Chocolate Lover´s Obsession - Molten Cake with American Pistachio Crust

15 pastries @ 128 g /4.5 oz
Batter g/ml lbs./oz Baker's % Yield % Notes
Butter, 40% fat 400 g 14 oz 200.00 % 20.78 %
Dark chocolate, 64% cocoa 360 g 12.5 oz 180.00 % 18.70 %
Sugar, powdered 400 g 14 oz 200.00 % 20.78 %
Egg yolk, pasteurized 160 ml 5.5 oz 80.00 % 8.31 %
Egg whole, pasteurized 400 ml 14 oz 200.00 % 20.78 %
Flour, cake 200 g 7 oz 100.00 % 10.39 %
Vanilla, extract 5 g 1 tsp 2.50 % 0.26 %
Pistachios, ground as needed as needed
Total 1925 g 4 lbs 3 oz 962.50 % 100.00 %


Brush 15 ceramic cups or 4 oz utility foil cups with melted butter and coat with ground pistachios nuts. Melt butter and chocolate over bain marie, set aside. Sift sugar, set aside. Sift flour, set aside. Temper eggs and egg yolks to 75°F / 24°C. Add the sugar to the chocolate/butter mixture combine with a whisk. Add the eggs slowly to the mixture combine with a whisk. Add flour at once and mix until homogenous. Add the vanilla and mix until well incorporated. Divide equally into 15 prepared ceramic cups (2.75 inches / 7 cm wide and 1.5 inches / 4 cm deep), using a 4 oz / 120 ml ladle. Refrigerate and bake to order at 375°F / 190°C for 12 minutes.

Serve with raspberry sauce, crème anglaise, heavy whipped cream and mint leave. Tulip decoration and powdered sugar optional.

If you bake freshly prepared desserts without refrigeration, bake for + - 7 to 8 minutes at 400°F / 205°C. Use pasteurized eggs and egg yolks only.

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fun facts

Pistachios, when eaten with high-carbohydrate foods, may result in lower than expected blood sugar levels, an important factor in reducing risk of diabetes.

According to a Penn State University study, it is suggested that pistachios reduce the body's biological response to stress.

One serving of pistachios has as much potassium (300mg, 8%) as an orange (250mg, 7%).

Pistachios are high in phytosterols which may lower cholesterol levels and decrease the risk of heart disease. In animal studies phytosterols have been shown to potentially have anti-cancer properties.

One serving of pistachios is 49 nuts, more than any other tree nut.

Forty-nine pistachios serve up to 20 percent of your Daily Value of B6, about the same as half an avocado.

You can obtain more dietary fiber from a serving of pistachios (3g) than a 1/2 cup of cooked broccoli, and the same amount of dietary fiber as an orange or an apple — approximately 10 percent of the Daily Value.

Just a single serving of pistachios provides you with the same amount of protein in a one-ounce serving of soybeans and can serve as a protein alternative to meat, poultry or beans according to the USDA Food Guide Pyramid.

Pistachios are a naturally cholesterol-free snack and contain just 1.5 grams of saturated fat.

Celebrate the greatness of nuts! October 22 is National Nut Day and February 26 is National Pistachio Day!