A favorite breakfast treat!
1-¾ cups flour
1 cup (232 g) heavy cream or whole milk, plus more for finishing
4 Tbsp (50 g) water
4 Tbsp (50 g) granulated sugar (or try light muscovado)
8 oz (227 g) Valrhona 55% dark chocolate (or similar premium dark chocolate between 53% and 55% cacao), chopped
For Perfect Hand-Whipped Cream:
1. Pour chilled heavy cream into a chilled mixing bowl
2. Add 1-1/2 Tbsp sugar
3. Add 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
4. Add 1 Tbsp Cognac (optional)
Beat vigorously back and forth (not circular) in the bowl for several minutes until whipped to slightly stiff peaks. Takes some effort, but so worth it!
ABOUT THE CHEF
Zach Townsend is the owner of Pure Chocolate Desserts by Zach and Dallas Chocolate Classes. He has spent more than 27 years in the world of chocolate, in France and the U.S. He is a contributing writer to Dessert Professional magazine. Zach’s chocolate desserts have been served by request to President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush. His chocolate classes are a fun event for food and dessert enthusiasts across the nation. Subscribe to his website to receive discounts on classes.