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A Little Slice Of Christmas Heaven! 
Dec. 25, 2011 6:50 am 
Updated: Dec. 28, 2011 5:05 am
Holiday GiftsFirst things first… Merry Christmas to you All! We had the most wonderful Christmas eve together! Just Jim , myself and the most gorgeous prime rib!

Jim was buzzing away in the kitchen… making his Christmas magic! He thinks he is making this dinner for me, but if you can see my jolly man in this domain… you see that this is my gift to him! He gets my kitchen all to himself!
The table is set… the plates are fixed… the toasts are made… then we dig in… Jim with gusto… and me with a little more etiqeutte ! LOL!

With the dinner plates cleared… out comes the star of the show! Heck yeah I’m braggin’! Sorry Duffy.. I’m taking credit for this incredible dessert!

The look on Jim’s face with his first bite is priceless… pretty much says it all! Gift was a huge success!

I am reposting the recipe with my pics… I had the best time with this one! Give it a go… It is truly “ Chocolate Heaven”!!!!!

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 Directions: 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.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight!!!!!

The  Tripp's

The main ingredients,,, minus the eggs
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The prepared pan
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eggs... 5min on speed setting 6
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chocolate, butter and coffee
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marrying of the two
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Adding the boiling water
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Dec. 25, 2011 8:16 am
looks wonderful....you still gotta try that bourbon pecan pie!
Dec. 25, 2011 8:46 am
Aw... Merry Christmas Gary! That pie is actually on the menu for Newyears day! Thanks again!
Dec. 25, 2011 1:37 pm
Merry Christmas Terry! After all I cooked (and ate) yesterday and today it will be a while before I even consider it, but I have saved that recipe and will tackle it soon.
Dec. 25, 2011 5:28 pm
Merry Christmas BSM! Take a break with the cooking... this is actually a breeze! Melt in your mouth chocolate heaven... yep used heaven again... Took some to Jim's mom... I got so many Daughter in Law points!!!!!! Nobody tell... Lucy Love ie: Duffy!
Dec. 25, 2011 6:19 pm
Ahhhhh - - Flourless Chocolate Cake . . . a little slice of heaven!!! Merry Christmas Tripps!
Dec. 25, 2011 6:25 pm
Right Back at Ya!!!! Luv... Hope you all had a great one!
Dec. 26, 2011 9:59 am
Looks fab/. Is that popovers on your plate with the beef?
Dec. 26, 2011 10:38 am
CG, Prime rib, twice baked potatoes, and asparagus with hollandaise.... All courtesy of my Hubby!
Dec. 26, 2011 10:39 am
Gderr... I'm steadily shelling pecans today for my pecan pie!
Dec. 26, 2011 3:42 pm
Yum! Sounds like your husband is a great cook too! Save me the leftovers and especially the flourless cake!
Dec. 26, 2011 3:59 pm
Lela, again... what left overs? lol! That was seriously the best chocolate dessert I've ever had! OMGoodness... HEAVENNNNNN! I made a quiche this am with the prime rib, asparagus, onion, bacon, cheese and left over hollandaise! Posted that recipe in my box... check it out! yummy!
Dec. 27, 2011 9:02 am
Thanks Terry! You just crack me up! I saved your quiche recipe. Sounds so yummy with asparagus!
Dec. 28, 2011 5:05 am
Happy New Year's to you! I've enjoyed your blogs throughout this year and am looking forward to next year's!
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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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