1 cup dark chocolate pieces 1杯黑巧克力渣
1 cup butter 1杯黄油
3/4 cup sugar 3/4杯白砂糖
3 eggs 3只鸡蛋
2/3 cup cake flour 2/3杯面包粉
A pinch of baking powder 一小撮发酵粉
1/4 cup walnuts chopped 1/4杯切碎的核桃仁
Melt the chocolate in a bain-marie. Once the chocolate melts, add the butter. (If you do not have a bain-marie, you can use a pan full of water with a pot in it. Pour the chocolate and butter in the pot.) Set aside the mixture once it’s melted.
Add in the sugar and whole eggs. Beat the mixture with a wooden spoon until you obtain a fluffy texture.
Add the flour and baking powder together. Add the walnuts.
Pour the mixture in a greased mold or non-stick bakeware. Bake at 180℃ for 30 to 40 minutes. Let it cool for 45 minutes, or if you can wait, until the morning.
Frédéric Le Gac is the executive pastry chef at The Westin Beijing Financial Street. This French native obtained his diploma in bakery’s craft and trade, pastry and confectionery while working as an apprentice from 1994 to 1998. He has over 18 years of experience, and has worked at leading luxury hotels in France, Egypt, the US, the Middle East, Norway, Belgium, and now Beijing. When not whipping up sweet confectionery, Chef Frédéric pursues his interests in music, travel and photography.
photo by mitchell pe masilum