Friday, January 16, 2009

Simmering Soup-Last Day: Chocolate Soup!

Since this is a nice rich chocolatey recipe, I'm linking it up for the flavor-of-the-month (which happens to be chocolate!) at bake at 350!  I had a hard time choosing what to link up since I feature chocolate here every Friday, but I think this one is special.

Simmering Soup Week is coming to and end - it went fast! I hope you have had fun and are simmering a new soup recipe right now!  Don't miss out on the recipes!

Some of you know that I like to write silly poems. I realized that I didn't have one yet for soup - shocking! So I wrote a little something (you new people should know that my poems are for silliness only, don't expect poetry contest material - LOL!).

Simmering Soup
by Lisa W.

The soup is on and simmering away,
Drawing us in from our weary way,
Filling our bowls,
Soothing our souls,
Warming our toes,
Healing our woes,
Bringing us together at the end of the day.

Now, usually I have chocolate here on Fridays - but it's Simmering Soup Week - but I love chocolate on Friday. So I have combined the two! What? Oh yes I DID!

Can you believe that this recipe was sitting around for a couple of years, and I had these mini liqueurs in my cupboard (either one could be used in the recipe) because I liked the bottles? All just waiting for Simmering Soup Week and I never knew it!

My friends, I give you:

Chocolate Soup

Chocolate Soup

3 cups heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
5 oz. bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
2 oz. baking chocolate, finely chopped
3 tablespoons Frangelico or Godiva chocolate liqueur

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped, toasted hazelnuts or almonds
1/4 cup bittersweet chocolate chips or chopped chocolate

1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, whisk together cream, sugar, and vanilla. Simmer, stirring several times, until reduced by a third, about 40 minutes.

2. Stir in chopped chocolates until well-blended.

3. Remove from heat and whisk in liqueur. Can be refrigerated up to 2 days ahead (gently reheat to serve).

To Serve:
Whip the cream until frothy. Then add the powdered sugar and vanilla. Continue to whip until the cream holds soft peaks. Fold in chopped nuts and chocolate bits. Place a large scoop of the whipped cream in the center of each serving bowl and pour the warm chocolate soup around the whipped cream.

Makes 4-6 servings

And with that fabulous soup, the week winds down.  I really hope that you have enjoyed Simmering Soup Week! I'm glad that so many people came by and joined in the fun! Thank you for your comments, your recipes, and for promoting my Soup Week - I do appreciate it.

Now go make some soup!!


  1. Um I have to say I'm all over that! Does it qualify as a main dish or dessert? Or BOTH! LOL.
    This has been a fun week my friend.
    Great Job!

  2. Oh how decadent, what a wonderful week this has been and I have lots of soup ammunition to forge thru the rest of winter.

  3. This HAS been a great week Lisa. I love this soup too. I just don't know where you all come up with all this neat stuff. Shows me how much time and effort you put into it! Thanks for such a fun week!

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  5. OH Lisa! The recipes just keep getting better & better! Thanks for hosting this! I have thoroughly enjoyed it!

    Take care my friend!
    May you have a great weekend!

  6. I just came upon your blog because your blog name made me laugh out loud. But then I scrolled down and found chocolate soup.

    Ahhhh, you had me at chocolate. That sounds amazing!

  7. You did save the best for last!!

  8. Oh my goodness...that looks absolutely yummy! I posted three more soups today, but your chocolate one sounds so much better!!!!

  9. I was hoping you would have chocolate today!!

    ~Charlotte G

  10. Wow,that sounds gooey and delicious. I think it would be good served with pretzels instead of the crackers or garlic bread that is my usual. May I have that to go? :)

  11. Wow! That's all I have to say!

  12. Yes, please! I'd eat soup every day if it could be this one!!!

    Thanks so much for linking up!


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