Sunday, January 30, 2011

Love is in the air...

It's that time of year, ladies and gentleman, VALENTINE'S DAY! Stores are already beginning to overflow with pink and red hearts, candies, and love notes. For those of you who didn't know, there are many ways to win your lady's heart. Two of them--SHOES and CHOCOLATE! These sweet, red pumps will win that gal over, no doubt.

All Black, Cut Out Pat Red Berry, $124

Want to win some bonus points? Prepare this delicious chocolate treat (thank you Paula Deen).

  • 6 (1-ounce) squares bittersweet chocolate
  • 2 (1-ounce) squares semisweet chocolate
  • 10 tablespoons (1 1/4 stick) butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons orange liqueur


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Grease 6 (6-ounce) custard cups. Melt the chocolates and butter in the microwave, or in a double boiler. Add the flour and sugar to chocolate mixture. Stir in the eggs and yolks until smooth. Stir in the vanilla and orange liqueur. Divide the batter evenly among the custard cups. Place in the oven and bake for 14 minutes. The edges should be firm but the center will be runny. Run a knife around the edges to loosen and invert onto dessert plates.

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