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Use creamy peanut butter instead of shortening when melting any flavor of chocolate in a recipe. You cannot taste the peanut butter, but it does enhance the flavor of the chocolate.
If making chocolate cake or chocolate shakes or chocolate frosting or chocolate anything, add coffee to the mix. Brew it really strong. It deepens and really brings out the flavor of chocolate.
Mix together and pat into a 9x13 inch pan. Sprinkle with one cup nuts or chocolate chips. Beat the egg whites stiff and 1 cup brown sugar and spread on top. Bake at 350 degrees F (preheated) for 35 minutes.
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I need everyone's expert help! My local "Friends of the Library", which I am a member of, is having an event on Saturday, May 5th called "Simply Decadent: A Tasting SINsation for Chocolate Lovers" Everyone is supposed to bring their best chocolate recipe. Now, I have many good chocolate recipes, but I don't have any GREAT chocolate recipes. Let me also state that I want to try the recipe out before the event. So, I dislike coconut. I'm sure there's more that I don't like, but coconut is all I can think of.
1 package nestles milk chocolate morsels
1 can eagle brand condensed milk
2 teaspoons madagasgar bourban vanilla get at
Williams Sonoma or somewhere they have cooking stuff. It makes the difference.
1 10oz. bag of marshmellows
1 jar planters dry roasted peanuts
Put butter, milk chocolate morsels,condensed milk in a bowl. Put marshmellows and peanuts in another bowl.
In microwave melt butter,milk chocolate morsels,and condensed milk. Med. for about 3 min.
Stir after every 30 seconds . Don't get too hot or it
will melt marshmellows.
when done pour over marshmellows and peanuts Stir till all coated. Pour into a 13x9 waxed paper lined pan. Set to cool and cut into squares. Delicious and so easy. It will become a favorite.
I was surfing today and came across this site www.bbonline.com/recipe/index.html
It has chocolate recipes galore.Have fun it will take you 6 months to try them all.
This is a chocolate cake one will never forget.
Raspberry Black Satin Fudge Cake w/Raspberry Sauce
1/3 cup rasperry preserves
12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
1/2 pound butter
1-1/3 cup sugar
1 Tbsp. flour plus- "plus"means this ingredient in addition to the one on the next line, often with divided uses
1 tsp. flour
1 pint fresh raspberries (I've used frozen, then thawed)
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. frozen orange juice concentrate
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 Tablespoon butter or margarine
4 bars (1 oz. each) Semi-Sweet baking chocolate broken into pieces
1 (7 oz.) Milk chocolate bar, broken into pieces
1 Tablespoon Amaretto or 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1. Combine whipping cream and butter in small saucepan. Cook over med. heat, stirring constantly, just until mixture is very hot. DO NOT boil! Remove from heat; add chocolate, chocolate bar pieces and liqueur. Stir with whisk until smooth.
2. Press plastic wrap directly onto surface; cool several hours or until mixure is frim enough to handle. Shape into 1 inch balls; roll in almonds or cocoa to coat. Refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours. Store in tightly covered container in ref.
Makes appx. 2 doz.
Chocolate Graham Cracker Cookie Bars
Line a cookie sheet with foil. Place 12 double graham crackers on the foil, ( Iuse the chocolate graham crackers) Melt 1 cup of butter with l cup light brown sugar, boil 3 minutes(be sure you boil, not cook) stirring constantley. This should become thick. Pour over graham crackers and spread evenly.
Bake at 400 degrees for 5 minutes. Watch carefully so they do not burn. Remove from oven and sprinkle with 11 3/4 oz. package of milk chocolate chips over sugar/butter mixture and spread evenly. Sprinkle 1 cup chopped pecans over chocolate, push down to set nuts into chocolate. Break up into smaller pieces while warm.(Iusually break them into before I pour the sugar/butter mixture on. Refrigerate until serving.
