Chocolate Spreads

From: Graydon and Kate Lingley

Two recipes for chocolate spreads, as an alternative to certain commercially available ones.

Graydon <SAUNDRSG@QUCDN.QueensU.CA> wrote:

If you obtain one half litre of whipping cream, a quarter kilo of chcolate, honey, and a double boiler, you can put the whipping cream in the double boiler, pound the chocolate into little flakes with the kitchen hammer, and stir it into the cream a little at a time until the chocolate flakes that show on the spoon you are stirring with are quite small. At this point, you stir in the honey, at least as much honey as chocolate, but not much more than that or it's too sweet instead of very sweet.

The result is very sticky, extremely chocolaty, and can be spread.

If you use the ratio 4:2:1, cream, chocolate, and honey, and wait, stirring diligently for quite some time (about an hour) until there are *no* little flecks of chocolate showing before adding the honey, the substance in question refrigerates to a consistency not unlike that of ice cream.

I use semi-sweet chocolate for this.

Graydon (who doesn't actually eat chocolate himself, but who has friends who do.)

Kate Lingley <> wrote:, on to the seduction (ahem! i mean the chocolate) first, make yourself a ten-inch deep dish pie shell (make a butter crust, what the hell; my recipe is 1 1/3 cups sifted flour, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 cup butter, and a few tbsp water; 10-15 min. at 425 degrees fahrenheit).

then: melt in a double boiler 2 1/2 sticks butter (1 1/4 cups) and 1 cup cocoa; stir till smooth. add 2 1/2 cups sugar and 1/2 cup half and half l (that's half full milk and half cream for non americans; sorry i can't t provide metric equivalents)) and stir till sugar dissolves; remove from heat. have 4 eggs and one egg yolk at room temperature; beat well and add gradually to the mix. stir well and add 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract. pour into pie shell and bake about 35 minutes at about 350 degrees or till set. serve with real whipped cream (again, what the hell; the cholesterol count is shot on this one already, and you can spread the leftovers on anyone-- excuse me, anything else you happen to have lying around!).

wah. hope someone else enjoys this as much as we did. enjoy...

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