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Old 02-09-2011, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I make something that I saw on Rachael Ray every year for Valentine's Day. It's her chocolate version of pot de creme. All you need is a blender.

Here's the link, as long as that's allowed...

Chocolate Cups with Whipped Cream Recipe : Rachael Ray : Food Network

I substitute vanilla for the liqueur, and it definitely takes longer than what she says to set in the fridge.

But it's so good and super-super-easy!
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Old 02-11-2011, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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Pavlovas are so spectacular looking and so easy. Just don't make them on a humid day. I make individual ones, hollowing out a depression in the middle of the meringue with the back of a spoon before baking. Bake, cool and fill the center with whatever you want (pudding, any flavor filling, fruit, whipped cream, etc.). I like to fill the depression with lemon curd (easy to make) or buy, then top with sliced fresh strawberries and top with whipped cream and chocolate curls or shavings.....or drizzle with chocolate sauce or chocolate syrup. Delicious and looks like much more work than it is.

Here are some pictures:

pavlova with strawberries - Google Search
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Old 02-11-2011, 05:29 PM
 
Location: NC
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i think im going to make a puff pastry, then fill it with the (quick and easy) chocolate mousse (pudding and whip cream lol) and drizzle chocolate or caramel over it... .
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Old 02-11-2011, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Everyone's (guests) favourite dessert seems to be one of the simplest to make: a log cake made with Mr. Christie's chocolate wafers.

Ingredients: one or two packages of the chocolate wafers and whipping cream - two or three cups depending on how large a cake you want to make.

Whip the cream, add sugar to taste, and vanilla (mint flavouring would work too) and then plaster the wafers on the 'wrong' side with the whipped cream one by one, stacking them in piles (about 6 cookies' worth or the piles might fall) then smoosh the piles together in the shape of a log. Cover the log by spatula with more whipped cream, and refrigerate for at least 6 hours.

I have also made it by adding dark chocolate syrup to the whipped cream (to taste) and leaving out the vanilla and the sugar, which makes a kind of chocolate mousse.

I don't like strawberries so I serve it with a raspberry coulis and fresh raspberries but any fruit you prefer that goes with chocolate can be substituted.

Probably very bad for you but very delicious.

Last edited by netwit; 02-11-2011 at 05:59 PM.. Reason: forgot ingredient
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Old 02-11-2011, 06:02 PM
 
Location: NC
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Probably very bad for you but very delicious.
arent the best things that way???? LOL

that does sound awfully good!
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Old 02-11-2011, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Canada
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arent the best things that way???? LOL

that does sound awfully good!
Our non-dessert eating friends ask for seconds and the recipe since no one can believe that something so simple can be so good.
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Old 02-11-2011, 06:22 PM
 
Location: On the sunny side of a mountain
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How about Chocolate Fondue with fruit and cake to dip in it.
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Old 02-12-2011, 04:08 AM
 
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DH requested his favorite "diet" treat (he's watching his weight) for Valentine's Day - a low fat, sugar free pie with the key ingredients of jello, yogurt, whipped topping and fruit. This strawberry version makes a perfect presentation for Valentine's Day, You'll need fresh strawberries, 1 pkg. sugar free strawberry jello, (2) 8 oz. containers of strawberry yogurt (SF or regular), light whipped topping, and a graham cracker pie shell. Just dissolve the jello in 1/2 cup hot water, mix in the yogurt, mix in the sliced strawberries, and fold in about a cup of the whipped topping. Put in the pie crust and allow to set (3 to 4 hours). Top slices with additional whipped topping.

There's an endless variety of pies you can make with this recipe, using different jello, yogurt and fruit combinations, like peach (using fresh or canned sliced peaches, peach yogurt, and peach jello); cherry; blackberry, raspberry, etc.

If you want something more "fattening", a sour cream cheese pie in a graham cracker pie shell, chopped with cherry pie filling, is easy, also. You just bake it in the pie shell, no spring form pan needed. I buy the graham cracker crust at Aldi's, and there's an excellent, easy, recipe right on package.
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Old 02-12-2011, 05:53 AM
 
Location: SouthCentral Texas
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a lil cool whip is oh so fun on St. Valentine's day
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Old 02-14-2011, 07:37 AM
 
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Make your sweetheart's favorite cake but make it in a square pan & a round pan. Then cut the round cake in half & put the halves on the square to make a heart. Icing with his favorite icing. Voila!
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