Bittersweet Chocolate Bombes


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  1. 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  2. 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  3. 1 large egg
  4. 1 large egg yolk
  5. 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  6. 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  7. 1 teaspoon confectioners' sugar
  8. Fresh raspberries and mint leaves, for garnish (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Butter two 1-cup ramekins and set them on a small baking sheet. In a small saucepan, melt the chocolate and butter over low heat, stirring occasionally. Let cool completely.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the egg, egg yolk and granulated sugar. Set the bowl over a pan of simmering water and beat at high speed until the mixture is thick and warm, about 4 minutes. Off the heat, continue beating the mixture until thick enough to form a slowly dissolving ribbon when a beater is lifted, about 2 minutes.