Anything by Marcel D?????, he did the Death by Chocolate PBS series and has several books. He make ganash (sp?) to die for. You could make homemade truffles with some really good ganash that would have people eating out of your hands! And it's pretty simple with not many ingredients! You could add spices to some (cayenne and chocolate are really good) or dust them with spices. Have fun!
1 C. Oil
1-1/2 C. White sugar
1-1/2 C. Flour
1/2 C. Cocoa
1 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
Optional: top with semi sweet choc. chips, wt choc chips, butterscotch chips etc. prior to baking. (I like wt/semi combo the best)
Mix above for 3 Minutes with a mixer. Pour into a greased 9x13 pan (I use glass). Bake for 30 Min. at 350º
Dear Joy Mayer:
Does the wonderful recipe you provided, Joy, have a specific name?
By the way, I will look look for and will probably get some Madagasgar (Is it called Madagasgar or Madagascar?) Bourbon vanilla.
Thanks ever so much,
Karen T. or majorw1010
SEX IN A PAN (Supposed to be so good it can only be described as such) (I didn't make up the name).
Stage 1--Mix together:
1 cup of finely chopped Pecans.
1 cup flour
1/2 cup butter
3 Tbs. white sugar.
Press into 9 x 12 greased pan and bake at 350 for 25 mins.
Cool and refrigerate.
Stage 2--Mix together well:
8 oz. Philadelphia Cream Cheese
1 cup Icing Sugar
Half of a large tub of Cool Whip
Spread on top of first mixture and put back in frig.
Mix 2 cups cold homogenized milk (I use 2%)
1 4oz. package chocolate instant pudding
1 4oz. package vanilla instant pudding
Beat by hand or mixer until it starts to thicken.
Pour on top of previous layers.
Refrigerate for a while.
Spread the other half of Cool Whip over top and decorate with slivers of chocolate.
Whenever I attend a function where people know that I bring this dessert, they line up at the table early to make sure they get some! By the way, this is not my original recipe--some kind soul gave it to me years ago.
Check out www.recipezaar.com
Type in reeses squares, over 250 people have tried and loved this recipe. I have made it a few times, never any leftovers!
Reeses Squares - 5 Ingredients & No Bake (Reese's)
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 lb confectioners' sugar (3 to 3 1/2 cups)
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
1 cup butter, melted
1 (12 ounce) bag milk chocolate chips
Combine graham crumbs, sugar and peanut butter and mix well.
Blend in melted butter until well combined.
Press mixture evenly into a 9 x 13 inch pan.
Melt chocolate chips in microwave or in double boiler.
Spread over peanut butter mixture.
Chill until just set and cut into bars (these are very hard to cut if the chocolate gets "rock hard".
Being a chocoholic myself, Here is a couple of "most favorites"
Chocolate Date Cake
1/2 lb. cut up dates + 1 teaspoon baking soda
Pour 1 cup boiling water over dates & soda - let stand
melt 1 cube butter or margarine (not whipped)
and pour over 1 cup white sugar
Beat 2 eggs and add to sugar mixture
Mix in 1-1/2 cups flour,a pinch of salt and 1 Tablespoon baking cocoa
to mixture. Pour off water from dates for liquid and beat.
Add dates and mix in. Pour into greased and floured 11x13 pan. Chop 1 cup walnuts
and sprinkle over batter. Chop a JUMBO Hershey bar and put on top of walnuts
Bake at 375* for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Let cool in pan. cut like brownies. ENJOY !! Vi
1/2 cup Hersheys cocoa
1/2 cup boiling water
2/3 cup shortening
1 - 3/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 - 1/4 cups flour
1 - 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 - 1/3 cups buttermilk or sour milk*
Stir together cocoa & boiling water in small bowl until smooth; and set a side.
Cream shortening and sugar & vanilla in large mixing bowl until light and fluffy.
Add eggs, beat well. Combine flour, baking soda & salt; add alternately with buttermilk or sour milk to creamed mixture. Blend in cocoa mixture. Pour into two 9 inch layer pans or an oblong greased and floured 9 X 13 pan. Bake at 350* for 25 - 30 minutes or until tester comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes - Remove from pans and frost with Cocoa icing.
