Monday, February 26, 2018

A Sprinkle of Fancy

Meet Nancy-she loves a sprinkle of fancy and is always a bit fancy as the main character in Fancy Nancy series. She believes that more is always better when it comes to being fancy from the top of her tiara down to her sparkly shoes.  
She made her debut in 2005 with the book "Fancy Nancy" by Jane O' Connor. 
Since its debut besides being on the NY Times bestseller list for over 100 weeks there are now a total of 80 books. It's a great addition to the I Can Read collection aimed for K-3 readers. It challenges the readers vocabulary with Nancy's 'fancy words.'
I can assure you these books are classroom favorites even for the boys. You can't help but love her boldness, zest for life and confident manner. 

So when crafting this post I couldn't help but think this would be a 'Nancy'approved dessert.  
Molten Chocolate Cake was adapted from  for this recipe and best served warm. You will need 4 ramekins to make this recipe. Use premium chocolate e.g. Ghirardelli.
It's a chocolate cake that oozes a decadent warm melted chocolaty center. It's a day brightener to perk up a long winter-no need to wait for a special occasion to enjoy.
  • 4 oz. bittersweet chocolate bar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp. creme of tartar
  • 1/4 cup sugar+1 teaspoon
  • 1/2 tsp. espresso powder
  • 1-2 TB. Kahlua or Amaretto
  • Garnish with raspberries and powdered sugar
  • Lightly grease each ramekin and preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a small saucepan on low heat melt chocolate and butter. Remove pan to a cool burner.  
  • In a bowl beat egg yolks with sugar and  whisk mixture into chocolate. Mix well and stir in liqueur.  
  • In a separate bowl beat egg whites  with creme of tartar. Fold chocolate mixture into egg white mixture, Divide among 4 ramekins.
  • Bake for 9 minutes. The outside will be set and possibly crack but the inside will still be liquid. 
  • Garnish and serve immediately .

1 comment:

  1. It's been awhile since I've read a Fancy Nancy book. Time to visit the children's book section. Eighty books, wow.

    And that chocolate dessert...yes, please.


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