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Even when they leave their native lands, some dishes are known by their original names. Mi-Cuit Chocolat goes into the category of untranslated, not because it is so well-known around the world by its French name, but because the English translation (“Half-Baked Chocolate”) is too pedestrian and not descriptive of the fine dessert it is.
This version (version I) is a thin layer of cake over a hot, chocolate filling.
A note about measurements: This recipe is originally a European one which is meant to be made measuring the ingredients in metric units. Made in this way, using a digital scale, the results vary little and it is easy to bake a successful Mi-Cuit every time. Measurements are provided in metric units on the related link.
You will also need:
1. A digital scale
2. An electric mixer, standing or handheld
3. Six 1/2-cup size ovenproof ramekins
4. A small strainer if you intend to sprinkle the baked desserts with cocoa and powdered sugar
5. A double boiler or a homemade bain-marie: the bain-marie is made out of a pot partially filled with water and a heatproof bowl that will fit in the rim of the pot without touching its bottom. Ideally, the water in the pot should not touch the bottom of the bowl, but for this recipe, if it does, it will still be alright.
1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
2. Butter the ramekins and put them in the refrigerator. (Putting them in the freezer for 5 or 10 minutes just before filling them with batter is ideal, but timing everything to include doing it is not always possible when you have other parts of a meal to prepare.)
3. Bring the water in the bottom of the double boiler or bain-marie to a simmer. Chop up the chocolate and melt it in the top part of the double boiler (or bowl of the homemade version).
4. When the chocolate is melted, stir in the butter and vanilla, then set this bowl aside.
5. Beat the eggs and sugar in the mixer until they form a pale yellow mixture that drops slowly from a spoon.
6. Continue to beat and slowly add the flour in a stream.
7. Stir in the melted chocolate mixture. (The batter may be made in advance up to this point, covered, and left at room temperature until you are ready to bake the mi-cuit.)
8. Divide the batter among the ramekins and bake them for exactly 12 minutes.
9. Place the ramekins on desert plates. Sprinkle them with cocoa powder and powdered sugar if you like. (A fresh strawberry placed at the side of each mi-cuit looks pretty.)
For another version of Mi-Cuit Chocolat, see my recipe box.
Recipe adapted from Guide Cuisine, a French cooking journal.
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