Valentine’s Day 3 Days TO Go

Valentines, three days to go… yup just three more days awaiting. Are you going to be ready? I’m sure of it. Let’s try a glass of something smooth and silky, and a desert that’s smooth and silky too.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Drink:

  • 2 oz. Baileys Mint Chocolate Irish Cream
  • .5 oz. Smirnoff Vanilla Flavored Vodka

Shake with ice and strain into a martini glass, garnish with fresh mint

Desert:

  • 7 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 7 egg yolks, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 7 egg white
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon kirschwasser ( a clear, German cherry brandy)

Place chocolate in a metal bowl over a pan of simmering water. Stir occasionally until mostly melted, then remove from heat, and stir until smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.

In a separate bowl, whip heavy cream to medium stiff peaks, but do not allow it to become grainy. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, whip egg whites with salt until soft peaks form. Sprinkle in the sugar, and continue whipping to medium stiff peaks. Fold in egg yolks and kirshwasser (optional, but I always like it).

Fold in the melted chocolate until completely incorporated, then fold in whipped cream until evenly blended. Spoon into dessert cups, and chill until firm, about 1 hour. You can serve this in a martini glass also.

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