Monday, November 07, 2005

Down in the valley...

Last week, Kerrie's sister came to Fairfield and stayed for the night on her way to Columbus. We had a nice dinner, consisting of Cayenne Rubbed Chicken Breasts with Red Pepper Coulis, Avocado Puree, and String Beans. For dessert I made one of my favorite chocolate recipes: Chocolate Mink

Chocolate Mink
2 T Butter
3 1/2 oz. Bittersweet Chocolate
1 Egg, separated
1 T Sugar

For this recipe you will need a couple of Oven Proof Ramekins.

Pre-heat oven to 350F. Grease bottom of Ramekins lightly.

Melt butter over low heat, then add chocolate and stir vigorously until completely melted and smooth. Remove from heat and allow to cool, about 5 minutes.

Beat egg-white until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar and continue beating until stiff.

Whip egg yolk and add to chocolate along with a pinch of salt.

GENTLY fold egg whites into chocolate mix. Make sure whites are thoroughly folded in, but do not "flatten" batter.

Divide batter between two ramekins, then cover each with appropriately sized pieces of tinfoil. Place ramekins in center of baking dish, then fill baking dish with enough boiling water to come half-way up the sides of the ramekins.

Place dish in oven and bake for 30 minutes.

Remove dish from oven, and place ramekins on a cooling rack and allow to cool UNCOVERED for about one hour. (Puddings WILL be gooey when they are pulled from the oven.)

When ready to serve, unmold onto a plate or simply eat right out of the ramekin.

I'm so freekishly tired right now. I felt very drained at work today, and didn't really feel like eating. No worries though, tonight we're having French Onion Steak Sandwiches.

Ciao Ciao!

"Would somebody PLEASE pass me the fuckin' asparagus?!?"
- Kevin Spacey

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Matt said...

Duder, forgot to call you in the middle of the night. I was, uh, not in a remembering position to make phone calls. Jebra called me on Saturday though while I was laying by the pool. Good weekend, witnessed not one but two vomit episodes by strangers. That always puts a stamp on a Vegas weekend. I'll have some stats on my blog later today. Congrats on the promotion.

Dr. T Bob said...

Congrats on the promo my man! you are definatly right about the grill work.. but it's nice at times where you can just be in front of a grill and basically shut off your mind. (at least that's how I did it way back when) Could be worse though, you could be labeled a corporate monkey like me :)

Jeb Zepplin said...

Like Jay would have awnsered the phone in the middle of the night. The kid sleeps through anything!

Jay, remember the time you rolled in to a mirrored door in the middle of the night and didn't wake up???

Herald has a black heart! :)