I was looking through the Tuesday With Dorie recipes that I missed because we were allowed to pick whatever recipe we wanted that we’d missed in the past.
I was actually going to just skip it because we’ve definitely had enough chocolate/cookies/goodies around here. But I decided to make it since we had some friends over for dinner who are here from Kansas. (Thanks for coming over, Berghouts! So fun to see you.)
I saw on the P&Q that Valerie was going to make the Almost-Fudge Gateau and just in my browsing it had already caught my eye. So I decided that’s what I’d make.
The super rich, decadent almost-too-fudgy gateau was easy to make and baked off without a hitch. Mine didn’t even sink in the middle as Dorie said it might. She suggested putting the glaze on the bottom side, but I decided to just do it on the top since it wasn’t cracked or sunken in the middle.
I’m taking it easy on eating so much/so many goodies for a while, so I only took a little bite of Kevin’s piece of the gateau and it’s really fudgy, rich and tasted great. Everyone liked it. I omitted the coffee and forgot to add the water instead. I made the cake with 70% dark chocolate and the ganache with semi sweet chocolate as that was all I had left.
The middle of the gateau was just slightly underdone (I baked it 30 minutes), but that actually just made it fudgier. I would probably make this again for someone who really loves chocolate.
I made a darn good dinner to go with the chocolate as well and will be sharing that with you very soon!
Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and have a fantastic New Year!