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CHOCOLATE BOUCHONS !!!! (Bouchons au Chocolate)

Chocolate Bouchon  was in my to do list for loooooong time.  In our recent trip to Nashville we had it for our brunch, from that time we were really craving for this again,  So thought of making it as a Christmas treat.  These small, brownie-like cakes are from Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bakery.   They are named for their shape, which resembles a cork, or bouchon in French; they are very rich and chocolaty, baked with the chocolate chips in the batter and dusted with confectioners’ sugar.  These dessert are quite rich and chocolatey and tastes in between a brownie and a cake.  

Recipe Source :  Thomas Keller(Bouchon Bakery)

Ingredients :

Yields 12

All purpose flour - 3/4 cup
Unsweetened cocoa powder - 1 cup
Kosher salt - 1 teaspoon
Eggs - 3 large
Granulated sugar - 1 1/2 cups plus 3 tbsp
Vanilla extract - 1/2 teaspoon
Unsalted butter, melted and slightly warm - 24 tablespoons (3 sticks)
Semisweet chocolate, such as Valrhona Equatoriale (55%) chopped into pieces the size of chocolate chips -  6 ounces
Confectioner sugar - For dusting

Method :

Butter and flour the timbale molds. 

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour 12 timbale molds. Set aside.
2. Sift the flour, cocoa powder, and salt into a bowl; set aside. In the bowl of a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or in another large bowl if using a handheld mixer, mix together the eggs and sugar on medium speed for about 3 minutes, or until very pale in color. Mix in the vanilla. On low speed, add about 1/3 of the dry ingredients, then 1/3 of the butter, and continue alternating with the remaining flour and butter. Add the chocolate and mix to combine. (The batter can be refrigerated for up to a day.)
3. Put the timbale molds on a baking sheet. Place the batter in a pastry bag without a tip, or with a large plain tip, and fill each mold about 2/3 full. (I just scooped the batter in rather than piping it.) Place in the oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. When the tops look shiny and set (like a brownie), test one cake with a wooden skewer or toothpick. It should come out clean but not dry (there may be some melted chocolate from the chopped chocolate). Transfer the bouchons to a cooling rack. After a couple of minutes, invert the timbale molds and let the bouchons cool upside down in the molds; then lift off the molds. (The bouchons are best eaten the day they are baked.)
4. Dust the tops with confectioners’ sugar before serving.

Before ending the post I Wish you all Merry Christmas !!!!  See you :)

Reva  – (December 22, 2011 at 12:53 AM)  

Wow Pavi, U have outdone yourself... The white Christmas theme is beautiful but we are having a very warm Christmas here in UK.
I love these cute tiny cakes...very festive ..:)
This is the first time I am coming across this name.. surely it must have been a treat..
Pics are awesome..:)
Very well done girl..:)) Keep it up..

Shanavi  – (December 22, 2011 at 12:56 AM)  

Wooow..loks really festive Pavi, Perfect treat for X'mas..Rich n choclatey..loooove it..

Umm Mymoonah  – (December 22, 2011 at 1:43 AM)  

Wow! Very gooey and yummy! Love that white bright picture, beautiful.

Sarah  – (December 22, 2011 at 1:50 AM)  

gorgeous clicks! love the dreamy white Christmas!!! the bouchons look awesome... though i havent eaten it... must have been divine!

Archana  – (December 22, 2011 at 2:27 AM)  

Ummmmmmmmmm love it lovely clicks and these bouchons are new to me but are so yummy. My kids have threatened me with dire consequences if I bake any more cakes but this is not a cake is it?:) ;). They will love these.

Radhika  – (December 22, 2011 at 2:51 AM)  

Lovely clicks Pavi, first time I'm hearing of this but love the texture of it.

Priya Suresh  – (December 22, 2011 at 4:23 AM)  

Omg, super delicious chocolate bouchons,stunning clicks,prefect holiday treats..

Faseela  – (December 22, 2011 at 5:13 AM)  

Awesome clicks pavi...delicious bouchons.......

Sumi  – (December 22, 2011 at 8:00 AM)  

Wow, you brought out the holiday mood through the pictures..the bouchons look exotic.

Sarah Naveen  – (December 22, 2011 at 9:24 AM)  

I am always awed by your pics dear !!! totally christmas feel!
Merry Christmas Dear !

Reshmi Mahesh  – (December 22, 2011 at 10:13 AM) beautiful clicks...Recipe is very new...Never heard of the name also...but it looks irresistible and yummy...Happy Christmas dear..

Poornima Nair  – (December 22, 2011 at 4:40 PM)  

The bouchons look heavenly, fabulous dessert!

FewMinute Wonders  – (December 22, 2011 at 7:30 PM)  

Awesome looking clicks.HAve never tried Bouchons before. Will give it a try sometime. HAppy holidays.

Unknown  – (December 23, 2011 at 12:53 AM)  

Looks so delicious...yummy looking. Merry xmas and happy hols to u too

Rachana  – (December 25, 2011 at 5:39 PM)  

This post has such a beautiful Christmas feel to it. The bouchons look delicious.

Vidhya  – (December 25, 2011 at 8:48 PM)  

Chocolate bouchons looks irresistable.

Cool Lassi(e)  – (December 26, 2011 at 9:37 AM)  

Hi Dear, an awesome dessert post. Love it! Merry Christmas to you to!

I got that big fat heavy kadai from Walmart. If you have a super walmart in your area check it out. The brand is called "back to basics" or "Basics" i think. It cost me about 12 bucks but totally worth it! You may have to season the pan initially!

SpicyTasty  – (December 27, 2011 at 8:45 PM)  

Wow! lovely pictures and yummy bouchons...

Rosa's Yummy Yums  – (December 28, 2011 at 3:07 AM)  

Gorgeous bouchons! A fabulous Xmas dessert.

Best wishes fro 2012!


Rosa  – (December 30, 2011 at 4:43 AM)  

lovely pics..i think your a wonderful photographer.....

Namitha  – (December 30, 2011 at 1:31 PM)  

Beautiful post Pavi
Wish you a wonderful 2012 !!

Angie's Recipes  – (December 30, 2011 at 1:51 PM)  

Wonderful chocolate bouchons!
Happy New Year!

Kris Ngoei  – (December 31, 2011 at 12:35 AM)  

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Very scrumptious looking bouchons! And these pictures bring the best of festive mood and joy!

Cooking Rookie  – (December 31, 2011 at 1:59 AM)  

They look so delicious! And the photos are just amazing! I wish we had a white Christmas here... Happy 2012 to you, Pavi!

Torviewtoronto  – (December 31, 2011 at 9:43 AM)  

this looks wonderful lovely pictures

Magic of Spice  – (December 31, 2011 at 11:02 AM)  

Happy New Year!
These are so delightful and make a perfect treat for celebrating :)

Deeps @ Naughty Curry  – (January 4, 2012 at 4:40 AM)  

looks so chocolatey & delecious! :) love the cute shape too

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