It was late, already 10 pm and I still needed to find a dessert to accompany a meal I was to bring a sick friend. So since I did not want to spend my night in the kitchen because I had to teach school in the morning, I thought of this recipe. It is even more simpler that the Molten chocolate I posted a week ago. It has very few ingredients, it is fast to prepare, it takes no time to cook, and it tastes wonderful!!!
I will say it is a WINNER!!!!!
This recipe calls for 12-14 people so I actually divided it in half for my friend.
You will need the following ingredients: 8 large eggs (cold), 1 pound bittersweet or semisweet chocolate (chopped coarse), 16 tablespoons (2 sticks) unsalted butter (cut into 16 pieces), 1/4 cup strong coffee or liqueur (nut, coffee or orange flavor), Confectioners’ sugar or cocoa powder for dusting on cake.
First preheat your oven to 325 degrees F. Then beat the eggs in a mixing bowl on high speed until volume doubles, about 5 minutes. Melt the chocolate and butter (with coffee or liqueur, if using) in large heatproof bowl set over pan of almost simmering water until smooth and very warm, stirring once or twice. Using spatula, fold one-third of egg foam into chocolate mixture until only a few streaks of egg are visible; fold in half of remaining foam, then last of foam, until mixture is totally homogenous. Scrape butter into mold and smooth surface with spatula if you are using a normal cakeware. But you can skip this step if you are using the silicone mold ( non-stick;-)
Bake until cake has risen slightly, edges are just beginning to set, thin-glazed brownie like crust has formed in surface and instant-read thermometer inserted halfway into center reads 140 degrees F, 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer mold to cooling rack and cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate overnight for up to 4 days. About 30 minutes before serving, unmold. Sieve light sprinkling of confectioners’ sugar or unsweetened cocoa powder over cake to decorate, if desired. Et VOILA!!!!
Was it simple enough:-)
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