Use the power of aphrodisiacs to seduce your loved one with this cookbook by leading aphrodisiac authority Amy Reiley. She’ll show you how to incorporate twelve ingredients for amorousness—almonds, vanilla, rosemary, mint, chocolate, chile, ginger, mango, peaches, saffron, and figs—to turn the night into a magical one. Enjoy this recipe from the book for Chocolate Smothered Brie, and plan to serve for your next date. lifeofreiley.com
CHOCOLATE SMOTHERED BRIE
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 1/2 tsp butter
6 oz wedge of ripe brie
1 pint strawberries, washed with stems on
1 1/2 CUP dark chocolate chips
1/2 CUP heavy cream
1/2 French baguette
Put garlic on a baking tray and sprinkle chunks of butter on top. Toast under the broiler until just brown. (Adult supervision recommended.) Remove from broiler and toss the hard, golden chips in the melted butter and set aside to rest.
Arrange the brie and strawberries on a serving platter.
In a double boiler or a metal mixing bowl fitted onto a small pot of simmering water, gently melt the chocolate chips with the cream over low heat, stirring steadily with a gentle motion. When chocolate reaches a smooth, creamy texture, remove from heat and fold in the hard garlic chips.
Smother the cheese with the hot chocolate and allow the sweet topping to drench a few berries. Serve immediately with a hunk of French bread and a total lack of inhibition.
—from Fork Me, Spoon Me: The Sensual Cookbook by Amy Reiley
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