11. Februar 2007

a love story

mini cakes
mini cakes
must ... make ... mini chocolate cakes ...

mini cakes

90 g chocolate
90 g butter
3 eggs
3 tbsp of caster sugar
4 tbsp of flour
  1. preheat oven to 220 °c
  2. melt chocolate and butter over hot water
  3. thoroughly whisk eggs and sugar and add the melted chocolate/butter-mix
  4. whisk in 3 teaspoons of flour
  5. spoon into cups
  6. bake for 20 minutes
if you dare you can bake them for 10 minutes only and get a soft centered version. the best way to eat them soft is with whipped cream or ice cream ... yummmmm-mmmiee!

mini cakes
as i watched ainsley's gourmet express the other day i remembered that they once made those soft centered chocolate pudding things ... i could not find the recipe online and i did not remember all the correct mesurements for the ingredients, so i made up a recipe on my own. i had such a craving for chocolate pudding, i just couldn't wait!

after some more research (and with chocolate smeared around my mouth) i found a similar pudding on the bbc homepage. this recipe is by ben o'donoghue, a tv chef i've come to really like - i don't know much about him, but i know his sensational recipes on the bbc2 show "the best" with paul merrett, silvana franco & ben o'donoghue.

i love that show so much, i could marry it ... or eat it!

and while i am really glad that i can get a decent cooking channel via satellite here, i really really really could move to london again just for all those mouthwatering bbc cooking shows. i might even do that - i can spend a semester abroad (all expenses paid) before i finish my masters degree, so i might as well go back to london ... stupid austria, i'd even have to pay twice as much for the books of my favorite cookery shows here. that's really unfair.

so you see, i just have to spend some more time in london!
a girl can dream, right?
*wipes the chocolate off her face*


Trig hat gesagt…

If it's Ainsley you're dreaming of you're in for a hard time. His wife, I understand, is a very tough old bird who keeps him well under the thumb (and in the caravan).

Here is Raymond Blanc's chocolate fondant recipe.

TasteTV : Life Never Tasted So good hat gesagt…

Next time you do something this nice, video it and upload it to us at http://www.TasteTV.com

tschoerda hat gesagt…

now THAT recipe sounds really nice, trig ... i am indulging myself in way to much chocolate these days ... i can slowly say goodbye to my waist ... but totally worth it!

Trig hat gesagt…

From what I hear in the news today, some chocolate and indulgence would go do really well in your town. What a horrible story!

ilingc hat gesagt…

the mini cakes are gorgeous! I wish I have little cups like yours that could withstand the oven heat.