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And The Winner Is..... 
Dec. 20, 2011 3:04 pm 
Updated: Dec. 21, 2011 6:43 pm
Regaurding my last Blog... Jim's Dessert Surprise... here are the results...

Thank you all for the suggestions!

The contenders...

Apple crisp cups - bd.weld
peach cobbler - king sparta
tiramasu - lela
bourbon pecan pie -gderr
coeur a la creme -readwulf
Turkish coffee pudding - readwulf
flourless chocolate cake - Lucy love


Flourless Chocolate Cake !

 Glittering Christmas Fruitcake
I have all of these recipes in my box execpt for the winner... that one Is listed below... AR is not copy friendly today, so I couldn't get it in my recipe box! 

I know Jim will enjoy... and he will get all the other recipes throughout the new year!

Thanks again! You know I'll post pics and blog on our special tradition!

Special shout out to Duffy!  I can't wait for Jim to taste his gift!!!
Flourless Chocolate Cake




8 large eggs, cold

1 lb. bittersweet chocolate or semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped

1/2 lb. unsalted butter (2 sticks), cut into 1/2-inch chunks

1/4 cup strong coffee or liqueur (optional)

Confectioners' sugar or cocoa powder for decoration




1. Adjust oven rack to lower middle position and heat oven to 325 degrees. Line

bottom of 8-inch springform pan with parchment and grease pan sides. Cover pan

underneath and along sides with sheet of heavy-duty foil and set in large

roasting pan. Bring kettle of water to boil.


2. Beat eggs with hand-held mixer at high speed until volume doubles to

approximately 1 quart, about 5 minutes. Alternately, beat in bowl of electric

mixer fitted with wire whip attachment at medium speed (speed 6 on a KitchenAid)

to achieve same result, about 5 minutes.


3. Meanwhile, melt chocolate and butter (adding coffee or liqueur, if using) in

large heat-proof bowl set over pan of almost simmering water, until smooth and

very warm (about 115 degrees on an instant-read thermometer), stirring once or

twice. (For the microwave, melt chocolate and butter together at 50 percent

power until smooth and warm, 4 to 6 minutes, stirring once or twice.) Fold 1/3

of egg foam into chocolate mixture using large rubber spatula until only a few

streaks of egg are visible; fold in half of remaining foam, then last of

remaining foam, until mixture is totally homogenous.


4. Scrape batter into prepared springform pan and smooth surface with rubber

spatula. Set roasting pan on oven rack and pour enough boiling water to come

about halfway up side of springform pan. Bake until cake has risen slightly,

edges are just beginning to set, a thin glazed crust (like a brownie) has formed

on surface, and an instant read thermometer inserted halfway through center of

cake registers 140 degrees, 22 to 25 minutes. Remove cake pan from water bath

and set on wire rack; cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate overnight

to mellow (can be covered and refrigerated for up to 4 days).


5. About 30 minutes before serving, remove springform pan sides, invert cake on

sheet of waxed paper, peel off parchment pan liner, and turn cake right side up

on serving platter. Sieve light sprinkling of Confectioners’ sugar or

unsweetened cocoa powder over cake to decorate, if desired.

Dec. 20, 2011 3:36 pm
I have made this and it is AWESOME!!!!
Dec. 20, 2011 4:11 pm
Luv, Just by reading... I knew I had to choose this one! The bourbon pecan pie was sooo close as was the rest of the list... but ... the man loves chocolate.. the man gets chocolate!
Dec. 20, 2011 5:00 pm
I haven't made this recipe, but I have a very similar one. This is a chocolate lover's dream. Enjoy!
Dec. 20, 2011 6:56 pm
Hey Terry, I gave you the wrong email addy, my bad spelling. Its ( I transposed the a and the e in the first go round, sorry about that.
Dec. 21, 2011 7:21 am
Raedwulf, I googled the recipe and I saved it in my box to share with others! That one is next on the list! It looks so yummy! and Fancy...Fancy! Thanks again!
Dec. 21, 2011 7:23 am
BSM, I can't wait to see Jims face when I present him with this... you know he's expecting cheesecake again!!!
Dec. 21, 2011 9:44 am
Well done Terry. Enjoy!
Dec. 21, 2011 10:50 am
Today on the cooking channel, they made a flourless chocolate cake... it was good to see the process.. now I'm ready!
Dec. 21, 2011 6:42 pm
I always liked FCC, but it became my all-time have when I tasted a little slice of heaven at a place called "The Best Bar In The World". I swear, that was it's name. It sat atop one of the WTC towers, had killer views, and served lunches daily, plus that incredible cake. It fell down, as we all know, and I lost my chance to talk them out of their recipe, but the one above makes a killer cake. Jim's going to love it, I'm certain.
Dec. 21, 2011 6:43 pm
"all-time have"? Dammit, auto-correct, leave me alone! I meant all-time FAVE, of course. :)
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I was a working mother of 2 boys! I didn't have much time for cooking... now that the boys are grown and on their own... I have been enjoying learning and appreciating the art of cooking. I started with a day of baking with my mother in law and I was hooked! Not to mention my new stepkids... what was two... now is four! Our family is growing we now have a grandson, Damien, and one on the way! My grandson loves his visits with Gramma and Grampa...We spend quality time in the kitchen snd chronical our visits here on AR!
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