The Brownies They’ll Never Forget

Long, long ago, I made my brownies from one of those mixes you can buy at the store. And I was content, until I found this recipe. It takes about the same amount of time as using a mix, maybe 5 minutes longer to melt the butter. It tastes immensely better…like chocolate, butter, and sugar should taste! If you are a “brownies from a box” type of person, please give these a try. You may never go back again!

Delightfully Delicious Brownies

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Posted on June 8th, 2011 by DaisyMuse  |  No Comments »

Chocolate Pots de Creme

 

I found this recipe in the old, standard “red and white” cookbook.  There are chocolate smudges on the pages.  =)  Easy to make, and very satisfying, this dessert is best eaten in small portions.  The name is pronounced “poh duh KREM.”  Very French, and quite delicious!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup light cream (half and half)
  • 1 four-ounce package German sweet or semi-sweet chocolate
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3 beaten egg yolks
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (I use 1 teaspoon)
  • whipped cream (optional…really?  I would say necessary!) 

In a small saucepan, combine light cream, chocolate, and sugar.  Cook and stir over medium heat about 10 min.  When mixture comes to a full boil and thickens, gradually stir about half of it into beaten egg yolks; return yolk mixture to saucepan.  Cook and stir over low heat for 2 min. more.  Remove from heat.  Stir in vanilla extract.  Pour into 4 or 6 small dessert dishes.  Cover and chill 2 to 24 hours.  Top with whipped cream, if desired.  Makes 4 or 6 servings.

Posted on January 29th, 2011 by DaisyMuse  |  4 Comments »