Punching Kathie Lee in the Boob.

You’ll have to pardon my hasty post. It would seem that my son’s incessant yanking on my macbook charge cord has broken it again. The only REALLY bad thing about owning a mac is the friggen cord. It makes me irrationally angry. If Steve Jobs could figure out a way to change the face of the music industry, put a giant computer in your hand, and captivate the entire world with a device that sounds like it’s named for a  woman’s sanitary napkin, why couldn’t he MAKE A BETTER FRIGGEN CHARGER?!?!

This is one of the world’s great mysteries, right up there with why women love vampires, why Hoda doesn’t give Kathie Lee a boobie punch 4x a morning, why people don’t wear deodorant at the gym, and why Bradley Cooper isn’t in love with me. WHY, G-D, WHYYYYY?

So anyways, back to What I Ate Wednesday. (Thanks, Jenn) The super speedy because I am thinking about all the ways in which I can go “Office Space” on this charger. Who’s got a bat?

I ate for crap yesterday. I snacked on peanut butter cheerios all afternoon, (both as my lunch AND my snack), my breakfast was 50% mashed banana and chocolate, and my dinner was eaten super late. I was super lame.

Dinner was REALLY good, though. sweet potato gnocchi and chinese broccoli. YUM.

Dessert was the best. Dessert was exactly what it should be on Valentine’s Day. Chocolate and Decadent. Adapted from here. Mini chocolate truffle souffles with chinese 5 spice. Warm and delicious, perfect for the love holiday.

Souffles are always good, but aren’t mini chocolate souffles the best?

mini chocolate truffle souffles with chinese 5 spice

by Cat Tan

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Keywords: dessert gluten-free kosher nut-free soy-free vegetarian Chinese New Year

Ingredients (4 mini souffles)

  • 2 1/2 tbsp butter, softened
  • 3 ounces shaved dark chocolate
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • 2 eggs , yolks and whites separated
  • 2 tbsp sugar (plus more for dusting on inside of ramekins)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp chinese 5 spice powder
  • 4 chocolate truffles-homemade or purchased

Instructions

preheat oven to 375F

grease the inside of 4, 4oz ramekins and sprinkle inside completely with sugar

in a microwave safe bowl,

melt together 2 TBSP butter and chocolate until smooth

QUICKLY whisk in egg yolks and vanilla

in a COLD mixer (I put the bowl and whisk in the freezer)

whip the egg whites, sugar, Chinese 5 spice and cream of tartar

whip until stiff peaks form

gently fold the chocolate mixture into the whites.

place a truffle at the bottom of each ramekin

spread the batter between the 4 ramekins evenly

bake for 17-20 minutes

SERVE (or photograph compulsively) immediately.

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Have you ever made a souffle?

Do you like Souffles?

Thoughts on Bradley Cooper?

Did you eat more vegetables than me yesterday? To be fair, there was a giant apple in there somewhere.

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28 Responses to Punching Kathie Lee in the Boob.

  1. nicole says:

    coming over for this and crockpot oats!! :)

  2. wow those souffles are too cute! that is 1 of our goals this is year is to successfully make one. perhaps we will try your recipe out!

  3. So one of my best friends actually met BC when he was filming a movie in her building. She said he was really rude and a true a-hole! :(

    On a brighter note, your V Day dessert looks delicious!

  4. Leah says:

    I really wish I wouldn’t have read the comment about Bradley being a a-hole. I’m gonna pretend I didn’t read that.

    Your souffle looks delish, and now you’ve got me all freaked out about this mac cord thing, since mine comes in tomorrow! Although, children will never be allowed near it, maybe that will help?

  5. I love having cereal as a snack! In fact, I have my own stash of Kellogg’s FiberPlus(R) Cinnamon Oat Crunch in the pantry specifically designated for my snacking times. Its good on its own or on top of yogurt. Mmm!

  6. looks great! love mini desserts

  7. I am having to keep myself from having a snacky on crap day togday. Stress does it to me! Good thing I don’t have some of these souffles made up bec I would eat them all. Or maybe that’s a bad thing I dont have them made. Hmmm???

  8. AikoVenus says:

    I typically save soufflés for breakfast – I make a decadent vanilla and praline one every once in a while. ^^ I love them!

  9. Bradley Cooper is gorgeous, but goodness gracious, the guy has slept with all of Hollywood. But I wouldn’t slam the door in his face. ;) Souffle’s are delicious, but I would leave that to the restaurant to cook for me.

  10. Sweet potato gnocchi? Yes please!

  11. Yummm!!!! Those souffles sound amazing!

  12. yum! i made chocolate souffles this weekend for the first time. they are so great and really not that hard. yours look perfect!

  13. KaraHadley says:

    Oh, you are fancy! Anything eaten out of mini ramekins is inherently fancy and impressive, so if you ask me, those souffles totally make up for a Cheerio-filled day.

  14. I love souffles! This one looks easy to make & delicious, great recipe!

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