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- 1 1/3 cups semisweet chocolate pieces
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 cup whipping cream
- 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
- 1/2 cup butter
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 recipeCherry Compote
- Vanilla ice cream (optional)
1. Generously butter eight 6-ounce ramekins. For filling: In a small saucepan, combine chocolate pieces, the 1 tablespoon butter, and the whipping cream. Cook and stir over low heat until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Cool at room temperature for 15 minutes. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours or until fudgelike in consistency.
2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a small saucepan, combine chopped semisweet chocolate and the 1/2 cup butter. Cook and stir over low heat until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Cool slightly.
3. In a large bowl, combine eggs and sugar; beat with an electric mixer on medium-high speed for 5 minutes. Beat in flour and melted chocolate mixture. Spoon enough of the batter into each ramekin to measure 1 inch in depth.
4. Divide chilled filling into eight portions. Working quickly, use your hands to roll each portion into a ball. Place a ball of filling on top of the batter in each ramekin; do not allow the filling to touch the ramekins' sides. Divide remaining batter among ramekins.
5. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven; let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes. Using a paring knife, loosen sides; invert onto serving plates. Serve immediately with warm Cherry Compote. If desired, serve with small scoops of vanilla ice cream. Makes 8 servings.
- Prepare as directed through step 4. Cover and chill for up to 4 hours. Bake and serve as directed in step 5.
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1/2 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 1/2 cups pitted, fresh cherries or thawed frozen sweet cherries
- 2 tablespoons cherry bandy or brandy
1. In a small saucepan, combine the orange juice and finely shredded orange peel. Bring just to boiling over medium heat. In a small bowl, combine the sugar and cornstarch. Stir sugar mixture into orange juice mixture. Return to boiling. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Stir in the pitted fresh or thawed frozen sweet cherries and, if desired, cherry brandy or brandy. Allow to cool slightly before serving.