I was watching French Food at Home, Laura Calder onteh food network and decided that I needed to try this recipe. I wanted to make this since it is flourless and my sister has to eat gluten free.
I pulled this recipe from the Cooking Channel and actually followed it as written
- 7 ounces/200 g 70 percent chocolate, chopped
- 7 ounces/200 g butter, softened
- 4 eggs, separated
- 1 cup/200 g sugar
- Serving suggestion: Sweetened or flavored whipped cream.
Melt the chocolate gently over a water bath, and then beat in the butter a piece at a time until smooth. In a separate bowl, beat the yolks with 1/2-cup sugar until thick, pale, and ribbony. In yet another bowl, beat the whites to soft peaks. Scatter over the remaining 1/2-cup sugar and beat to a stiff meringue.
Slowly whisk the chocolate mixture into the yolk mixture. Stir in a spoonful of beaten egg whites, then pour the chocolate mixture over the egg whites and gently fold together with a spatula. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake 50 minutes.
Remove from the oven. Run a knife around the outside edge, then let sit until cool. It will sink down and the top will crack, appealingly. Serve with a drift of slightly sweetened whipped cream, flavored with vanilla, rum, or orange flower water.