Happy Valentine's day everyone!!!
Here's something to keep you warm during the blizzard tonight :)
[Note: picture above]
I highly recommend these - I'm sure many of you have enjoyed these in my classes.
For Valentine's Day I definitely recommend the kick of the hot pepper and cinnamon for a little warmth (I also ALWAYS add the vanilla!)!!!
4 1/2 oz butter
3 oz bittersweet chocolate
3 1/2 oz unsweetened chocolate
heaping 1/2 c sugar
1 tsp espresso powder
Additional Flavorings: you can use as many as you desire!
1 TBS vanilla
pinch chili powder
1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter, spray or oil your ramekins, if desired and set on a baking sheet.,
2.) Place butter in a small sauce pot and bring to a boil. Measure out your chocolates.
3.) Put sugar and eggs in a bowl of a kitchen aid or a mixing bowl, if you are hand mixing - feel free to use an electric mixer as well. Turn kitchen aid on high, with a whisk attachment. You are whisking until the eggs have doubled in volume and have turned almost white in color.
4.) Once the butter is a rolling boil, you can drop the chocolate in and turn off the burner. Let sit on the hot stove to melt out, 3-5 minutes - you do not need to stir the chocolate.
5.) Check your egg mixture, it should be ready. You can now add in the flavorings, mix until combined.
6.) With a rubber spatula, swirl the chocolate mixture and whisk into the egg mixture.
7.) Pour into the prepared ramekins.
8.) Place in oven ~10-15 minutes before serving, you want to enjoy these hot!
9.) Once in oven, lower the temperature to 325 degrees. Should take 8-10 minutes depending on the oven. Do not over cook! *See picture and note above.