And this is a very simple recipe.
I still remember the days where my moelleux was a complete disaster. It never ever had a gooey centre and always just came out as a simple plain chocolate cake. Not good. At all.
So how did I finally succeed in making this beautiful dessert? Keeping the batter in the fridge for at least an hour before baking!
(makes about 4)
60 g sugar
2 eeg yolks
100 g unsalted butter
100 g dark chocolate
50 g plain flour
cocoa powder for dusting
- Lightly brush ramekins (150ml - 200ml) with melted butter and dust with cocoa powder. Place ramekins in the fridge while making the batter.
- Melt the chocolate and butter in a bowl over a pot of simmering water. Once it's melted, take off the heat to cool.
- Place sugar, eggs and extra yolks in a bowl and whisk until pale and creamy. Then whisk in the butter and chocolate mixture.
- Fold in the plain flour.
- Divide equally among the four ramekins.
- Place ramekins back in the fridge for at least an hour.
- Bake: Preheat oven to 190˚C. Once the oven is heated, take the ramekins out of the fridge and place it in the oven immediately. Baking for approximately 15 minutes.
- Once a cake layer is formed, take the ramekin out of the oven and turn it out onto a plate immediately. Serve with ice-cream.
Now doesn't that look amazing?