08 January 2008

I'm a bum

I didn't take any photos of anything I made today.

One thing I made today was a Bittersweet Chocolate Sorbet. It's yummy, rich, and decadent as can be and about half the fat of ice cream. It can be a dessert or a palate cleanser and it's very simple to make.


1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon sugar
9 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped into small pieces


1. Combine the water and sugar in a saucepan and stir once. Bring to a boil and remove from the heat. (this is simple syrup)

2. Add the chocolate pieces to the syrup, without stirring.

3. Cover and let cool for 10 minutes.

4. Stir gently until smooth.

5. Refrigerate for 1 hour, until completely chilled.

6. Pour into a container and freeze.

7. Serve in a chilled wine glass.

Nutritional Analysis
Calories: 295 kcal
% Calories from Fat: 60
% Calories from Carbs: 35
% Calories from Protein: 5
Total Fat (g): 24
Saturated Fat (g): 14
Monounsaturated Fat (g): 8
Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 1
Cholesterol (mg): 0
Sodium (mg): 8
Potassium (mg): 355
Total Carbohydrates (g): 31
Dietary Fiber (g): 7
Protein (g): 4
Calcium (mg): 33
Iron (mg): 3
Zinc (mg): 2
Vitamin C (mg): 0
Vitamin A (IU): 42
Vitamin B6 (mg): trace
Vitamin B12 (mcg): 0
Thiamin (mg): trace
Riboflavin (mg): 0.1
Folacin (mcg): 3
Niacin (mg): trace

Food Exchanges
Starch/Bread: 1
Lean Meat: 0.5
Vegetable: 0
Fruit: 0
Non-Fat Milk: 0
Fat: 4.5
Other Carbs: 1.5


Irie said...

Mmm... This sounds really good! Your blog is making me gain weight!

Twango said...

Arrgghh, how did I miss you commenting. I'm sorry I'm making you gain weight. MWAH