Thursday, February 4, 2010

9th Annual Chocolate Decadence Event & Fabulous Chocolate Recipes from "Savor the Moment"

Tonight is the Junior League of Boca Raton's 9th Annual Chocolate Decadence Event! "The Sweetest Party in Town" will be held tonight from 6-9pm at The Shops at Boca Center. It is a spectacular evening of sampling sweet and savory gourmet delights from South Florida's renowned restaurants, caterers and more. Great food and wine, music and entertainment make this a truly decadent evening! The fabulous Cookbook committee will also be there selling "Savor the Moment" so please stop by and say hello!

Proceeds raised from Chocolate Decadence support the JLBR's programs and community projects. For more information please visit http://www.bocachocolate.com/. Hope to see you there and if all this talk of chocolate leaves you craving more, here are 5 fabulous chocolate recipe suggestions from "Savor the Moment" and the full recipe for one of my absolute favorites, Fallen Chocolate Soufflé Cakes! Cheers and enjoy!

5 Fabulous "Savor the Moment" Chocolate Recipes:
1. Black and White Torta (pg. 24)
2. Fabulous Fudge Cake (pg. 252)
3. Champagne Truffles (pg. 36)
4. Key Lime White Chocolate Cheesecake (pg. 242)
5. Fallen Chocolate Soufflé Cakes (pg. 254)

Fallen Chocolate Soufflé Cakes
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
8 (1-ounce) squares bittersweet chocolate
6 eggs
10 ounces packed light brown sugar
3 ounces baking cocoa

Melt the butter and chocolate in a double boiler over hot water. Beat the eggs in a large mixing bowl until pale yellow and foamy. Sift in the brown sugar and baking cocoa. Add the chocolate mixture and stir until thickened. Spoon into 6 buttered and sugared 1-cup ramekins.
Bake at 300 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until the edges are dry but the centers are still soft. Let cool for 20-30 minutes; the centers will fall. Unmold from the ramekins or serve in the ramekins. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and chocolate or raspberry sauce.
Note: The cakes can be made up to 12 hours ahead and chilled. Reheat in a 300 degree over for 5-8 minutes or microwave for 1-2 minutes or until warm. Serves six.

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