Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tasty Tuesday! Michael's Flourless Chocolate Gateau

Sadly.....I think summer is just about un-officially over here in Oklahoma.  The days are struggling to get into the mid 70's and the nights are dropping to the low 50's.  I've never bothered to look on the calendar for the beginning of fall, we may have already passed it for all I know....  You can always tell in Oklahoma when you break that cycle of blistering hot days.....it's time to find some long-sleeves because you will need them pretty quickly.

I have a LOT of Dutch oven recipes in the back of my mind for the coming weeks but as I was coming home from the kids soccer game, I had one of those chocolate covered granola bars....the first chocolate in I don't know how long.  I brought drinks and snacks for the boys after the game and had some of these left over.  It reminded me how much I LOVE chocolate and I just had to post this recipe of Michael's. 

Many of you are familiar with him from past blog posts but for those of you that are new, Michael is a family friend and 5 star chef and owner of Michael Fusco's Riverside Grill in Tulsa, OK.  Everytime I think he cannot possibly out-do himself, he proves me wrong.  When you eat at his restaurant....you WILL tell all your friends about it!!  It is better than you could imagine and it's also Gluten free!!

Let's get to the recipe!

Ingredients: Chocolate Mousse

8 oz Bittersweet Chocolate (Callebaut Chocolate from Belgium is used here)

1 cup Heavy Cream

1 Whole Egg

2 Egg Whites

2 Egg Yolks

In a double boiler, melt chocolate.

Combine whole eggs with egg yolks.

Whip heavy cream to stiff peaks.  Whip egg whites to stiff peaks.  Whip whole egg mix into chocolate until smooth.  Fold whipped whites into chocolate two thirds of the way, then fold whipped cream into chocolate taking care not to over mix.  Place into cooler to set.

I don't know the proper name of this mold at the time of posting but it is a triangular mold that you can buy at most good restaurant supply vendors.
Ingredients: Chocolate Flourless Cake

1 3/4 LB Bittersweet Chocolate (Callebaut mentioned above)

1 LB Butter

1 LB Sugar

1 cup sugar

8 whole eggs

TT - Coffe Extract (To Taste - you can also use Amaretto or other flavoring)

In a double broiler, melt the chocolate and butter.  Combine sugar and coffe extract and bring to a boil.  Add the coffe and sugar mixture to the melted chocolate and whip until smooth.  Whip in whole eggs one at a time until smooth.  Line the bottom of a 10"X15" baking pan with wax paper and pour the chocolate into the pan.  Bake at 250 degrees for about two hours or until the middle of the cake is set.  When done, let the cake rest at room temperature for 1 hour before putting in the refrigerator.  Let chill overnight before unmolding or cutting.

After your cake has chilled, you will cut it into thin strips the width of your mold and place on top of the mousse covering with wax paper ends for the final chill.  After chilling, carefully pull the gateau out of the mold and garnish with a bit of whip cream and a fruit topping of your choice.

This is a picture of the flourless cake placed on top of the mousse before the final chill.

Words cannot do justice to this dessert!!

For obvious reasons, (your waistline!) this is not a dessert that you would want to have every week, no matter how much your tastebuds demanded it.  It is however, a fantastic choice for a special dinner with that person in your life, birthday, anniversary, etc....  I cannot put into words how delicious this was and since it has been several weeks ago that I had it, I'm ready to have it again!!  If you missed it last week, make sure to check out Video Testimonial Friday - Joseph's Story!!


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Couscous & Consciousness said...

Looks and sounds divine - yum :-)

Priya said...

Cake looks absolutely delicious..

girlichef said...

Definitely decadent!! How 'bout once a month? Is that too often for a slice? Seriously looks amazing...thank you for sharing it w/ the hearth and soul hop this week!

Cathy Payne said...

Thank you so much for posting! I know what I will be serving at Christmas! Maybe I need to test the recipe a few times before then, LOL!

Linda said...

I wish it was more fall like here in Maryland. We had weather in the upper 90s a few days ago! This dessert looks amazing. I'm not a huge chocolate fan, but I'm sure I would like this. Thanks for sharing it.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful dessert. When they are this elegant, it can be hard to believe they are gluten free.

Heather said...

mmmm! now i know what i'm making for my birthday cake this year! :)

Butterpoweredbike said...

Wow, this looks so decadent, definitely one of those kinds of desserts that you'd have to share a slice for the pleasure of it. Thanks for linking to the Hearth and Soul hop.

J L Health 918-836-0565 said...

It was MY pleasure ladies......believe me!! Thanks for all the kind words!!


judee@glutenfreeA-Z said...

I love flourless baking.. Rich and chocolatey.. great cake for entertaining.. thanks.

Cook of the House said...

I was reading your post and a craving came on so I had to run and get some chocolate and now I am eating chocolate while looking at your amazing cake. Yum.

a moderate life said...

Jay-man, you are in so much trouble because I want a piece of this cake and I want it NOW! What a beautiful presentation! Thanks so much as always for sharing on the hearth and soul hop! Hugs! Alex@amoderatelife

Turning the Clock Back said...

that looks so rich! And what beautiful presention!

Thanks for stopping by for What's Cooking Wednesday...come back next week and link up again!


April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

Oh my! That is just gorgeous and I can only imagine how delicious it tastes. I'm bookmarking this one!

Christy said...

I only want a little taste, just a bite - I know I would love it but that it would just be to rich and chocolatey for me. The way you present it in the picture - heavenly! Thanks for sharing with us at the hearth and soul hop!

Alison said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmm. We had 3 different types of flourless cakes at our wedding... of course one was chocolate and this one reminded me of it!! Thank you for sharing! ~Prairie Story