Chocolate Terrine with Raspberry Sauce

Looking for an elegant chocolate dessert to add to your holiday table? This sublime chocolate terrine is the perfect option. And make sure to scroll down to enter the KithenAid mixer giveaway!

Chocolate Terrine with Raspberry Sauce | a spectacular holiday dessert

Chocolate Silk for the Holidays

If your family is anything like mine, they demand a chocolate dessert on each holiday. On Thanksgiving, a French silk pie joins the pumpkin. On Easter, a fudge lamb accompanies the layer cake or mousse. Christmas is up for grabs…and I have a feeling this chocolate terrine will be requested. Today, I’m joining a group of 14 bloggers each highlighting a recipe that would be a marvelous addition to your Thanksgiving buffet. My contribution is this exquisite silky smooth dessert.

Chocolate Terrine with Raspberry Sauce |  a spectacular holiday dessert

Pasteurized Eggs

You may be squeamish when you realize this dessert contains raw eggs. We all need to be aware of foodborne illnesses, but there are ways to make terrific desserts like this without the risk of salmonella. Have you heard of Safest Choice eggs? Check your market for availability…you’ll need it for your  Christmas eggnog, French silk pies, meringue toppings and more. These eggs are pasteurized therefore eliminate chances of exposure to salmonella bacteria. Uncooked eggs are essential to create the velvety texture of this dessert. It’s worth the effort to find pasteurized eggs…so young and old alike can enjoy this holiday treat.

Chocolate Terrine with Raspberry Sauce |  a spectacular holiday dessert

Chocolate Heaven

If you know how to “fold,” you can make this terrine. Folding is the gentle process of combining one fluffy mixture into a more dense one. The goal is to not deflate the fluff (in this case the egg whites, then the whipped cream) too much so the dessert stays somewhat light. Use a large rubber spatula and start by “cutting” through the middle following this process: down, across, up, over. Then repeat and repeat till the mixture is homogeneous. This ambrosial chocolate mixture is poured into a plastic wrapped loaf pan and chilled. To serve, a hot knife cuts through the chocolate with ease. Garnish as you like…I know you’ll swoon with your first, second…and all subsequent bites! And wouldn’t it be amazing to graduate from a hand held mixer to a top of the line stand mixer just in time for the holidays? Well, today you have your chance.

Mix It Up For the Holidays Giveaway!

Mix It Up For the Holidays Giveaway!

I’m so glad you stopped by! First off we are having a Traditional Thanksgiving Progressive Dinner Blog Hop Style with an amazing GIVEAWAY for dessert!!

Thanksgiving Round Up
After collecting all the recipes you’ll need to create a fabulous Thanksgiving Dinner, be sure to ENTER for your chance to WIN a 5 Qt, Kitchenaid Mixer that is sure to make life easier in the kitchen for years to come! Are you excited? I know I am! 12 Fabulous Bloggers are sponsoring this giveaway and the Thanksgiving Dinner. Be sure to visit them all for some great recipes for your holiday table.

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Apple Almond Loaf | by The Life and Loves of Grumpy’s Honeybunch

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Chocolate Terrine with Raspberry Sauce

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Serves: 10 servings

A rich and silky chocolate terrine perfect for a special occasion dessert. Adapted from Ina Garten's Dark Chocolate Terrine with Orange Sauce from Make It Ahead.
Ingredients
Terrine
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, I use Kerrygold
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon instant coffee
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • 8 egg yolks (reserve 3 egg whites, see below), at room temperature, Safest Choice brand encouraged
  • 1 tablespoon Kahlua (coffee liqueur)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 egg whites, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Raspberry Sauce
  • 1 12 ounce bag frozen raspberries
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch mixed in 1 tablespoon water
  • Sweetened whipped cream, berries, mint to garnish, optional
Instructions
  1. Spray 8½ x 4 inch loaf pan with non-stick spray. Carefully line pan with plastic wrap, trying to avoid any large wrinkles. Place pan in freezer while prepping the terrine.
  2. Place butter, chocolate and instant coffee in a large microwave safe bowl. Gently microwave at 30 second intervals, stopping and stirring frequently, till mixture is melted and smooth.
  3. Whisk in powdered sugar till combined, then cocoa powder. Whisk in egg yolks, Kahlua and a pinch of kosher salt. Let mixture cool for 15 minutes.
  4. Using electric mixer whip egg whites and sugar to firm peaks. Carefully fold whipped whites into the chocolate mixture with rubber spatula.
  5. Add cream to same mixing bowl as used for the egg whites and whip to firm peaks. Fold into the chocolate mixture, then scrape into loaf pan. Smooth top with offset spatula and fold end plastic wrap over top of chocolate. Chill for 4 hours or longer.
  6. To make raspberry sauce, heat 2 cups of the frozen raspberries in saucepan with lemon juice and sugar, stirring occasionally. When bubbling, add in cornstarch mixture and bring to boil. Cook for a minute, then remove from heat to cool. Press sauce through a wire mesh strainer to remove seeds. Store in refrigerator.
  7. To serve, unwrap plastic from top of terrine, flip onto a serving plate and use plastic to help remove terrine from pan. Slice terrine with a hot, dry knife and place on dessert plates. Garnish with a drizzle of raspberry sauce, whipped cream, berries and mint, if desired.

