1. Got an exciting catering job coming up
2. my cakes were on the Apprentice last night!
3. There is chocolate torte in the house
4. I'm going to Spain on Monday
So back to number 3...Chocolate isn't always my first choice but when it is pouring it down outside and I've a cup of tea in my hand and a long list of things to do, it suits me just fine!
250g dark chocolate
250g unsalted butter
125g caster sugar
pinch of salt
1 tsp of vanilla paste
Add ground almonds, a pinch of salt and vanilla and stir through.
Whisk egg whites until soft peak stage and stir in a third thoroughly.
Now use a large metal spoon to lightly fold in the rest of the egg whites until just combined.
Pour into a lined and greased 23cm tin and bake for 25-30 minutes on 170C fan
Leave to cool in tin, then dust with cocoa and serve with whatever you like! I like mine with Kirsch cherries and creme fraiche.Mmmm