8 ounces high quality semisweet or bittersweet chocolate
1/2 cup cold coffee, rum, brandy or water
4 ounces (1 stick/1/2 cup/113g)) butter
6 eggs, separated
1/3 cup granulated sugar
Whipped Cream, for garnish
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C). Butter or spray 6 ramekins or 1 round (6 x 2-inch) cake pan.
In a double boiler melt chocolate, liquid, and butter. Beat egg yolks until light and fluffy. Add melted chocolate mixture. In bowl or mixer beat egg whites and sugar to stiff peak stage. Fold chocolate mixture into egg white and sugar mixture. Pour into ramekins or cake pan and bake in oven for about 20 minutes. Remove from oven and serve immediately. Garnish with whipped cream, if desired.
Makes 6 servings.