Friday, December 10, 2010

Date Night & Recipe

Once upon a time...

My boyfriend and I went on a date.

We got gussied up.

We went to a restaurant on the water called Poseidon. 

He had the scallops with whipped purple potatoes on a bed of spinach.

I had the pork chops with caramelized onion mashed potatoes, brussels sprouts with pancetta, and apple-jicama slaw.

It was just as good as it sounds.

We shared a perfect vanilla creme brulee.

It was very romantic. 

Then we came home and watched The Aristocats. Haha

The End.

So in honor of this very romantic evening, here's a romantic recipe.

Chocolate Lava Cupcakes
From the Alton Brown

8 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
1 stick butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 eggs 
Butter, to coat muffin tin
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 cup vanilla ice cream
1 teaspoon espresso powder

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

2. Place a small metal bowl over a saucepan with simmering water. Melt the chocolate and butter in the bowl. Stir in vanilla.

3. In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar, flour and salt. Sift these into the chocolate and mix well with electric hand mixer. Add eggs one at time, fully incorporating each egg before adding the next. Beat at high until batter is creamy and lightens in color, approximately 4 minutes. Chill mixture.

4. Coat the top and each cup of the muffin tin with butter. Dust with the cocoa powder and shake out excess. Spoon mixture into pan using a 4-ounce scoop or ladle. Bake for 10 to 11 minutes. Outsides should be cake-like and centers should be gooey.

5. While muffins are in oven, melt the ice cream in a small saucepan. Stir in the espresso powder. Serve over warm muffins.


  1. oooooohh . Now I understand why I go the RUDE answer when he picked up the phone .."Im at dinner , is this important" HAHA! and WOW, My Man and I have yet to be romantic or go somewhere romantic.. but WHATEVS !! THat place looks absoultely stunning :)


  3. Haha I heard him answer the phone and say that. I didn't ask who it was. I figured it was Shaun hehe. And I took rob on the date! I paid even! The place was really nice. You gatta go around sunset though. We went a little too late to enjoy the view. But the food was SOO good!

  4. Wow! I'm so glad you shared this recipe, this looks so good but looks like less work than lava cakes. I'll be making this sometime in the near future!


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