EDITORS NOTE: Happy Valentine’s Day! Love is in the air and chocolate is on the mind today, so what better way to celebrate than with a Hot Chocolate soup from mystery culinary writer, Sharon Moore. Her new release MISSION IMPASTABLE is a tasty whodunnit with plenty of inspired recipes to go along with the fun. Thanks for joining us Sharon! Check out her great blog Parsley, Sage and Rosemary for more information on Sharon.
HOT CHOCOLATE SOUP
This recipe is not in Mission Impastable, my just-released culinary mystery, but it will appear in Prime Rib and Punishment, the sequel out later this year. Alli, challenges her students at the cooking school to create a dessert soup that could also be a totally new ice cream flavor. They come up with some very interesting ideas! The winner in her class was Hot Chocolate Soup and Hot Chocolate Ice Cream.
What says love more than chocolate? To make your love scenario even steamier, serve your lover Hot Chocolate Soup on that special day. This soup is hot in more than one way.
Not only do you serve it warm, but the red pepper flakes in the soup add that surprise element you always want to keep in your relationship.
Leftover soup? No problem. Make Hot Chocolate Ice Cream and recall the night you first met this combo.
Hot Chocolate Soup (serves 4)
2 c heavy whipping cream
2 c milk
2 egg yolks, beaten
4 T sugar
4 oz grated 60-70% cacao chocolate
1 t vanilla
¼ t red pepper flakes
¼ c. toasted coconut
20-2”cubes pound cake or angel food cake
Put cake cubes under broiler. Watch closely. When browned, turn over and brown the bottom. Remove to a rack to cool.
In top of double boiler, heat whipping cream and milk. Slowly whisk in egg yolks and stir until begins to thicken. Stir in sugar.
Slowly add grated chocolate. Whisk until smooth. Add vanilla and red pepper flakes. Serve with five cubes of cake and a sprinkle of toasted coconut.
After 39 years as an educator, Sharon Arthur Moore “transitioned” to the life of full-time fiction writer. She’s an intrepid cook, game-player, and miniatures lover. She writes culinary mysteries, women’s fiction, historic
al fiction, short stories, plays, and erotic romance (Under the pen name Angelica French). Sharon has lived in every region of the country except the Pacific Northwest and loved every single one of them. Her current favorite region is the desert Southwest. She is married to the most extraordinary man and claims four children, one daughter-in-law, a grandson, and dog Maudie.