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Favourite Chocolate Delight : Exec Chef Sahil Desai, Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa, Goa

Chocolate unites us all!

If there ever was anything that everyone unanimously agreed upon, it would be about chocolate’s delicious taste.

During these tough times, it is essential to keep up your mood and nothing better than having a bite of a chocolate dessert!

Today’s Traveller invites Exec Chef Sahil Desai, Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa, Goa to share his favourite Choco Delight…

Chef Sahil Desai edited Favourite Chocolate Delight : Exec Chef Sahil Desai, Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa, Goa
Exec Chef Sahil Desai, Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa, Goa

Chocolate Almond Mud Cake

INGREDIENTS

Almond Mud Cake

  • Water                                                375 ML
  • Dark chocolate                                150 GRAMS
  • Butter                                                300 GRAMS
  • Sugar                                                 420 GRAMS
  • Flour                                                  320 GRAMS
  • Coco powder                                   37.5 GRAMS
  • Baking Soda                                     15 GRAMS
  • Chopped Almond                           150 GRAMS
  • Egg                                                     4 NO
  • Vanilla Essence                                5 ML

Chocolate Glaze

  • Dark Chocolate                               250 GRAMS
  • Coco butter                                      100 GRAMS
  • Almond flakes                                 100 GRAMS

Almond Crumble

  • Butter                                                50 GRAMS
  • Sugar                                                 50 GRAMS
  • Flour                                                  25 GRAMS
  • Almond Powder                            25 GRAMS

Whipping Ganache

  • Whip Cream (35%fat)           300 GRAMS
  • Glucose                                   12 GRAMS
  • White Chocolate                   100 GRAMS
  • Vanilla bean                           1 NO
Favourite Choco Delight - Chocolate Almond Mud Cake by Exec Chef Sahil Desai, Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa, Goa
Favourite Choco Delight – Chocolate Almond Mud Cake by Exec Chef Sahil Desai, Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa, Goa

METHOD

Almond Mud Cake

  • Pre heat the oven to 180 degree
  • Boil water and butter together
  • Add chocolate and whisk as the chocolate melts
  • Add sugar and continue to whisk in a dough machine. Then, add egg
  • Sieve the flour, soda and cocoa powder and add chopped almonds, mix it with the spatula
  • Add the mixture into to greased tray and bake it for 60 minutes at 180 degree

 Chocolate Glaze

  • In a sauce pan add water and place a mixing bowl on the top
  • Add chocolate and coco butter, whisk it till the chocolate melts
  • Remove from the pan and add the almond flakes
  • Pour the mixture on the top of the mud cake

Almond Crumble

  • Take a mixing bowl add all the ingredients together and mix it well
  • Spread the mixture into the baking tray and bake for 8-10 minutes at 180 degree
  • Remove from the oven allow it to cool down
  • Crumb it with spoon

Whipping Ganache

  • In a sauce pan add water and heat, place a mixing bowl on the top
  • Add half cream, glucose, vanilla bean and white chocolate chips in the bowl, whisk till all the chocolate is melted
  • Keep the mixture in the refrigerator and allow it to cool
  • Once the white chocolate ganache is chilled add rest of the cream and whisk it until the ganache is light and fluffy
  • Take a scoop with spoon and place on the top of the crumble

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