* To sour milk: use 4 teaspoons vinegar plus enough milk to equal 1 - 1/3 cups
6 T. boiling water
1/2 cup Hershey's cocoa
1/4 cup butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups powdered sugar
Add boiling water to butter- Add vanilla and cocoa
Beat and when well blended
Add sugar. Beat until smooth and creamy. Add
additional liquid if needed for right consistency to spread.
Spread on warm cake. This frosting stays soft for several days.
Yield : about 2 cups YUM!!!!
Thank you ever so much:
1. Great Granny vi
3. Groovy Granny
7. Sweet Cali40
8. Connie Robins
10. Joy Mayer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The recipes, sites, ideas, and instructions you provided will be enjoyed by at least me and my friends and potentially by several hundred members of the local Middlesboro community!!!
Have a great rest of the weekend, and thanks again!
Karen T. or majorw1010
I just wanted to ask if anyone knows any really good tasting chocolate dessert recipes that you are willing to share with me. I've tried many different kinds of chocolate chip cookies, but none are the kind that stay soft, chewy, and tasty. If you know of any chocolate cookie, cake, or any kind of dessert at all please tell me.
An old trick my mother gave me to keep cookies from going hard - add a piece of apple to your container of cookies. Works well. Also, try baking your cookies for less time - try one minute less to start. My oven cooks things quicker than most recipes so I cut back about 5 min., then keep checking.
I sometimes add instant pudding powder to the mix depending on how many cookies your making, I usually only use half the packet. Makes cookies softer and I also never cook them for the full time indicated.
Chocolate Wacky Cake: Combine all ingred. in one bowl, mix well w/ mixer, (will be pretty runny), pour into greased 9x13, 350-degr. for 45 minutes, check after 35 minutes, do not overbake. Recipe: 3 cups flour, 2 cups sugar, 1 tsp salt, 6 tbsp cocoa (not dutch process is best), 2 tsp baking soda, 3/4 cup cooking oil, 2 tbsp white vinegar, 2 tbsp vanilla. Pour in 2 cups water, mix well & bake. For richer taste, pour in 2 cups cold strong coffee (liquid, not instant or grounds) INSTEAD of water. This is a good moist cake. Doesn't taste like vinegar/coffee at all. Easy. Yummy w/ just about any frosting, but our favorite is peanut butter! No recipe, just by looks. About 1/2 cup p.btr., about 2-3 cups pwdr. sugar, slowly add milk to mix it into frosting. Note: Too much p.btr. it will be greasy & too soft. Can make choc-p.btr. by adding a bit of cocoa to it. YUM! If want recipe for 1/2 sheet cake, email I have converted it perfectly.
This isn't a recipe but is a tried-and-true tip for softening any type of cookie: place a piece of bread in your sealed container of cookies. The moisture in the bread transfers to the cookies! Yum! (Works to soften brown sugar, too!)
There is a lot of web sights that have wonderful chocolate recipes. http://www.VeryBestBaking.com and http://www.allrecipes.com.
You can request the chocolate recipes in them and bring up many good ones.
the best chocolate chip cookie recipe I've found yet is the Mrs. Field one. Check out a copycat recipe site and it should be there.
Editor's Note: Here is a good site for CopyCat recipes although there are many. Put Mrs. Fields in their search box and lots of their recipes come up.
Chocolate Chess Pie
- 1 stick margarine
- 1 1/2 c. sugar
- 2 Tablespoon cocoa
- 1 Tablespoon all purpose flour
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 unbaked pie crust
Melt margarine. In a separate bowl, mix sugar, flour & cocoa. Pour margarine into sugar mixture. Stir. Add eggs, one at a time, stirring after each addition. Add milk & vanilla. Pour into pie crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or til set. Cool complete before cutting.
Try http://food.sify.com... this has more than 50 chocolate recipes!!!