Monday, September 25, 2006

Le Bete Noire

I couldn't think of anything better to do than make one of these so I did. I'll let you know tomorrow if it is any good.

I can't figure out if moving is going to be a good thing or a bad thing. I suspect I'll bake less.


Blogger David Moles said...

Damn. I need to get some more pans...

September 26, 2006 4:29 AM  
Blogger SquidgePa said...

This similar to Narsai's Chocolate Decadence recipe. Its interesting in your recipe how the quantities for chocolate, butter, and eggs are all multiples of three.

We've been know to split the recipe in half, one with dark and the other with white chocolate, then combine and bake them in a mold.

Moving is a time of transitions. In hindsite, there are things we did in one house that never seemed to catch on in the next. Cooking and baking was never one of them, but the kinds of things we made were.

September 26, 2006 7:34 AM  
Blogger Maureen McHugh said...

SquidgePa, I think the cool thing about this recipe is that instead of using sugar, you use sugar syrup, which makes the consistency really smooth.

I love the idea of splitting it in half and making half chocolate and half white chocolate. I'm baking a lot I think as comfort against the general anxiety of moving. I figure once I'm settled, I'll bake a lot less.

David, living as you do in the land of fabulous chocolate, you DO need more pans.

September 26, 2006 8:32 AM  
Blogger lucette said...

I've always wanted to make a flourless chocolate cake--I have to make a list of these always-wanted things and get going on them, I guess.

September 26, 2006 9:25 AM  
Blogger SquidgePa said...

You could also tweek the ganache:

* For raspberry ganache, add 3T of raspberry jam (with seeds) and 2t of kirshwasser.

* for a cream cheese ganache, melt 1/3 cup cream cheese and 1/3 cup honey in a double boiler, then add 8 oz bittersweet chocolate.

September 26, 2006 2:18 PM  
Blogger Maureen McHugh said...

The cake was a success--moist and smooth and very very rich. Lucette, you should try it.

Today we are in Austin, and we are scheduled to look at 18 houses in today and tomorrow. Bob has a system, thank God, for helping us remember what we see.

September 28, 2006 9:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Luck!

September 28, 2006 2:07 PM  
Blogger Responsible Artist said...

My mother made a Chocolate Decadence cake and it was pretty tasty, although I have to admit I'm content with just eating the chocolate in its bar form. Good luck w/ househunting. Pay special attention to the Guest Rooms....

September 29, 2006 12:44 AM  
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