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Canadian Tire Kitchen Crew Mission 3 #2: Chocolate coeur à la crème

It’s my final post in this series of Canadian Tire‘s Kitchen Crew!  Another Mission, another dessert to create using the Kitchen Aid ExactSlice 13 cup Food Processor.  That Mission again?

Sometimes even with the best intentions, a perfect dessert can be more memorable than the main course.  Your mission is to recreate a special dessert from a special occasion!  That may mean replicating an anniversary’s crème brûlée or even baking that birthday cake you made in a pinch – the choice is yours!  So what are you waiting for? Get baking!

I read recently somewhere that you can whip cream in a food processor. I started to think about what I could possibly make to test this out? Cream….. crème…… coeur à la crème. Of course! But not just any coeur à la crème, CHOCOLATE coeur à la crème. This one is a family favourite from way back. My mum used to make regular coeur à la crème when my sister and I were in high school (yes we were very fancy!) and then discovered chocolate made them even better (we’re kind of like that in our family!).  Well my sister instantly fell in love with the chocolate version, so much so that she would beg mum not to put them in the pretty heart molds and just leave the mix in a giant bowl. From which she would eat. Yep, that’s how we roll chez moi! Chocoholics unite!

I figured I would try making the whole lot in the Kitchen Aid Food Processor, though in hindsight, it didn’t save much washing up (no, we don’t have a dishwasher at our place. Actually, correction, we do. His name is Mr Neil).  And I find the bowl of the processor so giant – it takes up so much room that it requires immediate washing (it fills the whole sink, pretty much). So, not sure that I think it saved me time or mess but it’s interesting to see that you can make this dessert in 15 minutes in the food processor.

It whipped the cream up pretty well…

Then I removed the cream and placed in a separate bowl to whip up the cream cheese and remaining cream…

Then I added the icing sugar and chocolate and whipped it again…

Not bad, not bad. I removed the chocolate mix from the Kitchen Aid bowl and added it to the previously whipped cream. The bowl is awkward to move even a very flexible rubber spatula around in. Not happy about that – it made a huge mess and also was hard to get every last drop out. Noone wants to waste chocolate :(

I popped a part of the mixture into damp cheesecloth in the correct heart molds…

Chocolate coeur à la crème
 
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A creamy dessert that tastes as good as it looks!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 cup whipping (35%) cream
  • 250g cream cheese
  • ¼ cup whipping cream
  • 100g melted and cooled dark chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup sifted icing sugar
Instructions
  1. Whip the 1 cup of cream until it forms soft peaks.
  2. Refrigerate until needed.
  3. Beat the cream cheese and remaining cream until well blended.
  4. Add the cooled melted chocolate and icing sugar and beat until all ingredients are combined.
  5. Fold in the whipped cream.
  6. Place in ramekins or damp cheesecloth-lined heart molds.
  7. Refrigerate overnight (or as long as you can stand to wait!).
  8. Serve with fresh pureed raspberries.

 

And then did one for my sister. This one’s for you Amanda. We’ll have some when you come to visit next month :)

This tasted just like I remember it (i.e. more-ish and dangerously addictive). Yum.

Overall I was disappointed in the Kitchen Aid 13 cup Food Processor. It felt bulky and awkward and didn’t feel as powerful as our old workhorse Moulinex.  In any case, I am very certain that this one is better than no food processor and it will have a very happy home with my Petits Chefs boys’ cooking club, along with the blender and toaster oven. You’ve seen what we can do on hotplates – watch out world – we have appliances!

Disclosure: I was provided with compensation as well as a Kitchen Aid 13 cup Food Processor in exchange for writing two posts about the product. All opinions are 100% my own. The Kitchen Crew series highlights my stories, recipes and tips with promotional consideration made possible by Canadian Tire. Thank you for following all my Kitchen Crew missions.

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32 Responses to Canadian Tire Kitchen Crew Mission 3 #2: Chocolate coeur à la crème

  1. easyfoodsmith October 20, 2011 at 05:54 #

    Yum Yum! Lovely presentation!

  2. Liz October 20, 2011 at 06:50 #

    Oooh, a chocolate coeur a la creme???? I must try this winner…it looks fabulous!!!

  3. Victoria (District Chocoholic) October 20, 2011 at 07:23 #

    Chocoholics unite indeed! I had NEVER heard about whipping cream in a food processor, which may or may not be my favorite appliance, but it looks super-thick and delightful in your photos.

    Also: cream cheese, chocolate, and cream all together? Very nice.

  4. Mr. Neil October 20, 2011 at 08:48 #

    Yep – this dessert is a winner. No wine pairing, alas.

    Instead I chose a small eau de vie as a digestif.

  5. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes October 20, 2011 at 10:04 #

    Looks like a fabulous, more-ish dessert!

  6. Paula October 20, 2011 at 15:08 #

    Beautiful Mardi and how exciting that your sister is coming to visit you. Love that you prepared a bowl of this and photographed it just for her. Your presentation is great as always but the heart shaped one is just gorgeous!

    P.S. Les Petits Chefs certainly will be happy with the three new appliances :)

  7. Evelyne@cheapethniceatz October 20, 2011 at 15:09 #

    Oh what a pretty dessert, love the cheesecloth detailing. To bad the food processor was such a big pain. yeah I am still looking for a Mr. Dish Washer;-) great you have all these new appliances for the Petits Chefs.

  8. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. October 20, 2011 at 19:30 #

    I love that you can make this in a food processor!! It looks delicious and so pretty!

  9. Elyse @The Cultural Dish October 21, 2011 at 09:57 #

    This looks so delicious and simple! Such a great treat!

  10. Don (@foodierpints) October 21, 2011 at 13:57 #

    Just look at those wonderful textures!

    Thank-you for sharing your time-honoured family tradition with us :)

  11. Isabelle @ Crumb October 21, 2011 at 15:46 #

    I do remember my mother making coeur a la creme once or twice when I was a little girl, as a special treat for Valentine’s Day. I haven’t had one in YEARS, though!
    I have a feeling that yours would be just as delicious and indulgent as the half-remembered ones of my childhood, though. Must try this next time I want a simple but impressive dessert.

  12. Dee D. October 21, 2011 at 19:48 #

    Yumm, need to try this! Chocolate and creamy are my favorite flavors :) Love how you made it in a heart as well, so cute :)

  13. Amanda October 21, 2011 at 21:44 #

    Yum, this really is the best dessert in the whole world!

  14. Lisa October 22, 2011 at 10:04 #

    Mardi, This sounds excellent, a must try. No dishwasher, that’s crazy!

  15. claudia @whats cookin italian cuisine October 23, 2011 at 18:25 #

    You should compete on Foodnetwork for the dessert Queen this is gourmet at its finest just superb looking and i know it taste good! Nice job~

  16. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction October 26, 2011 at 10:36 #

    Wow… Just hand me a spoon. :)

  17. penny aka jeroxie October 31, 2011 at 05:38 #

    fabulous that this is going to a good home :)

  18. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen February 15, 2013 at 13:12 #

    A chocolate coeur, I love this!

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