Flourless Chocolate Cake ( Little Black Black Dress in a girl’s closet) Gluten Free

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Hubby wants few things on his menu:pound cake and chocolate mud cake.In my mind:I want something fast,easy,very chocolatey and moist,YES Moist!!! But i dont want with so much of butter and flour.There you go, this super moist flourless chocolate cake is a must in your menu.It is like a little black dress in every girl’s closet.

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This dessert is simply RICH, SIMPLE and SEXY….Simple serve with some whipped cream or just eat plain,you will keep eating it without realise you had enough..^_^

Flourless Chocolate Cake:  Recipe adapted by Delicious ABC

  • 250g dark chocolate or good quality chocolate,chopped
  • 63g unsalted butter,cubed
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 40g castor sugar
  • 75ml thickened cream/cream
  • 1 tbsp rum/brandy (or rum essence for non-alcoholic)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4tsp cream of tartar

1.Preheat oven to 180C.Grease a 24cm springfoam cake pan and line base with baking paper.

2.Place chocolate and butter in a bowl over a saucepan of gently simmering water(Do not let the bowl touch the water)

3.Stir until mixture is smooth and combined,remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly.

4.In a clean bowl:Place egg yolks and sugar,beat with electric mixer til thicken and pale.Stir in cream,rum,vanilla and cooled chocolate mixture.

5.Beat egg whites and cream of tartar in a clean bowl until soft peaks form.

6.Fold in 1/3 egg whites into chocolate mixture till well combined.Fold in the remaining egg whites in 2 additions into chocolate mixture until fully incorporated.

7.Pour mixture into prepared pan.Bake for 25 minutes until skewer inserted into center comes out with a few moist crumbs.

8.Cool completely in a pan on a wire rack.

9.Run a knife around the edge of the cake to remove from the pan.

10.Slice and serve with whipped cream.

whipped cream recipe

 

Note: The cake tasted very moist and chocolatey after cool down in fridge. Simple serve with some whipped cream or just eat plain.

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Thank you for visiting and hope you like this sharing ^_^

 

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Paris Brest Gateau (Choux Pastry Cake) 焦糖泡芙蛋糕 (少糖版本)

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Choux pastry no longer a mystery for every household.I was talking to mom,what was she wanted to eat and make-cream puff.According to her,the methods and process supposed to be unmanagable.About 20 years ago,she was taught by this auntie.Auntie told mum that unbaked choux pastry has to be layed  on the floor.There were some taboos on making choux pastry. Since then ,mum never make any.I really have the itch to try again. Apart from just cream puff,mind I make into a gateau/cake instead?

 

Fresh strawberries top on the paris brest/choux puff,sandwiched each puff with light sweetened creme patissiere combined with whipped cream,finaly touch would be drizzled with toffee. Do you want to try?

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Components you need:

@you will get two 6″ choux pastry gateau

  • *10 cream puff (Paris Brest)
  • * 2 circles disc of cream puff
  • * Creme Patissiere Filling
  • * Bulla Whipping cream( Or any whipping cream)
  • * Toffee
  • * Strawberries/any fruits you prefer

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step1

creme patissiere

how to make cream patisserie

 Whipped cream:

  • 1/2 cup Bulla whipping cream( or any whipping cream)

1)just beat the cream at high speed with electric mixer until firm.Pour into a piping bag.Chill in fridge for later use.

Toffee recipe

Assemble:

1) Slice the circle puff into half.Make a hole under each cream puff.

2) Place half of the circle puff on a dish plate. Pipe some creme patissiere filling onto the circle puff.Close with the other half of circle puff.Repeat same method on the 2nd cream puff.

3) Pipe in creme patissiere into each small dome cream puff.Fill up the hole.You will get 10 cream puffs.

4) Spread some whipped cream onto the bottom of every small cream puffs.Stick it on to the circle puff.You       will surround the edge of every circle puff with 5 small cream puffs.(so you ended up with 2 choux pastry cake)

5) Pipe in some whipped cream onto the middle of the cake.

6) Place strawberries/or any fruits on top of the whip cream.

7) Finally drizzle with toffee.

8) Chill in fridge for better taste.

 

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