Crazy French Gent’s Gateaux du Chocolat
We were in Paris this weekend; Phill, Beth and I and it was wonderful! We wanted to experience a little of the ‘real’ Paris and not just the tourist trail (as beautiful as it is). So in the evenings we ate at local restaurants, amongst the Parisiens and with waiters who didn’t always speak English, so my French was tested.
We had some really interesting conversations with the locals and of course ate some great food. Our favourite restaurant was called Entree les Vignes. The rather lovely, eccentric owner joined us towards the end of our meal and made quick work of getting us quite drunk!!
But the food, all of it, was amazing. The gateaux du chocolat was particularly good and Jules, the chef, gave me the recipe to share with all of you. PS. It’s flour-less!
You Will Need.
6 medium eggs
8oz caster sugar
300g dark chocolate
Icing sugar to dust
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
- Melt together the margarine and the chocolate and allow to cool.
- Separate the 6 eggs into a large bowl for whites and a smaller one for yolks.
- Whisk the whites until they form soft peaks.
- Whisk the yolks until they become fluffy.
- Add the caster sugar to the yolks and beat well.
- Add the yolks to the chocolate and combine until smooth.
- Gently fold in the egg whites.
- Pour the mixture into the tin and bake for 45 minutes
- Turn off the oven and leave the cake in the oven for a further 15 minutes.
- Don’t worry about the ‘sunken’ appearance…it’s meant to do that!
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tin before refrigerating until you’re ready to serve.
- Dust with icing sugar.
It’s so yummy!