The following originally appeared on 2/25/09 at Exit 51.
What’s that? You say that you want more chocolate?
If that Chocolate Souffle didn’t satisfy your dark cravings, try this Molten Chocolate Magic. Personally, I’m looking for an excuse to make this. Does Saturday count as a special occasion?
Molten Chocolate Magic
Adapted from “Jean-Georges: Cooking at Home with a Four-Star Chef” by Mark Bittman and Jean-Georges Vongerichten
1/2 cup unsalted butter, plus more to butter the molds
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate
2 egg yolks
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons flour, plus more for dusting
In the top of a double boiler set over simmering water, heat the butter and chocolate together until the chocolate is almost completely melted. While that’s heating, beat together the eggs, yolks, and sugar with a whisk or electric beater until light and thick.
Beat together the melted chocolate and butter; it should be quite warm. Pour in the egg mixture, then quickly beat in the flour, just until combined.
Butter and lightly flour four 4-ounce molds, custard cups, or ramekins. Tap out the excess flour, then butter and flour them again. Divide the batter among the molds. (At this point you can refrigerate the desserts until you are ready to eat, for up to several hours; bring them back to room temperature before baking.)
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Bake the molds on a tray for 6 to 7 minutes; the center will still be quite soft, but the sides will be set.
Invert each mold onto a plate and let sit for about 10 seconds. Unmold by lifting up one corner of the mold; the cake will fall out onto the plate. Serve immediately.
The following originally appeared on 11/5/08 at Exit 51
Fast Food @ Home
This week has not been my best in the kitchen. All the hubbub and activity of late has me off my game. My pantry and fridge are not adequately stocked for the meals I had planned. Somehow I overlooked a fundamental part of meal planning – making sure I have the ingredients for what I intend to make. I don’t mean things that I can fudge like an onion or spices. That would be too easy. I mean that if I figure on making hamburgers, it would be helpful to actually have ground beef. Continue reading “Flashback Friday – Fast Food @ Home”→
I’ve been thinking for a while how nice it would be if I had my posts from Exit 51 here at Bon Appetit Hon. Actually, what I’ve been thinking is how much I wish I would have just been all BAH from the start of my life as a blogger but there’s no changing the past, only moving forward. So to kick off 2010, I’m introducing Flashback Friday. Each Friday I will feature a post from Exit 51. My terminology over there was slightly different so please translate Exit 51 as BAH and SFC as The Mistah. Without further ado, I give you Flashback Friday! Continue reading “Introducing Flashback Friday”→