Got this from the Food Network TV website...
Recipe courtesy Gale Gand
Show: Sweet Dreams
Episode: Blasts from the Past
The cake is a classic French Biscuit au Beurre made with "Dutched" cocoa
powder, drizzling in the clarified butter at the end for a unique delicious
flavor. The filling used in the commercial version of this is probably made
with whipped shortening rather than butter but I just can't bring myself to
write a recipe with that ingredient as a filling. I did eat these for a year
straight when I was about 12 and hung out at my friend Jenny Marshall's house.
Her mom bought them but mine didn't. So I had to get my fill while playing at
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
6 tablespoons Dutch-processed cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup clarified butter, warm
3 cups confectioners' sugar
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 to 2 tablespoons heavy cream
12 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
2 ounces cocoa butter or 1/4 cup vegetable oil
Equipment: 2 half sheet pans with sides
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
To make the Cake: Butter the jelly roll pan and line it with parchment paper;
then butter the paper to assure release.
Bring a saucepan of water to a simmer.
In the bowl from a standing mixer, combine the eggs, yolks, sugar, vanilla in a
bowl and whisk briefly. Set the bowl over the simmering water and stir until
warm and the sugar looks dissolved. Attach the bowl to the standing mixer
fitted with a whisk, and whip until light and fluffy, about 6 minutes.
Meanwhile, sift together the flour, cocoa, and baking powder 3 times.
Remove the bowl from the mixer and, while folding the egg mixture, sift in the
flour mixture, little by little, until incorporated. Drizzle in the clarified
butter, while folding the batter.
Immediately pour the batter into the prepared pans dividing equally and smooth
the tops with a spatula. Bake until lightly browned and it starts to pull away
from the edges of the pan, about 14 to 16 minutes.
Remove the cakes from the oven and let sit in the pan for 1 minute. Run a knife
along the edge to release the cake then flip it out onto parchment paper. Brush
the paper (the one you lined the pan with) with water and let soak for 2
minutes. Peel it off the cake. Trim dry edges from the cake. Let cool covered
with plastic wrap.
To make the Filling: In the bowl of a standing mixer, combine the sugar and
butter and mix on low speed until well blended; then increase speed to medium
and beat for another 3 minutes. Add vanilla and cream and continue to beat on
medium speed for 1 minute more, adding more cream for spreading consistency, if
Spread the sponge cakes with a thin layer of the filling, leaving a 1/4-inch
space at the far edge. Roll the cake tightly on the long side until you have
rolled a 1 1/2-inch thick log. Cut the log off from the remaining sheet of cake
and place seam side-down. Repeat with remaining cake. Chill the logs for 30
minutes; then cut into 2 1/2-inch sections.
To make the Glaze: Melt the 2 ingredients together in the top of a double
boiler or a bowl set over barely simmering water, stirring occasionally. Line a
cookie sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat. One at a time,
gently drop the cake rolls into the hot chocolate. Lift out with a fork and let
excess chocolate drip back into the bowl. Place on the cookie sheet and let set
at room temperature until the coating is firm, about 1 to 2 hours.
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