For a brief time I worked in the bakery at Fort Edmonton Park, catering to private functions within the park. During my time at Fort Edmonton Park, I learned how to make multiple dishes while working next to a classically trained French pastry chef.
Working at the Fort Edmonton Park bakery was one of the most rewarding experiences I have had. Constantly working on different menus truly helped me widen my culinary horizons by working on different types of baking from around the world.
Gateau au chocolat is by far my favourite dessert that I learned to make. Gateau au chocolat is a French take on chocolate cake. If you absolutely love chocolate this is the dessert for you! Just picture a thin fudgy chocolate layer, delicious by itself or if you want to make it even more decadent, top it off with a ganache and some fresh raspberries and it is like heaven in your mouth. Safe to say I could eat a whole tray in one seating,
What you will need to make this delicious cake is rather simple and quick
- 200g 70% dark chocolate
- 200g unsalted butter
- 5 whole eggs
- 230g sugar
- 1tbsp flour
- Melt the chocolate and butter over a Bain Marie (double boiler), let cool slightly
- Once melted whisk in whole eggs till smooth paste forms
- Once eggs are nicely incorporated add in the sugar and flour
- Bake for 45 minutes at 375.c
- Once cooled a little place in cooler to chill
Finish off with chocolate ganache, chocolate shavings and fresh raspberries
And for those of you who love chocolate but can’t have gluten, the flour can easily be removed from the recipe still yielding the amazing chocolate taste we all love!