Chocolate SouffléI once went to this fancy restaurant in Beverly Hills (L'Orangerie) with my husband's family the night before my brother-in-law's wedding. I wasn't much fond of the food, but my life has never been the same since I had their amazing chocolate soufflé! They poured this chocolate syrup and cream into the middle of it and it was just heavenly! To this day we ALL talk about that dessert! A few years later my husband's aunt brought me to the a different nice restaurant for a cooking class where they show you how to cook the meal, then you get to eat it and they send you home with the recipes. This was the dessert. Not quite L'Orangerie, but it was really yummy.
- 3/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, in pieces
- 6 large eggs, separated
- 6 Tbsp crème de cacao liqueur
- 1 1/2 cup crème anglaise
- 1 1/2 cup heavy cream (whipped to firm peaks)
- Pinch of salt
golden, 8-10 minutes. Serve with crème anglaise and whipped cream.
Strawberry Cream Cheese Pie
I know I said I don't like fruit pies, but this has FRESH fruit, not cooked, so it would be okay.
- 1 baked pastry shell
- 1 small (4 1/2 ounce) container cream cheese
- 1 regular container of Cool Whip
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 2 baskets of fresh strawberries
- 1 pkg strawberry glaze mix
Here's a few more I wouldn't mind on my dessert plate this Thanksgiving: