French Market Recipe 2023 52 Marquise au chocolat Rich chocolate marquise

Published on: 4 January 2024
French Market Recipe 2023 52
Marquise au chocolat
Rich chocolate marquiseIngredients   

  • 500g dark chocolate
  • 50g castor sugar
  • 8 eggs
  • 150g unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon cognac
  • 250 ml thick cream
  • Punnet mixed berries- blueberries/raspberries/strawberries


  1. Separate eggs, place 8 yolks in one container, place 5 egg whites in a separate container, the remaining 3 egg whites can be used for another recipe.
  2. Cut butter into small pieces put aside
  3. Cut chocolate into small pieces
  4. Place chocolate in the top of a double boiler, (or in a bowl placed over a larger bowl containing hot water) and stir the chocolate with a wooden spoon until it melts.
  5. Take the bowl off the heat and stir in the butter and sugar until completely blended
  6. Add one egg yolk at a time and beat in hard until completely blended, then add next yolk until all yolks beaten in.
  7. In a separate bowl, whisk the 5 egg whites until stiff
  8. Lightly fold the stiff egg whites into the chocolate mixture
  9. Finally add the Cognac and lightly mix in
  10. Spoon into a greased chocolate mould or deep pudding bowl and chill in fridge for several hours.
  11. Whisk cream until thick
  12. Turn out the chocolate dessert onto a flat serving plate
  13. Spread the cream all over the chocolate until completely covered
  14. Decorate with the fresh berries, if the cream is a bit soft then place the berries all around the base of the dessert.

Serve straight away with a glass of Mailly Grand Cru Champagne or a glass of Cognac from the French Market shop in Cape Town or order online with us.

Bon Appétit  
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