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Hot Baked Chocolate Chaud

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4-5 individual portions
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35 minutes
Prep: | Cook: | Servings: 4-5 individual portions

Welcome to eating your hot cocoa baked.  This is a very simple dish to prepare, yet it makes for a truly decadent chocolate dessert and it’s easy to double or triple if you need to for a larger gathering.

In my experience the kids and adults alike in your family will find it equally irresistible.  You can pair the dessert with a good port or sauterne for the big people.

Ingredients

  • 9 ounces good bittersweet chocolate, chopped small
  • 3 ounces unsalted butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1-2 cups miniature marshmallows

Directions

  1. Melt butter and chocolate in a double boiler.
  2. Put sugar and eggs in a bowl, warm them slightly over warm water until warm to the touch but not cooked.
  3. Whip sugar and eggs with a whisk until very light and frothy, about 5 minutes.
  4. Carefully fold eggs into the chocolate mixture, being careful not to over mix and cause eggs to deflate.
  5. Pour into wide coffee mugs. Bake in a water bath at 350°F for 20 minutes.
  6. Remove from water bath and top with marshmallows. Bake 5 more minutes until golden – watch carefully.

Note:  You may make this ahead through step 5, just cool them and refrigerate up to a day or two.  When ready to serve, remove and reheat in oven for 10-15 minutes in a pre-heated water bath.

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