I discovered this recipe today and was very surprised. If you want a quick and easy, VERY chocolatey dessert. Here is your answer.
Making this is a matter of technique instead of a ton of ingredients and time. So, here it goes:
3/4 cup of water
8 oz Bittersweet chocolate
whipped cream for topping
ice and water for ice bath
You will also need:
Large bowl and smaller bowl that will fit inside with a little space (for making an ice bath)
whisk or electric beater with whisk attachment
spatula and/or spoon
Yeah, I know. That's it.
Put ice and water into large bowl and fill about 1/2 to 3/4 with water.
Pour the 3/4 cup of water into a saucepan and heat over medium heat until hot but not boiling. Break up chocolate into water and whisk until you have a smooth sauce.
Pour sauce into smaller bowl and set it into the ice bath. Immediately start to beat the chocolate with the electric beater (recommended) or whisk. As the chocolate cools it will incorporate air into the chocolate and begin to thicken and stiffen. Immediately remove from bowl so it does not begin to harden.
Spoon into ramekins and top with whipped cream and enjoy!
P.S. if the process isn't working, you can always put it back in the saucepan and start over, thicken it or thin it or just to smooth it out if it starts to get lumpy. The leftovers can be put in the refrigerator and heated up later to do it again. I'm sure it will make a great sauce as well.