Yesterday evening I had the feeling that I need to bake or at least to prepare something sweet. I thought it is just the right moment to try another recepie by Pierre Hermé. In the book I found these lovely chocolate croquettes which are not time consuming and quite fast. Besides I thought it is a nice challenge to try something new. While cutting the chocolate mixture in pieces I found out that it is better to use a spoon instead of the knife because with the help of the spoon I could get the small pieces better out of the form and still could form them while coating in coconut flakes.
145 g dark chocolate
115 g butter
3 drops tabasco
3 egg yolks
30 g sugar
1 egg and coconut flakes for coating
Melt chocolate over stream. Melt butter together with tabasco and put aside. Whisk sugar with egg and egg yolks, add molten chocolate, mix well. Stir in melted butter. Pour mixture in a form so that it is about 2,5 cm thick. Put for 2 hours in the fridge. Cut in small pieces and cover with egg and coconut flakes. Freeze for 2 hours and deep fry in oil until gold brown.