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Simple Sensual Chocolate Dessert Recipe Needed for V Day

phelana Feb 9, 2011 04:38 PM

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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    janeh Feb 9, 2011 04:49 PM

    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
      aching Feb 9, 2011 08:28 PM

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

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

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      amy_wong Feb 9, 2011 05:39 PM

      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. chefathome Feb 9, 2011 05:47 PM

        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. goodhealthgourmet Feb 9, 2011 06:25 PM

          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. todao Feb 9, 2011 09:27 PM

            ZUNI GATEAU VICTOIRE
            http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes...

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              manofthehoff Feb 9, 2011 10:53 PM

              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. AreBe Feb 9, 2011 11:08 PM

                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. Hank Hanover Feb 10, 2011 02:27 AM

                  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/food/views/Chocolate-Espresso-Pots-de-Creme-109140

                  http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Chocolate-Pots-de-Creme-104100

                  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.

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