A little everyday chit chat around the table...like we all used to do around my Grandmothers' tables when I was growing up. A little of this...a little of that...nothing too special...but as the years pass, all of it seems so. Come, sit at the Table, contribute, enjoy, stay as long as you want, leave when you need to, and return often!
Tuesdays with Dorie: Baking Chez Moi - Marquise au Chocolat
This week's recipe for Tuesdays with Dorie is Marquise au Cocolat, found on page 357 of Dorie Greenspan's Baking Chez Moi book.
Ingredient list: butter, chocolate, egg yolks, sugar, salt, and cream.
Although you can't necessarily tell from the photo, this is a frozen dessert, the little loaf setting up in the freezer and being unmolded to serve. You can see the marks in the dessert where the plastic wrap lining the mold left its little lines, so next time I would try to get that worked out better for appearances sake but I thought I would share that with you now so if you want to make this, you could figure that all out straight off.
Chocolate, I knew it was coming soon with the recipe picks because the TWD group loves its chocolate! Left to my own devices, chocolate would not be making an appearance here but the guys love it, so once in awhile I will toss some chocolate chips into something and call it a chocolate masterpiece. (This is why I bake in groups, because the choices aren't always made by me so it give us some variety here in a house where the main cook/baker (that would be me) would just cook/bake the same things over and over riding contentedly into the sunset in that manner.) The guys are always excited about the chocolate picks. This one was no exception, Mark ate the whole little loaf you see in the photo all by himself all in one sitting. (He would not be throwing caution to the wind like that if I had not made such a small amount of the original recipe and he would need to eat it repeatedly until it was gone.) It's good to make those you love happy with food.
Since the boys weren't expected home this week and weekend guests were "on a diet," I decided that I would make a quarter of the recipe and form it in my small little bread loaf pans. This worked out well as the ingredient measurements were easily divided by four. The batter gave me three little loaves.
The notes in the recipe share different suggestions for serving it, and no doubt if you check around the TWD blogs this week you will find even more, but I opted for some freshly whipped cream on the top as I knew that would be most welcome. And it was. Definitely a repeat as this was easy, quick, fun, definitely a hit with the chocolate lover here, and something out of the ordinary at the end of the day.
Check around with the other bakers and see how they did with the recipe this week. The blogroll can be found here.
Come and bake with us from Dorie Greenspan's Baking Chez Moi cookbook: the next assignment is: Pink Grapefruit Tart on page 138 for February 24th. The Tuesdays with Dorie group information for joining the group, recipe selection, and general information can be found here.