Forget the Mount Everest ... that was yesterday! Today's peak of frenzy comes from a combination of chocolate and chocolate! And you know what?
It is much easier to achieve than that thing in the Himalaya! Once you've climbed it, never will you feel a satisfaction that tastes sooooo good.
But beware! This mountain has its dangers too! The rich, dark and ever so tantalizing chocolate can cause addiction. Want more? Tell me you want more. I just might even drop the recipe here ;-))
This entry is going out to Shanti for JFI#4. A sinful treat made with flour.
Also, Revathi gets this for From My Rasoi. The whole idea of this chocolatey treat just screams out "I am pure comfort food!"
I had mentioned here just how healthy chocolate is for you and so I think
Cate will drool over these for herARF/5-A-Day Tuesday!
Somehow I knew there were a lot of chocolate addicts out there ;-). I won't deny the fact that I am probably the worst kind. Chocolate is one of my few greatest weaknesses. I will just about do anything for a piece of GOOD chocolate. When I say GOOD, I really mean GOOD. None of that yukky Hershey stuff from the US. It has to be smooth, delicate and chocolatey European, preferably Swiss or German!
So, when I share a chocolatey dessert with you all, you can be sure that it is nothing less than the most exquisite and most decadent temptation ever.
Before I reveal the recipe - I mean you could scroll straight down and then come back to this point - I need to make a couple of announcements.
- Monthly Mingle July edition
The round-up was due this weekend but as we are going on a spontaneous camping trip this weekend I have postponed the round-up to next week. Hope you are not too disappointed. I have had lots of great entries already and as I am extending the round-up, I have decided to extend the deadline to Wednesday August 10 as well.
- The Family Buzz
When I first started The Family Buzz (it was my very first blog) it was a means to get my family involved in our daily lives. Now, with What's for lunch, Honey? taking up more time and my family spending more time reading this blog I have decided to combine both the blogs into this. This simply means that every now and then I'll be reporting about something other than food and photography. As the caption under the Header of the blog reads "Food, Life and Photographs" you'll be getting a little more about my life too. The Robbie Williams report was a start. I would have normally posted that on The Family Buzz. Everything that moves me - thoughts, ideas, likings dis-likings, music etc. I will share on this space from now on. The main focus though will certainly still be food and photos.
The reason I have decided to do this is simply a question of time - or a lack of it. What's for lunch, Honey? has become somewhat of a little success for me and I have been asked by a food journal to write a few articles for them every now and then. This, my job, my photography, my son, my partner and my sport - all need to be managed within the 24 hours I have in a day ;-)). I have been trying to organize my time a little more effectively and part of this organization meant decreasing something else on the other end.
150g + a little more butter
60g + a little more flour - sieved
150g good bitter chocolate - coarsely chopped
50g larger pieces of chocolate
20g candied ginger - finely shopped
1 egg white
Besides that you need small oven proof forms. Something like Ramequin bowls. Depending on the size of your forms you can get 4 to 6 out of this mixture.
Pre-heat oven at 175°C.
Rub each form with a little butter and sprinkle with flour. Melt the rest of the butter in a pot. Add the chocolate and melt this too, constantly stirring the mixture. Allow to cool.
Whisk the eggs, egg white, candied ginger and sugar with an electric beater. Mix in the chocolate mixture. Gently fold in the flour and fill the mixture in the forms. Now, carefully push the larger pieces of chocolate into the middle of the mixture. It does not matter if some is still sticking out. It melts on the top,
Bake for 25-30 minutes in the oven.
Can something so good be so simple to make? YES! I made these a while back for a little dinner party I had. I served these with walnut ice cream. I had slightly reheated the cakes in the microwave to get the chocolatey middle flowing again. This paired with the ice cream was a fantasy come true. But the truth be told: It is a very rich dessert and should be taken in small desirable portions. The combination of chocolate and ginger is a lovely sweet yet tangy flavor. The cake (or molten) is soft and moist on the inside and thanks to the running chocolate very delectable.
You know what? After I posted my teaser post earlier this week I headed straight for the gym. I think I put on 2 kilos just by looking at the picture.
I hope you enjoy this dessert!
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*Chocolate Mountains is a food chain in Southern California