Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Karen's Grandmother's Chocolate Cake

I thought I would put up the recipe of Karen's Grandmother's Chocolate Cake partly because a few people have said that they really liked it (oh it is good!) and i feel bad taking all the credit and partly because some people have asked for it and I keep forgetting. Karen was a French friend of Julien's who visited us back when we were in Saxa Rubra and this was the way her grandmother made chocolate cake:

Melt 170 grams of butter
with 2 1/2 bars of dark chocolate (250g)
and stir until smooth
while it is cooling, in a seperate bowl
add 150 g of sugar
to 4 egg yolks

in another bowl fluff till stiff the 4 egg whites

when the chocolate is cool enough
add it to the egg yolk/sugar mixture
with a little bit of flour (about 30g)

and then carefully fold in the egg whites (no liquid though - spoon them out of the bowl don't pour them in!)
pour into a greased pan of some sort - it will rise a bit.

as for how to bake it - my oven is unpredictable, i just turn it to 200 (C) and bake until a toothpick comes out clean. sorry that's not very precise.

and then enjoy! this is a very rich, delightful cake that's really easy to make and really, really good.

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