Delicious chocolate brownie-like small cakes, a recipe from Californian star Thomas Keller
About this recipe
In a previous recipe, I told you about my niece Clara who lives in France, eastern side called 'Jura'
And although I go to visit her as much as I can, I unfortunately don't get to see her often since I moved to Southern California.
I am hoping that in a few years she comes visit her uncle in California...
And recently, my sister sent me a photo of Clara.
I was totally shocked to realize that my little Clara has turned into a teen in just 2 years.
That's what happens when you don't see kids growing up day to day
And so, feeling a bit down, I started looking at the photos back then when I visited Clara 2 years ago...
Sometimes, you want kids to stop growing up...
... And I remembered that 2 years ago, Clara and I spent a whole evening baking together, and that was absolutely greaaaat fun. I stumbled on these photos when I taught Clara to bake those French brownies
And so, Clara is going to show you today how to bake Chocolate "Bouchons", French soft intense and wonderful brownie-like cakes, a recipe of Californian star Thomas Keller.
"Bouchon" means cork in French. It also means a small traditional French restaurant in Lyon, the French capital of gastronomy, and that's why Keller called his restaurants "Bouchon"
Source of the recipe
The recipe is on page 102
Modifications to the original recipe
● I use less Sugar : ½ Cup or 110 g instead of 162 grams
● I use less Chocolate Chips : ½ Cup or 80 g instead of 112 grams
1. Mix together the Eggs (3 Tablespoons or 75 g), the Sugar (½ Cup or 110 g) and the Vanilla Extract (1 teaspoon)
2. Melt the Butter (⅔ Cup or 141 g), add in and gently mix in order to obtain a smooth mixture
3. Sift the Flour (⅓ Cup or 50 g), the Cocoa Powder (½ Cup or 50 g), the Salt (½ teaspoon or 0.4 g) over the bowl and gently mix
Add in the Chocolate Chips (½ Cup or 80 g) and gently mix : it's ready !
4. Spray some oil onto your molds
5. Pour the batter in your molds
6. Bake in preheated oven at 360 °F / 180 °C for 10/15 minutes
Carefully unmold your brownies while they are still hot.