Super Indulgent, Gluten Free, 2 Ingredients Chocolate Cake

20141129-152133-55293724.jpgWhat does i usually do when i’m bored? Urgh… Let me think. I usually daydream, catch up with some of my favourite TV series, and BAKING! Yes yes i bake when i’m bored.

So… I was home alone yesterday, saturday afternoon, bored, nothing to do, i had finished the whole season of Under The Dome and Red Band Society (my new favourite tv shows that i just discovered) in one sitting and I have to wait for another weeks and months for the new episodes. I am out of stuff to daydream about so, i guess my runaway has got to be baking right? BUT! Damn it… I haven’t done my grocery shopping for this month and i am practically out of everything. No flour (well there is a little bit scraps in my flour jar which is probably just under 1 tablespoon left), no sugar, no salt, no coco powder, practically almost all the ingredients i would need to bake. Not much stuff left in my pantry. I went foraging to my fridge, no butter, no milk… There’s still like half a carton of egg and some leftover chocolate… Heyyy…. I COULD make something from this two ingredients!

And so i came up with this indulgent, easy peasy, gluten free, TWO ingredients chocolate cake (unless you add some whipped cream and a dusting of icing sugar, that makes it 4 ingredients, and if you are so dedicated to this recipe and make honey whipped cream like i did, that would be 5 ingredients) that are super easy and simple to make. This will satisfy your sweet tooth and if you are easily bored like me, will keep you busy for another hour or so to forget about your boredom.

So here are the two ingredients that you need:

20141129-153812-56292171.jpgEggs and Chocolate. YEP! That. Is. It.

So let’s get baking!

20141129-153910-56350896.jpgFirst, separate the egg yolks and white (make sure you put the egg yolk in the bigger bowl, not like me)

20141129-154144-56504666.jpgMelt the chocolate. You could use the microwave, remember to stir every 10 seconds or so, or you could melt it over a pan of simmering water.

20141129-154523-56723286.jpgNext, whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form, you could tell that it’s done when you lift your beater, there will be a peak forming that won’t collapse. Or you could turn the bowl upside down and it won’t fall off the bowl.

20141129-155025-57025804.jpgOnce the chocolate had cooled slightly, pour the chocolate into the egg yolks

20141129-155141-57101138.jpgMix them together

20141129-162638-59198524.jpgLook at those chocolatey mess!!!

20141130-213734-77854087.jpgLastly, add the whipped whites into the chocolate in two additions

20141130-213850-77930095.jpgFold the two together until incorporated

20141130-214002-78002715.jpgPut it on a pan sprayed with non stick spray or line them with parchment paper. I didn’t have any left so i use a little bit of oil and flour so that it can easily comes out of the pan.

20141130-214151-78111926.jpgOnce baked, to make this simple cake even more special, dust with some icing sugar and top it with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream to make it à la mode! Two ingredients chocolate cake à la mode! Ouuuuu that sounds decent. I put honey flavour whipped cream here (just adding about 1 tablespoon of honey to one cup of whipped cream) thus the darker colour of whipped cream. As you can see it is not as white as it usually is.

20141130-214526-78326069.jpgAnd all there is to do is to EAT IT! The moment of truth on how this chocolate cake turns out…

20141130-214737-78457674.jpgLook at how decadent and chocolatey that spoon of heaven… And trust me, it is as yummy as it looks like. And can you believe it, it is only TWO ingredients!

20141130-215010-78610650.jpgAnd this cake is pretty much gone in two minutes…

Ingredients:
• 2 eggs
• 110g dark chocolate

How to make:
1) Melt the chocolate on a microwave or over simmering water, leave it to cool slightly.
2) Separate the egg whites and yolks. Beat the whites until white and fluffy, until stiff peak forms.
3) Incorporate the yolk with the slightly cooled chocolate, stir it well.
4) Put a dollop of the whipped egg whites into the chocolate mixture and stir until combine, then add the rest of the egg whites, folding it through
5) Put the mixture into a lined pan with parchment paper and bake it at 180°C or 356°F for about 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Leave it on the oven to cool slightly.
6) Once cooled to touch in the oven, take it out to cool on a wire rack.
7) Top with whipped cream and dust with icing sugar if desired.

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Green Tea and Earl grey Tea Madeleines

20141104-175746-64666777.jpg I cannot believe october has ended. I mean like seriously the time went super fast for me. I also just realise i haven’t posted anything on my blog on october since my goal is to post at least once a month. I guess i have failed…
But!! Not aware of the time is not my only reason that i haven’t posted anything last month. My other reason was: a) the camera i usually used was broken, and b) i haven’t really have a lot of time to bake because of school stuff.

Anyway i finally got some time to bake and i decided to make some madelines. These French delicacies looks so pretty. Madeleines are pretty easy to make in general. And since i think that regular madeleines are just too plain to my taste, i decided to flavour mine with green tea and earl grey tea, my two favorite tea.

