posted by Marlen 12-29-100 11:47 AM
Slices of Sin
from Ginger in St Thomas
8 oz. semisweet chocolate (use a good brand)*
1/2 cup strong brewed coffee
2 sticks butter (1/2 lb.)
1 cup sugar
4 eggs, beaten
1 cup heavy cream
Preheat oven to 350°. Line a glass loaf pan with foil; butter the foil.
In the top of a double boiler, melt the chocolate in the coffee. Add the butter and sugar, stirring until the butter is melted. Cool the mixture for 10 minutes. Beat in the eggs 1 at a time. Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf pan. Bake until a crust forms on top, approximately 35-45 minutes.
Set the loaf pan in enough cool water to come halfway up the pan**. The dessert will rise and fall as it cools. When cool, wrap the pan well and refrigerate for at least 2 days or up to 2 weeks.
When ready to serve, beat the cream until stiff (can flavor with 2-3 tsp. brandy, but I just used vanilla and a little sugar***). Unmold the loaf and slice. Garnish with cream.
*Ginger suggested using Ghiardelli so I did.
**I was afraid the glass loaf pan would crack if I just plunk it into cold water. I placed it in warm water and added ice chips to the water until it was cold.
***I used the brandy.
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