Both of the Tuesdays with Dorie February selections from Baking Chez Moi feature chocolate.
I prepared the Hot Chocolate Panna Cotta for Valentine's Day. I like to make panna cotta because it is easy, yet so elegant.
The recipe really did end up tasting like a cold hot chocolate. My chocolate was a little granular. I may have over heated or under melted the bittersweet chocolate, or perhaps I should have sifted the cocoa. The liquid is strained twice before is is poured into the serving dishes. I used my finest strainer and still the chocolate was not smooth. The taste was good nonetheless.
I baked the second recipe, the Soft-Centered Chocolate Teacup Cakes, yesterday. These were extremely easy to put together: melt butter and chocolate, beat eggs with icing sugar, add flour to the egg mixture, and then add the melted chocolate mixture. I wasn't sure how my teacups would fare in the oven so I baked the cakes in Pyrex custard cups. These cakes are really delicious. I will definitely make them again.