9.22.2010

oh my goodness

"i want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert."
- jason love

{via tartlette}

hi friends,

i'm making the most of my whirlwind work trip here in nyc by indulging in my favorite foods, cocktails and sinful desserts. and thank goodness for my trusty workout dvd...i can melt off those terrible calories the next day in the privacy of my little hotel room :)

and since i have been on a foodie tear these past few days, my sweet tooth has been raging like no other. creamy gelatos, bright berry crisps, light citrus panna cottas, and wicked dark chocolate mouuse - if i could, i would order off the dessert menu all day long, i would!

but there is really only one dessert that i cannot wait to whip up for my and my guy for my little homecoming party from the east. we find any and every excuse to treat ourselves to this little piece of heaven - movie nights, dinner parties or just because it's sunny! it is absolutely addicting and might be the most fantastic dessert ever created...

take a peek, try it out and reward yourself - you deserve it :)

xo,
s

dark chocolate brownies, ginger ice cream & salted butter caramel sauce:
via tartelette


for the brownies 
(adapted from martha stewart):


notes: you can replace the gluten free flours with 3/4 cup all purpose flour if not gluten sensitive.

ingredients:

6 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
6 ounces semisweet chocolate
1/4 cup best-quality unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
1/4 cup superfine sweet rice flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup millet
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup kahlua or strong coffee

directions:

preheat oven to 350°F and position a rack in the center.
line an 8-inch square baking dish with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on 2 sides. butter the paper and set aside.
in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, melt together the butter, chocolate, and cocoa. remove from the heat and stir until smooth; let cool slightly.
in a medium bowl, whisk together the rice flour, cornstarch, millet, baking powder, and salt. set aside.
in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whip the eggs, sugar, and vanilla until pale on medium high speed, about 4 minutes.
beat in chocolate mixture.
add kahlua or coffee.
add flour mixture and beat until just combined, scraping down sides of bowl as needed.
pour the batter into your prepared pan and bake 30 to 35 minutes until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
let cool 15 minutes, lift out of pan, and transfer to a wire rack.
let cool completely. (check at 15-20 minutes if using smaller molds).
cut into 8 rectangles.
brownies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days.

for the ginger ice cream:


ingredients:

2 cups (500ml) heavy cream
1 cup (250ml) whole milk
1 cup (200gr) granulated sugar
2 tablespoons freshly and very finely grated ginger

directions:

in a large saucepan, stir together the cream, milk, sugar and ginger.
bring the mixture to a simmer over medium low heat, stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar.
remove from the heat and let steep as it cools to room temperature.
refrigerate, preferably overnight. strain if desired.
process the mixture into your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's intructions.

for the salted butter caramel sauce:


ingredients:

1 1/4 cup (250 gr) granulated sugar
80 ml water
1 stick (115gr) salted butter at room temperature, cut into small pieces
150 ml heavy whipping cream

directions:

in a heavy saucepan set over low heat, combine the sugar and water.
cook just until the sugar is dissolved.
add the butter.
let it come to a boil and cook until it reaches a golden caramel color.
remove from the heat and add the cream ( it will splatter and get crazy).
whisk to combine and put back on the stove.
let it come to a boil again over low heat and cook 25-35 minutes until you reach a creamy consistency.
pour into a jar and try to refrain yourself from drinking it!


to assemble:

take one brownie tart, add a scoop {or two!} of ginger ice cream and top off with a generous pour of salted caramel sauce.

bon appetit!


8 notes:

CelyFrenchie said...

Yummy ! I'll definitely have to try to cook the brownies :)

Samantha said...

WOW! That dessert looks amazingly decadent! I'll have to try it sometime this fall! Lovely photos too!

-Samantha
http://sincerelysamantha.com

Ps- I thought calories consumed on vacation dont count?? : )

la petite coquine said...

Oh sweet heavens-this is the most divine looking recipe I've ever seen!

Hope you're having a fabulous NYC trip! Is the East Coast fall in full bloom yet?

Jen said...

Ohhhh yum. Seriously, I need to eat something incredibly sweet like now. It's been too long!

Anonymous said...

omg that looks so yummy

XOXO,

http://outfitid.com/

a thousand mason jars said...

oh. my. god. i'm drooooooling : )

tanvi @ now craving said...

Ahhh I am drooling! So sad that I can't have this tonight, if only there was more time in my life to bake...

kirstyb said...

great postx

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