The countdown to Christmas is here. I recently returned to Spain to celebrate the holidays with my family. It’s great to be back, but I would skip the 8 hour plane ride if I could… It’s not that bad though. I do enjoy flying and it goes by fast enough that I barely sleep. I really look forward to seeing all of my family. Let’s see if I can cook with my grandma and post some recipes.
I apologize If I don’t post for a while, but I’m not sure how much time I’ll have. I will do my best. If you are on Facebook or Instagram, I will definitely post some local and traditional Spanish food there.
For today, I made something very “chocolatey”. It is called Coulant de Chocolate. I used to make it a lot back in college with one of my friends. The beauty of this dessert is that you can freeze them, and whenever you have a craving for chocolate, you can just pop them in the oven for 15 minutes. I would describe this dessert as a mini chocolate cake with melted chocolate inside. Trust me, its super delicious.
Ingredients for 4-5 coulants (depending on the size of the mold or ramekin that you use).
3 eggs at room temperature
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons butter
5 ounces or 3/4 cup chocolate chips
1 tablespoon cocoa
1/3 cup flour
1 pinch salt
Melt the chocolate. Once the chocolate is melted add the butter, stir until melted. Set aside and let it cool down.
Meanwhile, mix the flour and the cocoa in a bowl. Set aside.
Whisk the eggs and slowly add the sugar. Then slowly, add the melted chocolate into the egg mixture. (Make sure it is at room temperature or you will cook the eggs!). When incorporated, add the flour and cocoa mixture. Finally, add the pinch of salt.
Pour the mixture into the molds and put them into the freezer. Leave them there for at least 2 hours or… for a month!
Bake them at 390F for 15 minutes.
Bon profit y felices fiestas! (happy holidays!)