Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine's Day baking - Fondant au Chocolate

In japan, we girls give chocolate with love to boys on Valentine's Day.
That's original custom in Japan.
 Long time ago, that time, we didn't know about Valantine's Day. We are not Christian country. One day, Chocolate company made advertisement...."Give chocolate with love to your boy friend on 14th Feb, Valentine's Day!! It is a Day of LOVE !!"

Now, we girls give special chocolate to special boys or small chocolate to friends (include girls) and so on.
We enjoy Valentine's Day, we make chocolate baking, and give it to friends.
And on 14th March, we call White Day, boys give cookie back to girls if they got chocolate from girls.
It is original custom in Japan!!

Ok, try to make chocolate baking in NZ.

Fondant au Chocolate

"Fondant" means "Melting" in French.
Yes, half-cooked cakes, inside melting chocolate.  Reheat little bit, decolate with ice cream, it could be yuuuuuuuuuuuummy!!

(Make 12 with 5cm muffin cups)
170g Chocolate (chopped)
120g Non salted Butter (cut into dice)
70g Plain Flour
1 Tea spoon of Baking powder
20g Cocoa powder
4 Egg Yolks
4 Egg White
80g Suger

Powder sugar for decoration

1.Preheat oven at 180℃.
Sift plain flour and cocoa powder , baking powder together in a bowl.
2. In a small pan, melt butter and add chocolate, stire and melt it.
3. In a large bowl, mix the egg yolks with half of sugar until they whiten. Add the melted chocolate, combine them.
4. Whip the egg white until light and fluffy.

5. In the chocolate bowl, delicatly blend the whipped egg white with spatura.

6. Mix flour mixture with chocolate delicately as well.
7. Pour the mixture into muffin cup. Bake it at 170℃ for 8- 10 minutes until the surface of the cakes starts cracking.

8. Eat warm!!

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