 

Comments

  1. Oh my goodness! I absolutely want to dive into that terrine. It looks so silky and decadent!

  2. Hey, Liz…where do I get the actual recipe? I must be missing a link to it somewhere…

  3. Kumar's Kitchen says:

    this indeed looks like edible molded chocolate silk…so fine and glossy…beautiful dessert,thanks for inspiring 🙂

  4. Heavenly Liz, simply heavenly! I totally agree about the eggs too. Better safe for everyone…

  5. Gorgeous terrine, the chocolate looks so rich and silky – perfection!

  6. I would like a slice of that terrine right now please, looks divine. Learned to fold in egg whites at an early age and it still remains a challenge lol.

  7. Oooh, not only does this look melt-in-the-mouth, Liz, but this has taken me down memory lane. This was the first dessert that hubby made me before we were married. I said yes. How can you turn someone down with a chocolate terrine, lol? Bad news is that was the last ever dessert he made 😉

  8. Oh my…I’d totally dig into this for myself. Absolutely delish and the chocolate looks heavenly. By any chance, did you post the recipe somewhere?

  9. I’m swooning just by looking at your photos, Liz! That terrine is perfect – so smooth, creamy and silky! I’ve always wanted to make one. I need to find pasteurized eggs in Vancouver. Unfortunately, I’m the only die hard chocoholic in my families so I try not to make chocolate desserts for get-togethers. Can I become an honourary member of your family?

  10. Your terrine looks gorgeous. I think my family would petition to get this one for Christmas, too!

  11. I love that your family demands chocolate desserts. They sound like a wise bunch of people. Oh, and I’m convinced I could eat the entire pan in one sitting 🙂

  12. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    Wow, I’m full just reading the menu! Everything sounds great and your dessert is very pretty Liz:@)

  13. Dessert isn’t dessert unless there is something chocolate! This sure fits the bill!

  14. This looks absolutely delicious, Liz! Wow, what a great dessert for the upcoming holidays! I’ll say it again…you really can bake…thanks for sharing!

  15. This is one of those meals that I would want to start with the dessert. 🙂 I can just feel that chocolate terrine melting in my mouth!

  16. Lizzy,
    I want to lick the raspberry puddle off the plate (hopefully when no one’s looking). Your terrine looks so good. Pinned.
    Annamaria

  17. Lizzy,
    I almost forgot…thanks for the wonderful giveaway.
    Annamaria

  18. I understand I can pasteurize eggs using my Thermomix. I’ll go look that up and make this. It sure looks good.

  19. Your chocolate terrine looks so decadent and utterly delicious with raspberry sauce!

  20. Love a bite of that luscious chocolate goodness AND Love to win a KitchenAid!

  21. It is getting hot, so this terrine would be so perfect! 🙂

  22. oooooooooooooh Michael would LOSE IT if i made this chocolate terrine! YUM

  23. Looks fab, I wish they sold pasteurised raw eggs in the UK! I would love a slice of this 🙂

  24. That looks wonderful! My husband is a chocolate mousse-type guy and I think this would get big thumbs up from him.

  25. Hi Liz, Just stopped by to see what you’ve been baking and saw this double prize of a post! Your creamy delicious chocolate terrine and a generous giveaway! I threw my entries in! Thanks for such a nice giveaway opportunity!
    Roz

  26. This is a lovely dessert option for Thanksgiving, Liz! I really like the idea of adding in a chocolate dessert. Chocolate is always appropriate! Thanks for the tip on the eggs. I’ve always been wary of making recipes that include raw eggs so I’m happy to hear about Safest Choice. My dessert world has just gotten bigger 🙂

  27. This looks so delicious. I know my kids would love this .. well and so would I! Pinning for later.

  28. I could easily cozy up to a slice of this.

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