Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Straight from the book's pages

I have a recipe for you.....

This came right out of a book that I was reading: Chloe Zhivago's Recipe for Marriage and Mischief. Have you read this book?

It was a little slow at times, but I guess I would give it a B-.

Anyhow, here is the recipe for "Kitty's Vengeful Chocolate Cake". I will have to make this.

For the cake

7 1/2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1/2 pound butter
1 cup superfine granulated sugar
7 eggs, separated
1 scant cup ground almonds

Melt chocolate slowly. Cream butter and sugar. Add egg yolks and ground almonds. Add melted chocolate. Whisk egg whites until quite stiff, then fold into the chocolate mixture. Pour into buttered tin and back for about 45 minutes in the middle of the oven at 350 degrees F.

Now you have to make the chocolate icing.

For the icing

5 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup heavy cream

Melt the chocolate in the top of the double boiler over medium heat. When chocolate is melted and smooth, stir in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and the cream. Whisk until well blended and silky. Pour the icing over the cooled cake, letting it drip down the sides.

Lick the bowl. Yum.

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