Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My Valentines Day Gift

I am posting this to Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum.

I had the sweetest comment yesterday left by
Jeanette at Starting Over
 If you haven't had the opportunity to meet her yet,
please pop over for a sweet visit!
Jeanette has some of the most amazing recipes, ideas
and two of the sweetest dogs I've ever seen!
OOOOh... pigs too!

Anyway, it seems that Jeanette's dear hubby
was asking what I had received for Valentines Day!
So Doug... this one is for you!

My husband, Wayne, made us Chocolate Mousse Cakes!
Here's how...

1 1/4 cups sugar, divided
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup water
5 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
(we like semi-sweet!)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 large egg white
Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350.

Combine 3/4 cup sugar, cocoa, flour, and salt in
a small saucepan.
Add Water, stir well with a whisk.
Bring to a simmer over medium heat,
cook two minutes, stirring constantly.
Pour hot cocoa mixture over chocolate,
stir until chocolate melts.
Stir in vanilla.

Place 1/2 cup sugar, eggs and egg white
in a bowl, beat with a mixer at high speed
for 6 minutes.
Gently fold the egg mixture into chocolate mixture.
Divide chocolate mixture evenly among 10 (4 oz) ramekins
coated with cooking spray.
Place ramekins in a 13 x 9 inch baking pan,
add hot water to pan to a depth of 1 inch.
Bake at 350 for 25 minutes
or until puffy and set.
Serve Warm!
Lick clean!

The real kicker is this recipe is from Cooking Light!
Each serving is only 213 calories or 6.4g of fat!
No kidding!

The whole family enjoyed my Valentine's gift!


Destination Seaborn said...

Cooking light...that's so funny! Well, it looks delicious and easy enough that I may have to try it:)

Katie said...

Well Crap, I'm gonna have to make me some of that TONIGHT, before Midnight!!!! I'm contemplating giving up Sweets in their entirety for Lent .....eeeekkkkkssss
Those look so Divine Dee Dee

Wendy said...

These looks so good! Delicious would be a better choice of wording!! What an awesome Valentine's day gift :)

Jane said...

Hi Dee Dee,
The chocolate mousse cakes look delicious!! Perfect valentine's day present. Thanks for the recipe.

Jeanette said...

DeeDee, Doug is going to bust a gut when he reads this! Thank You for posting.

Michelle said...

How sweet of him to do that! It looks delicious. I can't wait to try it. I'm printing it out right now.

Thanks for your notes. I've had lots of eye trouble (iritis), so I've had to stay away from the computer for awhile. We got the cabinets done, and we're planning to install them tonight when my husband gets home from work. Our progress has been slow, but it should start going faster now. I can't wait to share pictures...either today or tomorrow.

Christine said...

What a guy! That's a lot of work, all for you (and family).Your pictures are great!!

Thanks for introducing Janette. I popped over and I'm going to try her recipe for Roasted Vegetables.

Judy@judyfriendphotography.com said...

That was very sweet of your hubby to make them. Boy oh boy do they look yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Sue said...

My husband doesn't cook. He will grill, or scramble eggs...but, that's it. These look so good and all the best ingredients. I love that vanilla!