in France May 1st is our Labor Day. It is a "non working day" of course but on top the tradition is to offer everyone you visit, a bunch of Lilly of the valley.
- 250gr of good bitter chocolate (Valrhona is excellent)
- 80gr de powdered sugar(caster)
- 2 TBS flour
- 4 eggs
- 125gr softened butter (a stick is 100gr)
break the chocolate into pieces, add a TBS of water and melt in the microwave for about 1mn. Make sure not to overcook it.
Stir with a spatula.
Cut butter in small pieces and stir into the melted chocolate.
Add sugar, flour and whole eggs one at a time.
Pour this batter into you mold .(buttered and floured if not non-stick one).
Bake (double boiling method) at 180°C for about 30mn. (350F)
Middle of the cake should be firm when touching with your finger.
Let it cool and remove from mold.
Then you can cut circles (size to match with your clay pot).
I use rubber mold ( Demarle, flexipan brand) so I do not have to butter and flour the mold. Also double boiling is not necessary.
You can either use a large mold and you’ll cut the circles out of it.
Or use individual molds and then you’ll choose the clay pot according to the size of your molds.
If you use individual molds, the cakes are cooked before 30mn.
You should experiment with your molds and oven.