Mr BB's mother was visiting last night. I really had to make something that would impress her and that would show off my cooking skills :).
Today, again, instead of being a model employee and actually doing some work, I'd been Google-ing and writing up a new 'Bake Before I Die List' and upon typing in 'bake before I die' into Google, most sites found Chocolate Lava cakes.
-I did hear the morning news on the radio that Google does improve reading, writing AND general knowledge.. Kudos to you Larry Page and Sergey Brin :).
Chocolate lava cakes
Adapted from about 20 recipes online
- 140 g of dark chocolate, 50% or more- chopped
- 200g unsalted butter
- 3 large eggs
- 3 large egg yolks
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup plain flour
- 1 tablespoon of espresso powder
- Pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 230°C.
Butter six ramekins. Dust with granulated Sugar and cocoa powder. Butter generously as Mine didn't want to come out :S.
Melt butter and chocolate in a saucepan over low heat. Let cool.
Whisk eggs and egg yolks in large bowl.
Add sugar slowly, then the cooled chocolate mixture and then finally flour.
Pour batter into dishes, dividing equally.
Bake cakes until sides are set but center remains soft and runny, 11-14 minutes. Bake for a couple more minutes batter that was refrigerated. Run small knife around cakes to loosen. Immediately turn cakes out onto plates.
Serve with ice cream