Monday, February 14, 2011

Spring and Chocolate

It will Happen
Where did that tease of spring go? Even though it was raining this morning it was plus 4. I actually felt good about it --- it wasn't snow!!!!!! Now we are in the midst of a "flash freeze". Ahhh the joys of winter in eastern Ontario.
 Just finished a terrific dinner with my lady date . Her hubby is away too so what better way to spend the evening. Ended it with Chocolate Lava Cakes. Here is the recipe--- so easy and oh so yummy!

4 ounces semi sweet chocolate
1/2 cup butter
1 cup icing sugar
2 eggs
2 egg yolks
6 TBSP white flour

Preheat oven to 425. Butter 4 or 5 custard dishes (3/4 cup). Place on Baking sheet. Microwave chocolate and butter until butter is melted (approx 1 min). Stir with wire whisk til completely melted. Stir in sugar until well blended. Whisk in eggs and egg yolks. Stir in flour. Divide batter between dishes.
Bake 13 or 14 minutes til sides are firm but centre is soft. Let stand 1 minute. Invert onto dessert plate (carefully it is HOT). Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Batter can be made ahead. Pour into dishes, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. Bake as above.

Ciao for now

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