All posts tagged: chocolate

Chocolate Ganache With Black Sesame and Miso

In this highly sophisticated confection, soft chocolate ganache and crumbly black sesame streusel sit on top of a salty-sweet black sesame and miso cream. Eaten together, the flavors veer toward the savory side — as perfect for people who don’t usually like sweets as it is for dessert lovers looking for nuance and depth. Ingredients FOR THE SESAME-MISO CREAM: 1 cup/240 milliliters whole milk 1 teaspoon powdered gelatin 1 cup/240 milliliters heavy cream ¼ cup/80 grams honey, more to taste 7 tablespoons/120 grams black sesame paste (see note) ¼ cup/58 grams sweet miso (see note, or use 2 tablespoons/29 grams white Shiro miso) FOR THE GANACHE: ¾ cup/150 grams chopped dark chocolate (around 70 percent) ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons/150 grams heavy cream 1 ½ tablespoons/30 grams light corn syrup or honey 1 ½ tablespoons/20 grams unsalted butter, at room temperature FOR THE CHOCOLATE BLACK-SESAME STREUSEL: ¼ cup/50 grams finely chopped dark chocolate (around 70 percent) 4 tablespoons/66 grams unsalted butter, cold and cut into 1/2-inch cubes ⅓ cup plus 1 tablespoon/50 grams all-purpose flour …

Karleksmums: The Love Cake

Serves 8-10 Ingredients 3 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder 100 mL whole milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 175 g butter 225 g granulated sugar 2 eggs 225 g cake flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt Topping: 150 g icing sugar, sifted 50 g butter 1 generous tablespoon cocoa powder 1/2 teaspoon vanilla sugar 4 tablespoons strong filter coffee 50 g desiccated coconut, plus extra to decorate Coarse sea salt, to decorate 20 cm deep round cake pan, greased and lined with baking parchment Directions Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) Gas 4. In a bowl, mix together the cocoa with 100 mL of boiling water to make a thick paste. Leave to cool. Gradually pour in the milk and stir well until combined and smooth. In a separate bowl, mix together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs one by one, mixing well between each addition and taking care that they are completely incorporated. In a third bowl, sift together the flour, vanilla extract, baking soda, and salt. Add the flour and …