Chocolate Mousse in Chocolate Shell

Chocolate Mousse in Chocolate Shell

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups whipping cream
  • 12 ounces quality semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 ounces espresso or strong coffee
  • 1 tablespoon dark rum (optional)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon flavorless, granulated gelatin

Directions:

  • Chill 1 1/2 cups whipping cream in refrigerator. Chill metal mixing bowl and mixer beaters in freezer.
  • In top of a double boiler, combine chocolate chips, coffee, rum and butter. Melt over barely simmering water, stirring constantly. Remove from heat while a couple of chunks are still visible. Cool, stirring occasionally to just above body temperature.
  • Pour remaining 1/4 cup whipping cream into a metal measuring cup and sprinkle in the gelatin. Allow gelatin to “bloom” for 10 minutes. Then carefully heat by swirling the measuring cup over a low gas flame or candle. Do not boil or gelatin will be damaged. Stir mixture into the cooled chocolate and set aside.
  • In the chilled mixing bowl, beat cream to medium peaks. Stir 1/4 of the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture to lighten it. Fold in the remaining whipped cream in two doses. There may be streaks of whipped cream in the chocolate and that is fine. Do not over work the mousse.
  • Spoon into bowls, chocolate cups (see note in About section) or martini glasses and chill for at least 1 hour. Garnish with fruit and serve.
  • (If mousse is to be refrigerated overnight, chill for one hour and then cover each with plastic wrap)

Yield: 6-8
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Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs

Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • ½ jar marshmallow fluff
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 20 large strawberries, 2 slices per strawberry
  • sugar for sprinkling
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 can of grands biscuits

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Make 7 – 1-1/2 inch biscuits. Brush each with a mixture of water and an egg white, drizzle with sugar and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Cut two 1/2 inch slices from each strawberry.
  • When the biscuits are ready, let them cool completely.
  • Start layering; biscuit, strawberry, whipped cream*.

Note:

  • One can of biscuits made 20 skewers.

*Cream:

  • Mix together the heavy cream and sugar and stir well. Then add half a jar of marshmallow fluff and stir for 2 more minutes.

Submitted By: Keith Faure

Peppermint White Chocolate Fudge

Peppermint White Chocolate Fudge

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 Container vanilla frosting (12 ounce)
  • Red food coloring
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint flavoring
  • 1 handful of peppermint flavored candies, crushed

Directions:

  • Line an 8X8 pan with plastic wrap or wax paper
  • In a large bowl, melt white chocolate chips by microwaving 30 seconds at a time, stirring between sessions.
  • Add the container of vanilla frosting
  • Stir well
  • Add Peppermint flavoring and stir well
  • Reheat for 10 seconds if needed, so the mixture is still soft enough to pour
  • Pour mixture into lined pan
  • Place 6-8 drops of red food coloring on the top of the warm fudge
  • With a toothpick or knife, swirl the color into the top of the fudge
  • Sprinkle crushed candies over the top of the fudge
  • Cool in fridge until hard
  • Cut and enjoy!

Yield: 8X8 Pan

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Coffee-braised Short Ribs

Coffee-braised Short Ribs

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 pounds 1- inch-thick short ribs
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 large jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ancho chile powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 cups #strong freshly brewed coffee
  • 14 -s 1/2 ounce can diced tomatoes in juice
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • #Chopped fresh cilantro

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 300°F. Heat oil in a large heavy stockpot over medium-high heat. Sprinkle short ribs with salt and pepper. Working in batches, add ribs to pot and cook until browned, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer to platter.
  • Add onion, red bell pepper, and jalapeño to drippings in stockpot. Reduce heat to medium, cover, and cook until onion is tender, stirring occasionally, about 6 minutes.
  • Stir in garlic and sauté uncovered 1 minute.
  • Add brown sugar, ancho chile powder, oregano, and cumin; stir 15 seconds. Stir in coffee, tomatoes with juice, and tomato paste. Bring to boil, scraping up browned bits. Return ribs and any juices to pot; bring to boil.
  • Cover and bake until meat is very tender, about 1 hour 45 minutes. Spoon fat from surface of sauce. Season sauce to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer ribs to a platter and spoon sauce over top.
  • Sprinkle with chopped cilantro.

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Gluten-Free Cinnamon Apple Muffins

Gluten-Free Cinnamon Apple Muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 box Betty Crocker’s gluten free yellow cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3 granny smith apples
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar or honey

Celebrate fall flavors with these delicious gluten-free cinnamon apple muffins from Cooking Gluten-Free. Gluten-free cake mix is transformed into spicy muffins with the addition of tart autumn apples and warms spices including cinnamon and nutmeg. These muffins can serve as an indulgent breakfast or dessert. If you want to make them really spectacular, top each muffin with cinnamon cream cheese frosting.

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to to 350 degrees.
  • Core, peel, and chop the apples into small pieces
  • In a medium bowl, combine the apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, lemon juice, and agave.
  • In a large bowl, add the yellow cake mix, eggs, water, and apples. Now stir, stir, stir until very well combined.
  • Line a muffin tin with baking cups and fill each cup with batter.
  • Bake 18-23 minutes.

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Italian Style Baked Chicken Thighs

Italian Style Baked Chicken Thighs

Ingredients

  • 10 chicken thighs – with skin
  • FOR THE TOPPING:
  • 1 large vine ripe tomato
  • 1 small red onion
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • Handful of Italian parsley
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Dashes of salt
  • Dashes of black pepper
  • Dashes of garlic powder
  • Drizzles of olive oil
  • Grated Romano cheese

Directions:

  • Preheat Oven 350 degrees:
  • Place all of the ingredients for the topping of the chicken thighs in a food processor and give a few good chops.
  • Place the chicken thighs in a baking pan and sprinkle with tops of the skin with salt and pepper and a drizzle of olive oil. Top the thighs with the mixture from the food processor.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and bake 45 – 50 minutes.
  • Grate Romano cheese over the thighs when they are finished cooking.

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