Sep 9, 2011

Gâteau Mamie, chocolate memories from my childhood

A divine rustic home style cake, very chocolaty not over sweet and never dry... Simple and fast. Just bake at the beginning of the meal and serve it warm with a Chantilly or redberry coulis. The success is guaranted.

Ingredients (yield 1 large round cake or 6 ramequins)
  • 220 g chocolate
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 6 egg whites
  • 150 g sugar
  • 150 g butter
  • 2 TBS flour
  • Melt chocolat and butter (bain marie or slowly in microwave)
  • Mix yolks, sugar and flour on high speed ("blanchir")
  • Beat whites to stiff peak.
  • Meanwhile, mix the chocolate/butter and sugar/yolk/flour
  • Gently add the whites to the mixture using a spatula
  • Pour in into individual ramequins or a large mould (don't forget to brush thoroughly melted butter so that your cake won't stick)
  • Bake at 160 C / 320 F for around 20 mn (check doneness with a toothpick, the inside should still stay moist)
  • Unmould when still hot

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