to each other, and attending to the errant drips & smears of chocolate that are bound to end up on your date's hands or the corners of their mouth...

            1. Marcella Hazan's Italian Chocolate Mousse is seriously the best chocolate dessert I've ever had. i made it with Scharffen Berger 70% dark chocolate.

              http://junglefrog-cooking.com/italian...

              The recipe is halfway down the page.

              1. I cooked Mick Malgieri's Supernatural Brownies for the first time today. Very simple, except for that part about butter the pan, line with parchment, butter the parchment. Fudgy and delicious. I had mine with a glass of milk, spouse had one more glass of cabernet sauvignon with hers.
                http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes...
                I used Ghiradelli bittersweet chips and followed the recipe exactly, except I melted the chocolate and butter in the microwave. Searching "supernatural brownies" in quotes shows 26 threads here in Home Cooking and now this thread will make 27 - they're that good.

                1. How about Chocolate "pots de creme" ? If you want to get fancy call them "Pots de Crème au Chocolat".

                  Here are the links to 3 recipes:

                  http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

                  http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

                  http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/wo...

                  Classically, pots de creme is made with equal parts cream and milk and just egg yolks along with the other ingredients. This classic is baked in the cups.. small cups.. it is rich.

                  Recently, there have been a lot of recipes that just refrigerate or they may use all cream or mostly cream and a little milk. They sometimes use whole eggs.

                  At any rate these are easy, impressive and memorable for a special occasion.