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Chocolate Terrine

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So rich and delicious, you wouldn't even believe it - a slice of Chocolate Terrine (especially served with raspberry sauce) is the perfect end to any meal. Slightly more airy than flourless chocolate cake (or cupcakes), this terrine is amazingly delicious and somehow light and dense at the same time (in addition to being gluten-free).
 
 
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Step 1: You'll Need. . .

Software:
  • 1/3 cup cream, cold
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 shot of espresso (or 1/4 cup very strong coffee)
  • 2 eggs and 1 yolk, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • (optional) 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/4 teaspoon chocolate extract, pinch of salt
Hardware:
  • Loaf pan
  • Foil
  • Pan large enough for the loaf pan to sit in with about an inch of space around it
  • Two mixing bowls
  • Another small bowl
  • Whisk and very strong arms (or an electric mixer)
  • A spatula or spoon
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Pot of water to assist in melting chocolate if needed (optional)
Serving Suggestion:
  • Red Raspberry Coulis and Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream (approximately 1/2 cup cream whipped together with 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract, and 1-2 tablespoons powdered sugar)

Step 2: Strong Arms Are Suggested

Make sure eggs are room temperature before whipping (if you need to cheat, put uncracked eggs in warm (not hot!) water for a few minutes). The cream, however, must be cold.
  1. In a cold bowl, whip the cream to soft peaks and put in fridge
  2. Place the chocolate into a small bowl and add the hot espresso. Allow to sit a few moments so the chocolate can melt, then stir until the mixture is totally melted
  3. Crack the eggs in new bowl, and add the additional egg yolk
  4. Add the sugar and whisk until combined. This mixture should feel warm (if it feels cool, place if over a pot of warm water for a few moments, whisking to prevent curdling).
  5. Once the sugar is dissolved, whip the eggs until they have tripled in volume
yum!
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flyingpuppy2 years ago
Sounds like this would melt in your mouth with all that cream & whipped eggs!
shesparticular (author)  flyingpuppy2 years ago
It's somehow really light yet dense and super rich at the same time - seriously delicious!
Wow!
shesparticular (author)  lynnejackson2 years ago
Thanks!
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