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Emeril's Chocolat Short Cake

Emeril Lagasse's Oscar Dinner

GMA Recipes Dessert
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Servings:4
Difficulty: Moderate
Cook Time: min

In honor of the movie Chocolat ??? Emeril whipped up a Chocolat shortcake.

Ingredients

  • 2 pints fresh strawberries, rinsed, hulled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup kirsch
  • 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons bleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 3 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 pound unsalted butter, (1 stick)
  • 3/4 cup half and half
  • 8 scoops Chocolate ice cream
  • Confectioner's sugar, for dusting
  • Cooking Directions

    Combine the strawberries, kirsch and 1/2 cup of the granulated sugar in a medium-size mixing bowl. Toss to mix. Cover and chill for two hours.

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

    Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt into a large mixing bowl. Add the remaining 3 tablespoons granulated sugar and mix well. Add the butter and, using your hands; work it into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the half-and-half and gently mix to incorporate. The dough will be sticky.

    Dust your work surface with 1 tablespoon of the flour. Turn the dough onto the floured surface. Gently fold each edge toward the center. Pick up the dough and dust the work surface with the remaining 1-tablespoon of flour. Return the dough to the work surface and fold each edge toward the center again. Turn the dough over and lightly press it out to a 3/4 inch thickness. Cut out 8 shortcakes using a 2 1/2 inch round cookie cutter.

    Place them on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack.

    To serve, cut the shortcakes horizontally in half. Put a scoop of ice cream on each bottom half-then cover with the top half. Spoon the strawberries in equal amounts over the tops and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Serve immediately.

    Recipe copyright ??2000 by Emeril Lagasse

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: strawberries, cocoa powder

    Course: Dessert


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