Daring Baker time again. Yippee! say the kids. Flourless chocolate cake with ice cream. The February 2009 challenge is hosted by Wendy of WMPE's blog and Dharm of Dad ~ Baker & Chef. We have chosen a Chocolate Valentino cake by Chef Wan; a Vanilla Ice Cream recipe from Dharm and a Vanilla Ice Cream recipe from Wendy as the challenge.
For a flourless cake you need four things: that's it. A double-boiler melted combination of chocolate and butter, stiff-peaked egg whites, and egg yolks. Sure you could throw in a little vanilla or a little espresso or salt. These would be great dimensions. But the greatness of this thing lies in it's simplicity. Oh yeah, I guess you'd need a buttered pan too, if you're being picky.
My interpretation of this month's challenge was creating a triple shot ice cream - coffee flavored ice cream with ground espresso and chocolate covered espresso beans. For you coffee lovers, yes, it was as good as it sounds. It *made* the dessert. So did the chocolate ganache sauce that it was all swimming in. Yum. If only I hadn't tried to restart my diet again this week. Sigh.
Below is a new function I'm trying out where you can more easily see my whole Flickr album for this challenge. What do you think?