Saturday, May 28, 2005

Cookie bloat

I made my famous chocolate chip cookies for the neighborhood barbeque tonight. The ones with three kinds of chocolate. It didn't take many to get me all bloaty but here I am. So i figured I might as well share my chocolate gateau recipe now. get it all out of my system at once. So here you go.

Chocolate gateau

8 oz. bittersweet chocolate
1 cup butter room temp. (butter only- no margarine or lard or any other poor ridiculous substitute for butter. There is no substitute for butter)
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla ( i tend to be a bit liberal here yummmmm vanilla...)
4 eggs
1/2 cup all purpose flour. be sure to use the scoop and level technique so you dont over flour it.

Preheat oven to 350
Place chocloate in top of double boiler- I chop it into equal size peices first-and heat until melted. Meanwhile ,in a medium mixing bowl, whisk butter and sugar together until pale and creamy. Slowly stir melted choc and mix well unitl well blended. Add the vanilla and eggs one at a time, until blended and fluffy. Slowly add the flour.
Pour batter into ungreased 8 or 9 inch springform pan. Bake 45 minutes or until the center feels firm to the touch. tested with a toiothpick the gateau should be moist and crumbly, not dry. remove from oven and cool on a rack.

Variation: fold three tablespoons of your favorite liquer into the batter after flour is added. ( I add gran marinier)

I top this with mascapone cheese. I buy a small tub of mascapone and whip it up with sugar and tons of vanilla or more gran marinier. Plop all that on top and drown it in rasperries. fresh ones, not frozen. You dont need the berries but they are so yummy on it.
Its a crowd favorite. As soon as the warm weather comes, I just want to cook for people and get them in my backyard playing horseshoes and croquet til the wee hours. I hope everyone is enjoying their long weekend. Mo


Blogger Lori-Lyn said...

I think this is the cake recipe I've been searching for my whole life.

7:47 AM  

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