Flourless Chocolate Cake
1/2 c water
1 1/3 c sugar
4 oz high quality semi sweet baking chocolate, chopped fine
8 oz high quality bittersweet baking chocolate, chopped fine
1 c unsalted butter cut into small pieces and brought to room temperature
5 extra large eggs or 6 large eggs at room temperature
Preheat to 350 degrees
Butter a 9 inch, round spring form pan and line it with a piece of parchment paper cut round to fit.
In a heavy saucepan, combine the water with 1 cup of the sugar. Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil for 4 minutes, or until it is 220 degrees Fahrenheit. Take the pan off the heat and immediately add the chocolate pieces, stirring until they are melted and smooth. If the mixture stiffens, don't worry it will loosen up again when you add the butter. Add the butter immediately, bit by bit, stirring until all of is used.
Place the eggs and the remaining 1/3 c sugar in a bowl and beat with a mixer on high speed for 15 minutes. Turn the mixer down to low, add the chocolate mixture stirring only until it is fully incorporated. Do not over beat or air bubbles with form.
Spoon the mixture into the prepared cake pan. Set the pan in a slightly larger baking pan and pour boiling water around it. Do not allow the sides of the pans to touch. Place the cake in the oven and bake it for 25 minutes. Insert a knife in to the center of the cake. If it comes our clean, the cake is done. If it doesn't, continue baking for up to 10 minutes. Don't bake the cake longer than 35 minutes.
Remove the pan from the water bath and immediately unmold it onto a cookie sheet. Remove parchment paper. Invert a serving plate over the cake and turn it right side up onto the serving plate. Serve warm or cold with whipped cream or vanilla bean ice cream!
boil 9 lasagna noodles ( I never cook them all the way, because they continue to cook in the oven)
1/2 lb ground bison (you can use ground beef if you want)
1/2 lb hot pork sausage
1/2 c onion
1 clove garlic
add to browned meat and simmer
16 oz can diced tomatoes (i use the ones with Italian seasoning)
8 oz can tomato sauce
6 oz can tomato paste
2 tsp basil
Mix in separate bowl
2 1/2 c cottage cheese
3/4 c Parmesan
2 tbs parsley
1 lb mozzarella
Spray a 9x13 glass pan
spread just a little of the tomato mixture in the bottom of the pan to keep the noodle from sticking
layer noodles, sauce, cheese 3 times