The Klutz in the Kitchen’s Recipe Blog – THURSDAY 9th OCTOBER 2014

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It’s Dessert Day today

We found reference to Dessert Day listed as October 9th at Greeting Card sites. Could this holiday be a movable holiday, which means the date changes each year?? Or is this just ms-types in the date? We don’t know because we could not find the creator or origin of this holiday- but we do know that this holiday IS IN the month of October.  It is a fact that Dessert Month is the whole month of October!

What is dessert?

It is defined by Wikipedi as…..

Dessert is a course that typically comes at the end of a meal, usually consisting of sweet food but sometimes of a strongly-flavored one, such as some cheeses. The word comes from the Old French desservir, “to clear the table”.

What is the origin of this holiday?

Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. However, we did not find any records or proclamations for this day. Even though we didn’t, this is still a holiday that is publicized to celebrate. So have fun with it and celebrate it!

As is usual The Klutz in the Kitchen will be search for a recipe that will titillate and please the taste buds. He has found a truly decedent, delightful dessert to really enjoy after a hard days work, best of all it goes well with an aged port. Enjoy.

Steamed Coffee & Chocolate Pudding with Truffles

Steamed Coffee & Chocolate Pudding with Truffles

Steamed Coffee & Chocolate Pudding with Truffles

Serves: 6 – Prep time: 10 minutes – Cooking time: 15 minutes

Recipe by: Jacques Erasmus

Ingredients:

120 g dark or milk chocolate

120 g self-raising flour

1 free-range egg

75 g white sugar

½ cup strong black coffee

25 g butter, melted

1 t vanilla extract or ½t vanilla essence

A pinch of salt

6 chocolate truffles, for serving

Cooking instructions:

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler over a low heat or very slowly in a microwave oven, stirring until silky in texture. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.

Spoon into 6 demitasse cups.

Cover the base of a large pot with water and bring to a boil. Place the puddings inside. Cover and steam for 8 to 10 minutes, until the puddings are cooked on top and well puffed, but soft and liquid at the bottom.

Remove from the heat and serve immediately with a chocolate truffle on top.

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