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Big Black Dog: Whisk Wednesday -- Profiteroles au Chocolat or an Old-fashioned Chocolate Ice Cream Soda

August 13, 2009

Whisk Wednesday -- Profiteroles au Chocolat or an Old-fashioned Chocolate Ice Cream Soda


This week's menu for Whisk Wednesdays was Profiteroles au Chocolat or Profiteroles with Vanilla Ice Cream and Hot Chocolate Sauce. In American speak that's basically an ice cream sundae on a cream puff.

Well it's summer and I'm living large, so in place of the ice cream sundae I made a tall, cool Chocolate Ice Cream Soda! And since choux is not one of my favorite things, I decided to skip the pastry and made mini Coconut-Chocolate Chip Cookies instead.

It's funny how I came about buying the Coconut Flour. I was at the store and had the bag of Coconut Flour in my hand but because of our frugal recession budget I put the flour back on the shelf instead of in my cart. And that evening I was cruising some baking blogs and happened upon my blogging buddy, Elyse's Confectionery Creations, and I'll be darned, Elyse had posted Chocolate Chip Cookies made with Coconut Flour! The next time I was at my market I did not hesitate with the Coconut Flour!



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Vanilla Ice Cream
Recipe developed in the kitchen of Big-Black-Dog

3 egg yolks
1/2 c sugar (I used 1/4 c. Splenda Sugar Blend)
1 c heavy cream
2 c milk
1 whole vanilla bean

Split the vanilla bean and scrape out the dark seeds. Set aside.

Whisk eggs, add cream and beat for several minutes gradually adding sugar. Pour mixture into a small sauce pan and heat until it becomes thick. Remove from heat and add scrapings from vanilla bean. Cool to room temperature. Then put mixture in the refrigerator and cool completely. Pour chilled ice cream mix into your Ice Cream Maker and follow manufacturer's directions.


Chocolate Sauce
Recipe adapted from Le Cordon Bleu at Home

7 ounces semisweet chocolate, cut into pieces
1/2 c milk
4 TBL unsalted butter (I used 1 TBL butter)

Heat the milk in the microwave until hot but not boiling. In a small bowl add the semisweet chocolate pieces and butter. Pour the hot milk over the chocolate and butter. Let this sit until the chocolate and butter is completely melted. Once the chocolate is melted, whisk until the chocolate is smooth.



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Mini Coconut-Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe adapted from Nestle Tollhouse Cookies

3/4 c Flour
1/2 c. Coconut Flour
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 c Butter, softened
3/8 c Sugar
3/8 c Brown Sugar
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1 large egg
1 c (6 oz) semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1/2 c chopped nuts

Mix the butter, sugar and brown sugar. Add vanilla, salt, baking soda, egg. Sift together the flour and coconut flour and gradually add the flour mix to the sugar mix. Blend in the chocolate morsels and nuts.

Line a baking sheet with parchment. Using a 1 tsp scoop, drop dough by level teaspoon. I usually shape the cookies a little bit with my fingers.

Bake at 350 degrees until the cookies are just golden brown on the bottom. Remove cookies from sheet and cool on a rack.


Chocolate Soda with Cookie Crumbles
Recipe developed by Big-Black-Dog

Vanilla Ice Cream
1/4 c. Chocolate Sauce
Dr. Brown's Cream Soda

Topping:
Whipped Cream, Cherry and some cookie crumbles

Mix the chocolate sauce with about 1 c. of soda and pour into a tall glass. Add ice cream and pour a little bit more soda on top the ice cream to make it foam. Top with whipped cream, cherry and some cookie crumbles. And don't forget the straw!

Serve on a saucer filled with Mini Coconut-Chocolate Chip Cookies.



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14 Comments:

Blogger RecipeGirl said...

Oh YUMMMM! It all looks so great and summery and delicious! I'm excited to find some coconut flour. Don't know that I've ever noticed it before.

August 13, 2009 at 12:23 AM  
Blogger ♥♥♥Ria♥♥♥ said...

Yumm! Perfect for summers!

August 13, 2009 at 12:52 AM  
Anonymous Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Sounds delicious! When I was in high school, I worked at an ice cream parlor over the summers, and we made lots of ice cream sodas. This takes me back!

August 13, 2009 at 8:40 AM  
Blogger marty39 said...

Oh this all looks so yummy. Thanks for the great recipes. I will definitely try them. Hugs, Marty

August 13, 2009 at 8:56 AM  
Blogger Denise said...

That looks so refreshing!

I have never heard of coconut flour. Hmmmm.

XXDenise

August 13, 2009 at 9:35 AM  
Anonymous Kayte said...

This just looks like a celebration of summer, doesn't it? What better way to just love being alive than offering this to someone on that lovely porch of yours. Beautifully styled!

August 13, 2009 at 10:03 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I find the idea of using coconut flour much more appealing than adding shredded coconut to recipes. I haven't tried it yet but I want to. I'm sure those cookies are quite delicious!

August 13, 2009 at 11:02 AM  
Blogger Lori E said...

Well my one spoonful of ice cream limit will not work in this recipe. Darn. Sure does look good.

August 13, 2009 at 3:41 PM  
Blogger Rosebear said...

Shame on you for not sticking with the program! Did you make one for me??? I haven't had a chocolate soda, in I can't remember when, and yours makes me remember why I loved them and saved my pennies from my chores so I could buy one on "hair dresser day." They were 32¢ at the soda fountain in the diner. And I'm making myself sound about 10-15 years older than I really am! Those adorable places went away just a few years later. Gorgeous! Got a straw?? Never mind. I do. *Ü*

August 13, 2009 at 9:41 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

Your Ice Cream soda looks beautiful. Isn't it funny how that works...you see something at the store, ponder, decide against it and then shortly afterwards come across a recipe where you need it? I've never heard of coconut flour tho. Sounds like a lot fun.

August 14, 2009 at 11:47 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

This looks so tempting! Yum!

August 14, 2009 at 9:56 PM  
Blogger Abby Lanes said...

Oh my goodness, thank you for this! How divine! :-)

August 15, 2009 at 11:39 AM  
Blogger Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

I've never seen coconut flour, but I'm going to keep my eye out for it. Sounds delicious!

September 7, 2009 at 9:00 PM  
Blogger Sweet and Savory said...

Ice cream soda reminds me of my childhood. I don't think I have had an ice cream soda in years and more years.

Looks delicious.

December 26, 2009 at 6:02 PM  

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