"There are many approaches to impressing your loved one, but only two when it comes to food," says the Will Cook for Sex Again, Again and Again author. One approach is to throw caution to the wind and surprise her with a high risk play, like serving her a chili dog on the tailgate of your truck for Valentine's Day."
How's that likely to end? "That move will get talked about for years as either the most memorable night, or the stupidest move that you have ever made. Probability says the latter."
We have to agree with you, Rocky. So how do you make the magic this Feb. 14? "In my experience, risk taking is necessary in business and if you're down by 20 in the fourth quarter. It's not the wisest approach to a night of romance. The more preferred approach is the proven one: Be thoughtful to her desires, not yours."
Keep going, Rocky, we like what we are hearing so far. "That said, there is nothing more seductive to a woman than chocolate. The rest of the meal might have laid the foundation, but a chocolate finish is the mood setter."
4 tablespoons butter
2 large eggs
4 tablespoons sugar
4 oz bittersweet chocolate
2.5 tablespoons flour
2 scoops vanilla ice cream
Step one: Preheat oven to 400°. Put chocolate and butter in a double boiler over low heat and stir until chocolate is melted. (A mixing bowl on top of a sauce pan with a cup of water can be used in place of a double boiler.)
Step two: In a small bowl or cup, mix sugar and flour.
Step three: In a medium bowl, whisk eggs then whisk in flour and sugar.
Step four: Whisk chocolate into egg mixture.
Step five: Scrape mixture into two 1 cup baking bowls (glass or ceramic ramekins) and bake for approximately 15 minutes until edges are firm and center is still soft.
Step six: Add scoop of vanilla ice cream to center and serve immediately.
Variation: Replace ice cream with whipped cream.