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Stewed Fruit and Ice cream

  • 18 plums or any stone fruit, such as nectarines
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 heaping tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 orange
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • splash of brandy
  1. half fruit, place in large roasting pan with vanilla, sugar. Zest of half an orange, squeeze in all the juice. Add cinnamon and brandy
  2. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes until soft and juicy. Top with Ice cream in a bowl. SERVE. EAT.

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Chocolate-Espresso Lava Cakes with Espresso Whipped Cream

Serves 6-8 (need ovenproof mugs or ramekins)

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 6 teaspoons instant espresso/coffee powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) salted buter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup, packed, golden brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 12 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips (about 1.5 oz)
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  1. Sift flour, cocoa powder, 5 teaspoons espresso powder, and baking powder into medium bowl. Place butter into large bowl. add both sugars and whisk until blended. Whisk in eggs, 1 at a time, then vanilla and almond extracts. whisk in dry ingredients. Divide batter amongst mugs, about 2/3 of a cup in each. press chocolate chips on top. cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour and up to a day.
  2. combine cream, powdered sugar and remaining 1 teaspoons espresso powder and whisk until stiff peaks form. Chill up to 1 hour.
  3. position rack in center o oven and preheat 350F. Let mugs come to room temperature for 5 min. Bake uncovered until cakes puff up on top and center is thick. between 20-30 min (test run suggested). PLATE. EAT

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