For all you chocolate lovers, here is a great one to make, eat and groan with pleasure!
- 1/2 cup whipping cream
- 1 tbsp. icing sugar
- 1 tbsp. white chocolate Irish Cream (generous, of course)
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 8 oz. chopped bittersweet chocolate
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla
- 3 egg whites
Brush eight 3/4 cup ramekins with1 tbsp. softened butter and set aside.
In a bowl over a saucepan with simmering water, melt the chocolate with the remaining 1/2 cup butter and let it slightly cool.
In a separate bowl beat the whole eggs with 1/2 of the sugar until pale in colour. Whisk in the chocolate mixture along with the vanilla.
In another bowl (can you believe it?) beat the egg whites until soft peaks form and add the sugar, 2 tbsp. at a time, until glossy peaks form. Fold 1/4 of this into the chocolate and then add the remaining whites.
Spoon evenly into the prepared ramekins. Place on a parchment lined pan and bake for 25-28 minutes until the top is puffed and cracked and the centre still looks moist. Let cool on a rack. Dust with icing sugar.
Now, pour yourself a glass of wine or make a signature drink and say “damn I did that”.