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How to make Chocolate Bouchons-a cork-shaped French style brownie.

Chocolate Bouchons

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  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine | feasting at home
  • Prep Time: 160 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hours 55 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: desserts, baked, brownies
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: french


Chewy and melty, these double chocolate brownies, called “Bouchons” are named because of their cork like shape. Bouchon means Cork in French. Recipe by Thomas keller


Units Scale
  • 5 oz butter- room temp (141 grams)
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 1/2 tablespoons flour (50 grams)
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons cocoa powder ( 50 grams)
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tsp ( 1 1/2 large eggs) eggs ( 75 grams)
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt ( .4 grams)
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar (162 grams)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla paste (1.5 grams) or sub 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (112 grams)
  • powered sugar for dusting


  1. Place the flour, sifted cocoa powder, and salt in a bowl and whisk.
    Combine the eggs, sugar, vanilla in a stand mixer and whisk on med-low speed, scraping down sides and bottom of the bowl. With the mixer running, alternating between the two, add the butter and flour in 3 additions. Then mix to combine well, scraping the bowl as necessary.
  2. Remove the bowl, fold in chocolate chips. Let sit in a cool spot ( not the refrigerator) for 2 hours. The batter can be made ahead and refrigerated for up to two days, but make sure to let sit at room temp for two hours before filling the molds.
  3. Preheat oven to 350F
  4. Using a pastry bag or spoon, fill the bouchon mold, stopping just below the rim.
  5. Bake for 12 minutes in a convection oven, or 16 minutes ins a standard oven. Remove mold from the oven and let stand 10 minutes(so that they will hold their shape), then unmold the bouchons on a cooling rack, turn right side up and let cool completely.
  6. Dust the tops with powdered sugar.


Tips: He recommends using the convection setting on your oven, valrhona cocoa powder, a Pastry bag and a bouchon mold.


  • Calories: 289