Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Day 166: Rich Truffle Wedges

I've been looking for desserts to make in this cook off I'm entering in a few weeks.  So far, I haven't been able to decided on one.  Nothing has knocked me off my feet.  Would it be cheating to use something out of the World Championship Cook off cookbook?  Hmmmm...I'll have to think about that one.  This recipe came from a Taste of Home cookbook.

Rich Truffle Wedges
10" dutch oven


1/2 cup butter or margarine
6 (1 oz.) squares semisweet chocolate, chopped
3 eggs
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2/3 cup flour


1/4 cup butter or margarine
2 (1 oz.) squares semisweet chocolate
2 (1 oz.) squares unsweetened chocolate
2 tsp. honey


2 cups fresh of frozen raspberries
2 Tbs. sugar

In you dutch oven melt the butter and chocolate, stir until smooth.  I used 5 or 6 coals under my DO.  Remove from pan and cool 10 minutes.  In a mixing bowl, heat egg, sugar, vanilla and salt until thick, about 4 minutes.  Blend in chocolate mixture.  Stir in flour; mix well.  Pour into a 10" dutch oven that has been lined with parchment paper.  Bake at 350* for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Cool completely on a wire rack.
Combine the glaze ingredients in an 8 or 10 inch dutch oven.  Cook and stir over low heat until melted and smooth.  I used 4 or 5 coals for this.  Carefully remove cake from pan and take off parchment paper.  Spread glaze over the top and sides; set aside.  For the sauce, puree the berries and add the sugar.  Spoon sauce over individual servings.  8 servings.

The Finished Product

The Review

We really liked this dessert.  It was fudgy and the berries gave it good flavor, but it wasn't "truffley" at all.  I probably won't make it again.  It was a lot of work for something that was kind of a "high class" brownie.  We all gave this one a B.


  1. Using a recipe from the wold cookbook is o.k., but you can always give it your own spin on it. just make a small change.
    My retro apple pie, on my blog, is very good, as is \, or you could make a small change to it. But ,what ever , good luck.

  2. OOOOOH! ya. I just remembered my "Toppsy Turvy Apple pie is a winner also, and you are welcome to give it a try.

  3. I'm realizing today that I probably judged this one to harshly. It was really good, I was just wanting to be blown away by its chocolaty goodness. I wanted to take a bite, close my eyes and heave a big sigh at the very deliciousness of it all. When your expectations are that high. you're bound to be a little let down. In hindsight I'd probably give it an A.


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