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Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Margie's Midnight Delights (it's a dessert silly)

here is a great recipe for you
(but then you don't bake)

1 3/4 flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter cut into pieces
1/4 cup strong espresso coffee chilled

Sift flour cocoa sugar and salt into work bowl of processor. Add butter and process using on and off turns until mixture resembles coarse meal.

Add coffee and process just until ball begins to form

Press into miniature muffin tins and form a cup. Put in refrigerator
for a bit to harden. Bake in preheated oven 350 for l0-12 minutes.
Dough should not be real soft but rather formed into a slightly hardened shell or cup. Press down any rise in the cup.Do not turn oven off.

While cups are baking, make filling.

2/3 cup sugar
2 tlbsp milk
2 tlbsp butter melted
2 tsp Kahlua or other coffee flavored liquer
12 oz semisweet choco chips, melted
2 extra large eggs
1/2 cups chopped walnuts

Combine first four ingredients in medium bowl.Stir in chocolate. Whisk
in eggs, and beat until smooth. Add chopped walnuts and mix to combine.

Fill each baked cup with heaping tsp of filling; you'll be the best
judge. Return to oven and bake about 4 or 5 minutes more. Filling will
be soft but not runny. Cracks will form on top. Remove to rack, and let stand about 15 minutes, then run a sharp knife around edge, and
carefully remove to rack and flash freeze.These freeze very well. When ready to serve, remove bag from freezer and let come to room temperature in bag so moisture is on bag and not on goodies.
Makes approx 4 doz.
Note: I had to make extra "cup dough" for all the filling
they do freeze beautifully


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