050 – Chocolate Bites – Valentines Specials

Jan 18, 2016 | Desserts

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Complexity :

Easy

Ingredients :

  • 10 oz of dark chocolate
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 8 tablespoons of butter
  • 3 eggs
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 pound of strawberries
  • 1/3 cup of powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of orange blossom water

Directions :

  1. Steps to prepare the chocolate bites:
    1- Melt the chocolate in a ‘bain marie’ (boiling water below and a container with chocolate on top) and add the butter.
    2- Separate the egg whites from the egg yolks. Make sure that the egg whites dont contain any drops from the egg yolks, otherwise it will not foam if whipped.
    3- Beat the egg yolks with the sugar until you get anĀ  off-white mixture.
    4- Incorporate the chocolate mixture to the egg yolk mixture. Mix well.
    5- Add the flour and salt. Mix well.
    6- Beat the white eggs until they triple their volume and you end up with a white thick foam. Make sure that the beater is clean and dry.
    7- Gently incorporate the white eggs foam into the chocolate mixture.
    8- Put a wax paper on your baking pan and place the baking cups. Fill the baking cups with the chocolate batter.
    9- Preheat your oven at 400 degrees, and bake the chocolate bites for 10 minutes.
  2. Steps to prepare the strawberry sauce:
    1- Mix the strawberries, sugar, and orange blossom water until you get a thick puree.
  3. Tip: experiment with different temperatures and times to get you ideal consistency of this cake. If you prefer a chocolate bite with a fudgy center, then bake it at 360 degrees for 10 minutes.
  4. Serving:
    Serve the chocolate bites with the strawberry sauce and whipped cream. Enjoy!

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