Here are the ingredients:
For the green tea madeleines

20141104-180809-65289414.jpg Cream, melted butter, sugar, eggs, flour + baking powder, honey and green tea powder

For the earl grey madeleines

20141104-181213-65533580.jpg Pretty much the same ingredients except for the green tea powder, i opened up a bag of earl grey tea to add flavour to my the madelines

The method are also pretty much the same.
First, how to make the green tea madeleines:
20141105-221535-80135249.jpgIn a bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar until fluffy and pale.

Yes, i would make your life a whole lot easier to use electric beater but a little work out is not to bad isn’t it? Work those elbow grease!

20141107-225908-82748386.jpgMix the honey with the butter

20141109-172344-62624514.jpgMix the butter and honey mixture into the whisked up egg

20141105-222054-80454920.jpgNext sift in the whisked flour, baking powder and green tea powder into the eggs and fold the mixture.

We want to keep much air in it thus the whisking and sifting the flour. It provides more air into the mixture, also folding the mixture gently to keep as much air as possible.

20141105-222534-80734826.jpgLastly add in the milk and mix it through.

Next is the earl grey one

20141107-224417-81857014.jpgThis step is to ‘Infuse’ the earl grey fragrance to the sugar. There is two way to do this; first way is to grind the tea leaves and sugar in a mortar and then rub them together, the second way is to put them into a food processor and blitz them up a couple of time. I don’t really own a mortar and pestle so i just prefer blitz them and then rub them together.

20141109-172607-62767272.jpgincorporate the earl grey sugar with the eggs

20141109-172719-62839503.jpgand beat the them until pale and fluffy

20141109-172806-62886275.jpgFold in the dry ingredients

Put the Madeleines mixture in the fridge for 1 hour.

20141109-172927-62967657.jpgthen transfer them into a pipping bag to make this part a little easier

20141109-173012-63012607.jpgPipe the batter into the madeleines molds only filling about ¾ of the shell.

20141109-173337-63217175.jpg

20141109-173338-63218142.jpgAnd bake them

20141109-182415-66255557.jpgLet them cool a bit

20141109-182456-66296042.jpgDrizzle with LOADS of chocolate

20141109-182554-66354211.jpgOkay maybe a little bit too much……

Have a grand november everybody!

This recipe is adapted from food52

Earl grey madeleines
• 3 tablespoons earl grey tea leaves
• 2/3 cup caster sugar
• 3 eggs at room temperature
• 2 tablespoons liquid honey
• 1/4 cup whole milk
• 1 1/4 cups flour
• 1 pinch of salt
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 8 tablespoons softened butter

How to make:
1) Put the sugar and earl grey tea leaves in a food processor and blitz them up. (For better result, grind the sugar and tea leaves in a mortar and rub the tea leaves with the sugar together).
2) Whisk the infused sugar and honey with the eggs until pale and fluffy
3) Sift the flour, salt, and baking powder into the egg mixture and fold, add in the melted butter and milk.
4) Put the mixture in the fridge for about 1 hour
5) Fill the molds with the mixture, not filling it too full
6) Bake at 460°F for about 2 to 3 minutes, until you see a small depression, then reduce the temperature of the oven to 390°F. Cook for an additional 4 minutes (the hump should start to form), then reduce to 350°F and cook for another 4 to 5 minutes, until the madeleines are golden and well rounded. In the end, your madeleines will cook between 10 and 12 minutes. Do not over bake or they will be too dry.
7) Let it slightly cooled and then drizzled with chocolate.

Green tea madeleines
• 1 tablespoon of good quality green tea powder
• 2/3 cup caster sugar
• 3 eggs at room temperature
• 2 tablespoons liquid honey
• 1/4 cup whole milk
• 1 1/4 cups flour
• 1 pinch of salt
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 8 tablespoons softened butter

How to make:
1) Whisk the sugar and honey with the eggs until pale and fluffy
3) Sift the flour, green tea powder, salt, and baking powder into the egg mixture and fold, add in the melted butter and milk.
4) Put the mixture in the fridge for about 1 hour
5) Fill the molds with the mixture, not filling it too full
6) Bake at 460°F for about 2 to 3 minutes, until you see a small depression, then reduce the temperature of the oven to 390°F. Cook for an additional 4 minutes (the hump should start to form), then reduce to 350°F and cook for another 4 to 5 minutes, until the madeleines are golden and well rounded. In the end, your madeleines will cook between 10 and 12 minutes. Do not over bake or they will be too dry.
7) Unmold immediately and let cool on a rack. Make sure that for each new batch the pan is cool and properly buttered and floured. They’re best eaten slightly warm, direct from the oven and cooled for a few minutes. But you can store them for a couple of days in an airtight container.
8) drizzle with chocolate if desired.