Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Chocolate Chunk Celebrations!!

A couple of weeks ago, my friend Megan, sent me a great surprise in the mail. It was a copy of the book I'm Dreaming Of A Chocolate Christmas By Marcel DeSaulniers. I was super excited because Megan had one this book last year, and gave it nothing but great reviews. I mean, how could it be bad? It is full of chocolate! Thanks Megan!! I love it!!

With that being said, it was her turn to choose a recipe for our cookbook project, and she chose these Chocolate Chunk Celebrations. I almost want to introduce these as....Is it a cake, is a brownie? NO!! It's a chocolate chunk celebration...Celebration for you taste buds! :) Yes, I know. A little cheesy, but these are that good! I ate 2 at one time, and another for breakfast this morning.

The next cookbook project recipe is my choice. I have a couple of recipes that I am fighting between. Not sure which one will win! Until then, go and make some of these. They are really easy, and worth it!!


Chocolate Celebrations
by Marcel DeSaulniers

18 oz semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
8 TBS (I stick) butter
1 Cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 Cup sugar
4 large eggs
1 TBS Vanilla
1 Cup pecans
4 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped.

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Place eighteen foil muffin cup liners in a cupcake pan.

2. Melt the coarsely chopped chocolate with the better in the top of a double boiler and stir till smooth

3. In a sifter, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Sift onto a large piece of parchment or wax paper.

4.Place the sugar and eggs in the bowl of a stand electric mixer fitted with the paddle. Beat on medium for 2 minutes until light in color and slightly thick. Stop and scrape down the sides of the bowl and then add the melted chocolate and mix on low to combine, about 5 seconds. Gradually add the dry ingredients. Once all the dry ingredients have been incorporated about 10 seconds, stop and scrape down again. Add the vanilla and nix on low for 5 seconds. Remove the bowl and use a rubber spatula it fold in the pecans and the chocolate chunks and to finishing mixing until thoroughly combined.

5. Portion 2 slightly heaping tablespoons into each cup. Place in the center of the oven and bake till a tooth pick comes out clean but still slightly gooey, almost 18 minutes. Rotate baking pans 180 half way thru baking.6. Remove from oven and let come to room temperature, about 30 minutes.Keep the celebrations in a tightly sealed plastic container and they will stay fresh at room temp 4-5 days, or refrigerate for a week to 10 days, bring to room temp before eating.

9 comments:

Cary said...

Thank you for the recipe- I can't wait to try it. I got a little laugh out of the fact that you had one for breakfast! That is something I would do!

Mary said...

I think I would like one of these for breakfast today instead of my bowl of raisin bran!

Megan said...

I'm glad you liked the choice! It is the breakfast of champions you know! ;) Now I cant wait to see what our next recipe is!

Megan said...

Hmm - still not sure if they are molten cakes, brownies, cupcakes? But really, who cares? I would totally eat one for breakfast!

The Blonde Duck said...

Oh yum! It sounds delicious. I don't think I could have resisted one for breakfast either!

Satria Sudeki said...

It is happy to see your posting. Yes really informative article. I will tell this information again to my friend, oh yes I suggest you to check my blog on Chocolate , I hope the article on my blog will be usefull for you… and we can share each other. thank you… ;-)

Maria said...

I will be having a celebration for sure! These look fantastic!

Jeanine said...

Oh man, that book would be AWESOME! A whole book of chocolate holiday goodies...that sounds like a dream come true!

Dani said...

that cupcake looks like he needs eating... i will take it please :)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Chocolate Chunk Celebrations!!

A couple of weeks ago, my friend Megan, sent me a great surprise in the mail. It was a copy of the book I'm Dreaming Of A Chocolate Christmas By Marcel DeSaulniers. I was super excited because Megan had one this book last year, and gave it nothing but great reviews. I mean, how could it be bad? It is full of chocolate! Thanks Megan!! I love it!!

With that being said, it was her turn to choose a recipe for our cookbook project, and she chose these Chocolate Chunk Celebrations. I almost want to introduce these as....Is it a cake, is a brownie? NO!! It's a chocolate chunk celebration...Celebration for you taste buds! :) Yes, I know. A little cheesy, but these are that good! I ate 2 at one time, and another for breakfast this morning.

The next cookbook project recipe is my choice. I have a couple of recipes that I am fighting between. Not sure which one will win! Until then, go and make some of these. They are really easy, and worth it!!


Chocolate Celebrations
by Marcel DeSaulniers

18 oz semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
8 TBS (I stick) butter
1 Cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 Cup sugar
4 large eggs
1 TBS Vanilla
1 Cup pecans
4 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped.

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Place eighteen foil muffin cup liners in a cupcake pan.

2. Melt the coarsely chopped chocolate with the better in the top of a double boiler and stir till smooth

3. In a sifter, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Sift onto a large piece of parchment or wax paper.

4.Place the sugar and eggs in the bowl of a stand electric mixer fitted with the paddle. Beat on medium for 2 minutes until light in color and slightly thick. Stop and scrape down the sides of the bowl and then add the melted chocolate and mix on low to combine, about 5 seconds. Gradually add the dry ingredients. Once all the dry ingredients have been incorporated about 10 seconds, stop and scrape down again. Add the vanilla and nix on low for 5 seconds. Remove the bowl and use a rubber spatula it fold in the pecans and the chocolate chunks and to finishing mixing until thoroughly combined.

5. Portion 2 slightly heaping tablespoons into each cup. Place in the center of the oven and bake till a tooth pick comes out clean but still slightly gooey, almost 18 minutes. Rotate baking pans 180 half way thru baking.6. Remove from oven and let come to room temperature, about 30 minutes.Keep the celebrations in a tightly sealed plastic container and they will stay fresh at room temp 4-5 days, or refrigerate for a week to 10 days, bring to room temp before eating.

9 comments:

Cary said...

Thank you for the recipe- I can't wait to try it. I got a little laugh out of the fact that you had one for breakfast! That is something I would do!

Mary said...

I think I would like one of these for breakfast today instead of my bowl of raisin bran!

Megan said...

I'm glad you liked the choice! It is the breakfast of champions you know! ;) Now I cant wait to see what our next recipe is!

Megan said...

Hmm - still not sure if they are molten cakes, brownies, cupcakes? But really, who cares? I would totally eat one for breakfast!

The Blonde Duck said...

Oh yum! It sounds delicious. I don't think I could have resisted one for breakfast either!

Satria Sudeki said...

It is happy to see your posting. Yes really informative article. I will tell this information again to my friend, oh yes I suggest you to check my blog on Chocolate , I hope the article on my blog will be usefull for you… and we can share each other. thank you… ;-)

Maria said...

I will be having a celebration for sure! These look fantastic!

Jeanine said...

Oh man, that book would be AWESOME! A whole book of chocolate holiday goodies...that sounds like a dream come true!

Dani said...

that cupcake looks like he needs eating... i will take it please :)