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Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Ingredients (serves 6):
320g (12oz) strong dark eating chocolate
Method: 1- Separate the eggs, placing the whites into a roomy bowl.
30g (1oz) unsalted butter
pinch of salt
2- Break the chocolate into small pieces and put them in another roomy bowl set over a pan with a centimetre of barely simmering water. Add the butter and allow both to gently melt. Stir occasionally.
3- In the meantime, add a pinch of salt to the egg whites and whisk to the soft peak (floppy) stage. In a separate bowl, break up the yolks.
4- When the chocolate and butter have melted and have been allowed to cool for a couple of minutes stir in the yolks.
5- Cut and fold in the whites in three batches until seamlessly combined. Pour into ramekins and refrigerate for a couple of hours to set.