A little choc for Christmas maybe?

first_imgLinkedin Email This is a flash back to my tried and trusted kids cookbook recipe for chocolate cake and or brownies. This time I added a ganache to the top for that ultimate in luxury and thus takes it up a level to something very acceptable to serve after a great meal. Keep in mind this is chocolate indulgence 101, so go easy on the slices. Might make for an alternative to pudding?WHAT YOU NEEDSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up 175g sugar175 gentle melted butter (don’t use straight after blasting it in a microwave or in a pot, allow it to cool a little)200g drinking chocolate75g self-raising flour4 eggs100g Valrhona Jivar 40% chocolate.For the ganache275g dark chocolate – use some good quality chocolate with a mix of medium to high cacao percentages50g butter250ml double creamA liqueur of your choosing like Grand Marnier or rumWHAT TO DOPreheat the oven to 180degC and mix all the ingredients in a bowl with the exception of the Valrhona chocolate. You should have a runny chocolate batter at this stage. Then add the broken up pieces of the chocolate and transfer the contents to a well-buttered baking dish. Bake the cake for 30/35 minutes.To make the ganacheHeat the cream and the butter in a heavy based pot and brig to the boil. Remove from the heat and pour over the chocolate pieces and add the liqueur. Stir continuously until the chocolate has melted and try not to over stir as this will create bubbles and not give you the required smooth texture that a ganache needs.Then, once it has cooled somewhat, pour and smooth over the cake and cover on all sides or just let it sit on top but be sure to push it well out to the rim of the cake. Allow to cool and serve with some whipped cream. NewsA little choc for Christmas maybe?By admin – December 13, 2011 600 Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Print Facebook Previous articleJudge acknowledges effort to turn away from crimeNext articleRees believes Scarlets can win in Thomond admin Advertisementlast_img read more

Dixie State Men’s Basketball Outlasts Colorado Mesa

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailGRAND JUNCTION, Colo.-Jack Pagenkopf stepped up with 16 points and 5 rebounds as the No. 22 Dixie State Trailblazers got past Colorado Mesa 67-62 Saturday at Brownson Arena in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference men’s basketball action.Dason Youngblood added 13 points and 6 boards on 6-11 shooting for the 19-4 Trailblazers, who improved to 19-4 and 14-3 in RMAC play.Dixie State shot 50 percent from the field in the first half as head coach Jon Judkins’ squad built a 40-30 lead at halftime.Tommy Nuno had 13 points and 5 rebounds in the los for the Mavericks, as they fell to 14-9 and 10-7 in RMAC play.The Trailblazers return to Burns Arena Friday and Saturday for their final home games of the season against Adams State and Fort Lewis, respectively. February 8, 2020 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Men’s Basketball Outlasts Colorado Mesa Tags: Dixie basketball Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more