Death by Orange Chocolate Lava – Recipe

Okay. I really need to share this recipe. If there are any people out there browsing this and wondering what this recipe has to do with the Earth, the environment, or Earth Mother… it’s all about the celebration of life, cherishing life, reverence for… chocolate and other assorted goodies from the Earth. And this chocolate recipe is, bar none, the best chocolate recipe that I’ve ever discovered. So I need to share it…  So easy to make too. You will not regret making it. You may regret eating too much of it. This is a warning. ;~)

Lava Brownie Dessert
aka Amazingly Good Orange Choco Lava
aka Death by Orange Chocolate Lava

½ cup pecan pieces (I did not add, not a bit fan of nuts in desserts)
3 ½ ounces good bittersweet chocolate
1 stick butter- unsalted, cubed
1 cup minus 1 tbsp sugar
2 extra large eggs, lightly beaten
¼ tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp orange extract (what I added to recipe)
½ cup all purpose flour

• Preheat oven to 350º. Put the pecan pieces into a baking dish and lightly toast in the oven for about ten minutes. Let cool.
• Meanwhile break up the chocolate and put in a medium saucepan. Add the butter and melt gently over very, very low heat, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and stir in the sugar, then gradually stir in the eggs, followed by the vanilla and orange extracts.
• When those ingredients are thoroughly mixed, stir in the flour, then, finally, the nuts. When there are no floury (is that a word?) streaks, scrape down the sides of the pan and transfer the mixture to a greased, 7 x 2 ½ inch round or oval baking dish.
• Bake for about 30 mins,  until the mixture is set on top and there is a soft, gooey layer at the bottom (ah… the lava… yum!).
• Serve immediately, alone or with light cream or vanilla ice cream on the side.

Adapted from Heavenly Chocolate Desserts, edited by Celine Hughes. In the Valentine’s weekend edition of the Baltimore Sun, 2/11/09.

About Mare Cromwell

Referred to as “The Voice of Earth Mother” by a gifted Shoshone elder, Mare Cromwell is a multi-award-winning author, Medicine woman/Lightworker and healer. She has also been told by another gifted elder that her work with Earth Mother is in the prophecies. Her books include: "The Great Mother Bible"; "Messages from Mother.... Earth Mother"; and "If I gave you God’s phone number.... Searching for Spirituality in America". She has studied with Native American teachers for twenty-one years and sat on the World Council for Wisdom Gatherings for three years. Mare leads workshops on our Sacred Planet-Earth Mother, Womb Wisdom and Sacred Silliness and more. She is the visionary and producer of the 1000 Goddesses Gathering in Washington DC. Mare loves to be involved in Ceremony. She is also a former worm herder. She calls Western Maryland home. www.marecromwell.com
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