Restaurant Biga Chocolate Gooey Cake Recipe
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Restaurant Biga Chocolate Gooey Cake
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
3/4 cup granulated sugar
6 ounces bittersweet chocolate
6 large eggs, separated
Ganache balls (recipe follows) as needed
Using 2 tablespoons butter, grease 8 (6 ounce) custard cups or
ramekins. Use 1/4 cup sugar to dust cups; reserve.
In double boiler, melt chocolate and remaining butter; stir until
smooth. (Alternately, microwave the mixture, checking and stirring
at 30-second intervals.) Let cool.
Whip egg yolks until thick and lightly colored and tripled in
volume; reserve. Whip egg whites until they are on the verge of
forming very stiff peaks. Add remaining sugar; whip until very stiff
peaks form; reserve.
Stir some cooled chocolate into egg yolks. Add remaining chocolate.
Gently fold egg whites into chocolate mixture.
Pour small amount of batter into each custard cup. Place 1 ganache
ball in cup. Add batter until cup is 4/5 full. Bake in oven
preheated to 325 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes, checking
periodically, until cake is crusty on top but still gooey in center.
Let rest 5 to 6 minutes. Use small knife to loosen cake. Invert onto
dessert plate. Serve warm with crème Anglaise, if desired.
Scald 1/2 cup cream in small saucepan over medium-high heat. Remove
to bowl. Add 4 ounces finely chopped bittersweet chocolate and 1/8
cup strong espresso. Stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is
smooth. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Form into 8 (1-inch)
balls; reserve cold until use. Store up to 1 week refrigerated.
Source: Chef-owner Bruce Auden, Restaurant Biga, San Antonio, Texas
Yield: 8 portions
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