Saturday, February 15, 2014

Recipe of the Week

With it being Valentine's weekend, we thought we would bring this recipe back...

Drunken S'more Cake
Michael DiBianca
Adapted from The James Beard Foundation
A riff on the composition of a s’more, this dessert was the finale of Michael DiBianca’s playful and flavorful Beard House dinner. His version calls for the nutty Nocello and Frangelico, but we think that fruity liqueurs, like Grand Marnier or Chambord, would work nicely, too.


  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs  (for extra chocolate mix in some  crushed up Ashers Chocolate smothered Graham Crackers, if you don't eat the whole package before you start ***)
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 8 egg yolks (farm fresh Dry Dock Eggs)   *** 
  • 1 1/3 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt    ***
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract   ***
  • 2 teaspoons KahlĂșa    ***
  • 2 teaspoons Nocello   ***
  • 2 teaspoons Frangelico   ***
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder    ***
  • 8 ounces  bittersweet chocolate ***
  • 3/4 cup whipped cream
*** Available at The Wine and Cheese Place
Yield: 8 servings
To make the crust, combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and sugar. Pack mixture into a springform pan, completely covering the bottom and sides. Chill for 2 hours.

To make the filling, combine the egg yolks and the confectioner’s sugar and whisk until pale yellow. Add the salt, vanilla, KahlĂșa, Nocello, and Frangelico and whisk together. Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat, then add the cocoa powder and chocolate. Stir occasionally until the chocolate melts and the mixture is smooth. Add the yolk mixture to the chocolate mixture and whisk together. Fold in the cream. Pour the mixture into the crust-lined springform pan and chill for 6 hours.

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