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    Chocolate Cake With Salted Basil Ganache

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    2 hrs

    1 hrs 30 mins

    30 mins

    marisk's Note:

    FoodNetwork.com: Chef Stephanie Izard Top Chef, Season 4, Episode 7. The ingredient Fromage blanc with fat content may be added to hot liquids to make a sauce that will not curdle. It can also be whipped for increased volume.

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    Ingredients:

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    CAKE

    FILLING

    GANACHE

    LEMON REDUCTION

    POMEGRANATE REDUCTION

    Directions:

    1. 1
      CAKE: Melt chocolate and butter with basil over water bath. Meanwhile, whisk whites until soft peaks and add in sugar and whisk until stiff peaks. When chocolate has melted, let cool for one minute.
    2. 2
      Set a bowl strainer over the yolks and push chocolate through with spatula. Whisk chocolate and yolks together to combine and fold in whites. Spray 1/4 sheet with oil cooking spray and add in butter. Bake at 350 degrees approximately 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool.
    3. 3
      FILLING: Whisk all ingredients together.
    4. 4
      GANACHE: Heat cream with basil. Strain and whisk into chocolate. Season with salt.
    5. 5
      LEMON REDUCTION: Reduce ingredients together until syrupy.
    6. 6
      POMEGRANATE REDUCTION: Reduce ingredients to syrupy consistency and strain.

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    Nutritional Facts for Chocolate Cake With Salted Basil Ganache

    Serving Size: 1 (243 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 522.6
     
    Calories from Fat 280
    53%
    Total Fat 31.1 g
    47%
    Saturated Fat 18.0 g
    90%
    Cholesterol 281.9 mg
    93%
    Sodium 147.6 mg
    6%
    Total Carbohydrate 59.2 g
    19%
    Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
    3%
    Sugars 53.8 g
    215%
    Protein 5.6 g
    11%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    basil

    fromage blanc

    basil

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