I’m back with another delicious quail egg recipe and I warn you! It’s absolutely decadent! This time, I wanted to bake something. An indulgent sweet that no one can screw up: Gordon Ramsay’s brownie recipe! This week’s celebrity favorite has the signature of none other than the world-famous chef Gordon Ramsay. Before I begin with this delicious cake, let’s learn a little more about this week’s famous chef.
Gordon James Ramsay was born on 8 November 1966, according to his Wikipedia page. He is a British chef, restaurateur, writer, and television personality. Gordon was born in Johnstone, Scotland, but was raised in Stratford-upon-Avon in England. He is the second of four children. His early life consisted of moving constantly due to the aspirations of his father.
However, during his childhood, Ramsay was also subject to abuse and neglect from his father, who was sometimes a violent alcoholic. Eventually, the Ramsays settled in Stratford-upon-Avon, and when Gordon turned 16, he moved out of his family home.
His restaurants have been awarded an impressive 16 Michelin stars! His signature restaurant is Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in Chelsea, London. What really makes Gordon James Ramsay stand out as a chef is not exactly his popularity. Instead, it’s the OBE distinction. OBE stands for the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. This is an award rewarding contribution to the arts and sciences. If you’re ever in London, make sure to drop by and eat something!
Of course, the world doesn’t know all these things about him. He became world-famous as a reality television personality. He rose to fame on the British TV show Boiling Point in 1998. Then, he quickly became one of the most popular and easily recognized chefs in the UK.
What really makes Gordon Ramsay stand out as a television personality is his bluntness and fiery temper. He has a strict demeanor and doesn’t shy away from using plenty of expletives. During his career as a television personality, he combined activities in the film, hospitality, and food industry. He also promotes chefs who apprentice under his wing.
However, Ramsay rose to prominence not only due to his gastronomic talents but also due to presenting TV shows about competitive cookery and food, such as the British series Hell’s Kitchen, The F Word, and Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares. These shows are what really made everyone know Gordon Ramsay. In other words, after 2004 his fame grew worldwide.
As with all of my celebrity recipes, I like to keep them short and interesting. It’s also great if they’re easy to make. Gordon Ramsay’s brownie recipe seems to tick all the boxes! Nevertheless, just because it’s simple and easy-to-follow doesn’t mean you can’t find ways to screw it up! While the ingredient list is short and the instructions simple, the flavor and texture are something that not everyone can nail.
Another relevant aspect to note is our my of quail eggs instead of chicken eggs. It’s an ingredient replacement that even Chef Ramsay would approve of, I think. After all, he is all for making recipes healthier and better-tasting! Let’s check out Gordon Ramsay’s brownie recipe ingredient list!
HOW TO MAKE GORDON RAMSAY’S BROWNIE RECIPE
Gordon Ramsay's Brownie Recipe
- 250 g dark chocolate 70-80% cocoa
- 25 quail eggs
- 200 g butter
- 200 g erythritol or sugar
- 250 g sour cherries fresh or frozen (but thawed), seed removed
- 75 g flour
- 75 g cocoa powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- Start by bringing all the ingredients to room temperature. To ensure this, leave them on the kitchen counter for half an hour. Next, grab a large enough bowl and start beating the erythritol (or sugar) and butter together. Beat until you get a fluffy consistency. While you are doing this, melt the chocolate. Melt it using a technique called a bain-marie. Otherwise, you risk burning the chocolate.
- In order to melt the chocolate properly, you need to put a saucepan on the hob and add some water. Make sure it comes up to 5 cm to the side of the pan. Then, bring it to a boil, then lower the heat until the water simmers. Put a heatproof bowl on top of the saucepan and add the chocolate. It will melt gradually. But make sure you stir from time to time.
- Next, add the melted chocolate to the sweetened butter and mix well. Then, add the flour, salt, vanilla extract, cocoa powder, and, finally, the quail eggs. After you obtain a smooth batter, fold in the sour cherries. If the mixture feels too stiff, add a couple of tablespoons of milk. If not, don't add anything more.
- Next, pour the mixture into a buttered brownie tin and pop it in the preheated oven (160 degrees Celsius or 320 Fahrenheit). Bake for 25 to 30 minutes on low heat until the brownies are coming away from the side.
- Allow them to cool a little and then take them out. Sprinkle with more dark chocolate or whatever you want and you're done.
And there you have it! This is Gordon Ramsay’s brownie recipe reinterpreted with quail eggs. The texture of this recipe should be different than that of the regular brownie. It should be full of cherries and surrounded by delicious brownie batter. What makes this recipe a healthy snack is its nutritional profile. Thanks to the ingredients used, you get protein, carbs, fiber, and even minerals! You can enjoy these brownies as a dessert after lunch or as an afternoon snack, along with a cup of coffee or tea.