Yesterday evening, I was the guest speaker for the March meeting, at the Anglophone Women’s Professional Networking Group. It took place at KPMG, LYON just one week after the 100th anniversary of The International Women’s Day. The theme was Women, starting over professionally. I changed it to: “Women, Start Your Revolution Now”. I took as much care, love and pleasure to prepare it as to bake this fondant chocolat orange.
Here is the keynote presentation which is be the starting point of my next BIG project, The Heroine’s Journey.
Meanwhile, as I’m at home, on this wednesday afternoon, supervising the children’s homework and writing, I felt like sharing the recipe with you, step by step, with illustrations, just like I did yesterday for my Heroine’s Journey. We spoke about Linus’s blanket (from peanuts), about freshly squeezed orange juice, about Pizza shaped wheels of life, about the blossoming of hyacinth and different flavours of change, in a woman’s life. Of course, we talked business facts and figures, with the Sheconomy and decided to craft a strategic professional business plan.
Again, stories, coaching, learning, leadership and recipes are always weaved together, just like on my blog. I struggled many years to keep them neatly separated, but they seem to be irresistibly attracted to one another!
Geronimarion, my other blog on posterous, the most personal and creative part of myself, is rubbing off on my professional website. I did a little survey yesterday and almost apologized (yes, I know, I shouldn’t but that’s the way I am!) for including cooking recipes recently. The response was immediate and univocal, it’s a big plus and a metaphor that speaks to many. So, welcome Dobby (my personal Elf)
Fondant à l’orange et coulis de chocolat noir.
It already feels warmier and cosier at home, while the children are busy doing their homework, or cycling to their friends house.
This is what you will need.
150 g butter
150 g sugar
125g flour, ½ pack of baking powder
200 g dark chocolate
- Mix the butter and the sugar and add one orange juice.
- Mix with one egg, then add another.
- Add the flour and the baking powder, and the chiseled zest of one orange.
- Put butter and flour in a round moule and fill it with the mixture.
Pour into a buttered cake pan. It looks like “un soleil cru” (raw sun). Bake the sun 10 minutes in a hot oven (200°).
Bake another 10 to 15 minutes at a lower temperature (170°).
Et voilà le soleil!
Here comes the sun!
You just have to prepare the chocolate coulis, just dark very good chocolate (like Nestlé Dessert) and 2 spoons of water. C’est tout! No extra milk, no extra butter. Non, non, non!
Simply put into the micro-wave for 1 or 2 minutes. Let it simmer and mix vigorously.
When the cake is cold, add the other orange juice, sprinkle with some orange zest and serve with the warm coulis au chocolat noir.
Gloomy Wedenesdays will never felt sunnier! When you have the opportunity, maybe next Sunday afternoon, bake your own sun. It will only cost you a few eggs, oranges, butter , flour and chocolate and it will enlighten your home! To be shared with generosity.