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Recipes made with Watkins herbs, spices and flavorings.

Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe

INGREDIENTS FOR CAKE

  • 1 lb/454 g semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 lb/227 g (2 sticks) unsalted butter, plus 1/2 tbsp/7.5 mL
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL sugar
  • 2-3 tsp/10-15 mL Original Double-Strength Vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp/2.5 mL salt

INGREDIENTS FOR SAUCE

  • 12 oz/450 mL semi-sweet dark baking chocolate or dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup/250 mL heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp/5 mL Original Double-Strength Vanilla
  • 1 tsp/5 mL Almond Extract or any Watkins extract of choice

COOKING DIRECTIONS

Grease a 9-inch/22.5 cm spring form pan and line bottom with a parchment round. Combine the chocolate and butter in a bowl. Set the bowl over simmering water or in the top of a double boiler. Melt the mixture, stirring constantly until smooth, about 5 minutes. Set aside.

Combine eggs, sugar, vanilla and salt in a large bowl. Mix with an electric mixer until frothy and almost doubled in volume, about 5 minutes. Fold 1/3 of the egg mixture into the chocolate mixture. Repeat this process until all of the egg mixture has been folded in. Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake at 325F/165C for 45-50 minutes or until the cake has risen and the edges are set.

Cool on a wire rack to room temperature. Remove spring form pan side, invert cake onto a plate, and peel off the parchment paper. Reinvert cake on a serving platter.

Heat cream and chocolate in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and add extracts. Drizzle chocolate sauce over cake and serve. Cake is very rich, makes apprx 12 servings.

Peppery Beef Kebabs Recipe

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tbsp/30 mL Black Pepper
  • 1 tbps/30 mL Cumin
  • 2 tsp/10 mL Chili Seasoning
  • 2 tsp/10 mL Curry Powder
  • 2 tsp/10 mL Sea Salt, freshly ground
  • 1 tsp/5 mL Paprika
  • 1 tsp/5mL Allspice
  • 1/2 tsp/2.5 mL Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tsp/5 mL Ground Cinnamon 
  • 1 lbs/1.4 kg sirloin, cut 1-inch/25-mm cubes
  • Bell peppers, onions, mushrooms or vegetables of choice cut into chunks.

COOKING DIRECTIONS

 In small bowl stir together all spice rub ingredients. Sprinkle sirloin with about 2 tbsp/30 mL spice rub. Reserve remaining rub in airtight container for future use. Thread beef onto skewers along with vegetables. Grill or broil turning occasionally, until meat is cooked to desired doneness about 5 to 7 minutes.  Serves 4.

Serve atop a bed of cooked couscous or rice.

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