Have you ever wondered how Valentine’s Day would look through the eyes of a chocolatier and caterer?
For Maxine,Valentine’s Day and the weeks leading up to it are busy times. It seems she can’t make enough chocolate. From catering a wine and truffle party for her friends’s new dating service to making a chocolate torte for a couple who have been happily in love thirty plus years, the one constant in her life is chocolate.
It looks as if there might be something more going on than just dating at Soul Mates though and will she get her own HEA with a certain detective or is she in for a broken heart? And she’s stepping out of her comfort zone to take part in Victoria’s answer to So You Think You Can Dance complete with it’s very own mirror ball trophy.
In case you’re looking for a dessert to wow that certain someone this is Maxine’s special recipe.
Chocolate Lave Cakes For Two
4 Tbsp unsalted butter
2 tsp unsweetened cocoa
2 oz bittersweet chocolate (I recommend Callebaut)
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
1/3 cup superfine sugar (put regular sugar in food processor and pulse a few times to make fine if necessary).
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
Heat oven to 325 degrees F
Chop chocolate into pieces along with butter.
Melt butter and chocolate in microwave doing 10 seconds at a time and stirring together until smooth and melted.
Cool for 10 minutes
Whisk together eggs and sugar
Sift flour over your chocolate mixture and then gently fold in.
Grease two three inch ramekins (I use Pam butter spray) and divide your chocolate mixture evenly between the two.
Bake at 325 for 11 – 13 minutes depending on oven
Turn your chocolate lava cakes out and serve immediately