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A Decadent Valentine’s Day Treat

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Casual Entertaining Tips

Here’s a recipe for a Flourless Chocolate “Turtle” Cake that uses our popular Stonewall Kitchen Sea Salt Caramel Sauce. This would make a fantastic Valentine’s Day treat for your sweetheart!

Flourless Chocolate "Turtle" Cake

Recipe courtesy of Stonewall Kitchen

Flourless Chocolate “Turtle” Cake

Serves 12-14

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 10 Tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 10 pieces
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 5 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 jar Stonewall Kitchen Sea Salt Caramel Sauce
  • Sea salt or toasted pecans for garnish, optional

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease an 8 X 2-inch round pan and line the bottom with parchment paper. Have all ingredients at room temperature.
  2. Combine the chocolate and butter in a double boiler, heat and stir often until the chocolate and butter are warm, melted and smooth. Remove from heat and whisk in the egg yolks.
  3. With a mixer fitted with the whisk attachment beat the egg whites and cream of tartar on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add the sugar and beat until the peaks are stiff, but not dry. Fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture a quarter at a time.
  4. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan. Place the pan into a shallow baking dish. Fill the baking dish with hot water until it reaches halfway up the outside of the cake pan. Be careful to make sure the water does not get into the cake batter.
  5. Bake the cake for exactly 30 minutes; the top will have a thin crust and the interior will still be gooey.
  6. Set the pan on a cooling rack and cool completely. Refrigerate overnight.
  7. To unmold, slide a knife around the cake to detach it from the sides of the pan. Invert the pan and remove the parchment paper. Turnover onto serving dish.
  8. Top with Sea Salt Caramel Sauce and garnish with sea salt or pecans, if desired.

VALENTINE’S GIFTS FOR ALL THE SENSES

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014


This Valentine’s Day, give a gift that touches the heart by appealing to your sweetheart’s senses! Here a few ideas to get the creative juices flowing:

Smell

Tokyo Milk Bath & Body Products

Tokyo Milk Bath & Body Products

The beautifully balanced fragrances of Tokyo Milk parfums and body luxuries exude romance and come in gorgeous, vintage-look packaging. And don’t forget the fresh, clean Thymes fragrances, available in candles and bath & body products!

Touch

Buttery soft pajamas by PJ Harlow and Sheepy Fleece robes from Pine Cone Hill feel super soft and snuggly against the skin!

Sight

Spartina Handbags and Clutches

Spartina Handbags and Clutches

We’ve got visual treats throughout the store! Colorful Company C furniture, rugs, and bedding; gleaming Mariposa silver picture frames, cheerful and trendy Spartina handbags, and more!

Sound

Cafe Latino CD

Cafe Latino CD

Set the mood while preparing a dinner for two this Valentine’s day with Putomayo’s Cafe Latino CD, which brings together contemporary singer-songwriters from Latin America and Spain. It even comes with a Latin dessert recipe! Or try any of our other Jazz, Bluegrass or Latin CDS.

Taste

Stonewall Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Sauce

Stonewall Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Sauce

Tickling your Valentine’s taste buds is as simple as shopping our Stonewall Kitchen selection of sauces, drink mixers, dessert toppings, aiolis, salsas and more. A favorite of mine is Stonewall Kitchen Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Sauce, which is AMAZING with strawberries or on ice cream! Mmmm…

And don’t forget… we will ALWAYS wrap your gifts for free!