Well in our family there is a tradition. Each Sunday we go and have lunch with the grandparents fromm my mother’s side. Everybody knows that. And it’s great cause my grandmother it’s a wonderful cook and we love eating :).
Because i dream of being a chef someday (although nobody takes me really seriously, and my mother even told me that this is not possible cause all the good chefs are man…I think she’s wrong and I still try), I started do prepare something for them to eat each Sunday. I made bread, or biscuits and this weekend I found a delicious looking recipe on Baking for the cure blog, and i had to try it even though I don’t really like chocolate (Yes I know this is insane 🙂 ).
Here it is…I tell you it looks great and it’s so tasty!
250 gr bitter sweet chocolate – I used 75% cocoa chocolate
125 gr unsalted butter
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
5 egg yolks
5 egg whites
70 gr sugar
pinch of salt
200 gr bitter sweet chocolate
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 tablespoon Havana Club Rum
200 ml heavy cream (sweet cream 32% fat)
How to make the base:
Melt together the butter and chocolate over bain marie (water bath). Mix in the cocoa powder until well combined and then add one after another the egg yolks and mix well until smooth.
Beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until it forms soft peaks, adding gradually the sugar. Fold gently the whites into the chocolate mixture.
Preheat the oven to medium – 150 degrees C, and wrap a pan with parchment paper.
Pour the base in the pan and bake it in the oven for about 30-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. I baked it for approximately 25 minutes i guess. Take out the base from the oven and let it chill. Be careful that it will deflate so don’t be disappointed.
Make the mousse:
Melt the chocolate in a bain marie. Add the eggs one after another, the almond extract and the rum and stir until smooth.
Whip the cream until it forms soft peaks and then fold it gently in the chocolate mixture.
When the base is chilled pour the mousse on top and then put the cake in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
I have to admit that my base looked not so nice after I took it out from the oven, so I just used a glass to cut the base in little circles and than i added the mousse on top and let it cool.
If you want you little wonders to look good you can just add some grated chocolate on top as decor.
It’s not for diet but it is so comforting :)!