(livi): marquise au chocolat

so this is my try at the marquise au chocolat from dorie greenspan’s book “baking chez moi”…every step of this recipe was so lovely =)

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i could have just looked at that shiny melted chocolate and butter for ever…

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then there was the egg yolk and sugar mixture. so thick and creamy. i used my (cheap) trusty mixer and, so far, it has not let me down. sometimes I have to laugh at my lack of “proper” cooking equipment…but then that’s part of the fun. seeing how much i can actually bake without all those nifty gadgets.

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fortunately for me, anne makes each recipe first=) it really helps me when she tells me about the mistakes she made. so, thanks, anne!!! i made sure to whip my heavy cream before adding it to the chocolate…

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it was warm the afternoon i whipped this up, but thankfully this was not an “oven using” dessert…so nice to just mix, wrap, and then freeze. so easy!!!!!

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the next morning it slid out of the loaf pan with no trouble at all and sliced easily.

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the taste. absolutely wonderful!!! light, with just with a hint of contradicting denseness. and the perfect amount of sweetness to accompany the slightly bitter chocolate taste…i loved it!

it was just what a summer dessert should be…a refreshing finish to the hottest day. it truly was wonderful!

 

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