This fairly simple recipe will make a big hit at your next party or family get together. It requires simple ingredients, that most will have on hand. Anything can be substituted. For example, the raspberry can be substituted for a strawberry or blueberry.
1 cup (240 ml) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
5 tbsp (75g) butter
½ tsp (2.5 ml) instant coffee
1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla
2 egg yolks
¼(1.25 ml) tsp salt
¼ cup (30 g) of flour
Cooking Spray (preferably the baking spray variety)
2 tbsp (13 g) Confectioner’s sugar
Vanilla Ice Cream
Preheat oven to 450F/232C
Spay 4 6-0z ramekins with cooking spray and set aside.
Melt chocolate chips and butter in a microwave in 30 sec increments until melted and smooth. Add coffee, vanilla and salt. Add in eggs and egg yolks.
Stir in flour. Fill each ramekin 2/3 of the way full.
NOTE: At this point you can cover each ramekin with foil and refrigerate until ready to bake and serve.
Place ramekins on a cookie sheet and bake for 10 mins. (NO LONGER!) Centers will still be concaved.
Allow to cool just until cool enough to handle. Place plate on top and flip ramekin over. Dust with powdered sugar and top with a fresh raspberry. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream
info on Ramekin:
A ramekin, also known as a bouillon bowl, is a small glazed ceramic or glass serving bowl used for the preparation and serving of various food dishes. The word is from French (as ramequin), and before that Middle Dutch and Middle Low German – see ramekin for details.
With a typical volume of 50–250 ml (1.8–8.8 imp fl oz; 1.7–8.5 US fl oz), ramekins are commonly used for serving a variety of dishes such as crème brûlée, French onion soup, molten chocolate cake, moin moin, cheese or egg dishes, poi, potted shrimps, ice cream, soufflé, baked cocottes, crumbles, or scallops, or used to serve side garnishes and condiments alongside an entrée. They also can be used for appetizers such as mixed olives.
Traditionally circular with a fluted exterior, ramekins can also be found in novelty shapes, such as flowers, hearts or stars.
Ramekins are often built to withstand high temperatures, as they are frequently used in ovens, or in the case of crème brûlée, exposed to the flame of a cooking torch.