Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Chocolate Nemesis

Easily the best chocolate dessert I've ever made. It looks like chocolate cake, but the chocolate melts in your mouth almost like pudding.

Two years ago: Vegetarian Chili

Chocolate Nemesis (from Real Chocolate)

1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
4 large eggs, separated
9 ounces dark chocolate, roughly chopped
2/3 cup butter, cut into small pieces
pinch of salt
1 tsp apple cider vinegar

1. Heat oven to 350F and line base of 8" round cake pan with parchment paper.
2. Put 2/3 of sugar in a heavy-bottomed pan with 5 tbsp water. Heat until sugar dissolves.
3. Over low heat, add chocolate and stir until it melts.
4. Stir in butter. Remove from heat and set aside.
5. Whisk remaining sugar with egg white, salt and vinegar and beat until soft peaks.
6. Beat egg yolks into chocolate.
7. Fold chocolate mixture into meringue.
8. Bring a large kettleful of water to a boil and pour into a roasting pan. Pour batter into round pan and lower into roasting pan. Water should come up to the rim of the cake pan.
9. Place in oven and bake 30 minutes or until set (firm jelly).
10. Cool completely and serve.