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Friday, July 29, 2005
Breadcrumbs and chocolate cake

The lovely breadcrumbs and chocolate cake, just out of the oven.

OK i agree that the name of the cake is not very appealing but as soon as you taste it all the preconceived ideas you had in mind a minute before disappear.
This cake is at midway between brownies and plain chocolate cake. It's moist and tasty and melts in your mouth.
You definitely can't taste the breadcrumbs in it, they are used to bring an extra moisture that you can't get by using flour.

Breadcrumbs and chocolate cake
serves 8-12

200g butter, soft (at room temperature)
180g caster sugar
200g dark chocolate (52% cocoa), melted
130g fine breadcrumbs
6 eggs, separated
23cm springform mould

100g double cream
200g dark chocolate

Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Mix the butter and sugar until well combined. Add the melted chocolate and breadcrumbs and give it a good stir until the mixture is smooth. Mix in the egg yolks.
In a large stainless steel bowl, whisk the egg whites until they form firm peaks. Pour 1 cup of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture and mix well. Then add the remaining egg whites and fold them into the prepared mixture with a metal spoon.
Bake for 25 minutes or until swkewer comes out clean in the preheated oven. Leave in the tin to cool for 5 minutes then unmould and cool on a wire rack for a further hour. Ice with the chocolate ganache (recipe below).

Put the cream and chocolate into a pan over medium heat and mix until you've got a smooth mixture. Remove from the heat and beat for 10 minutes. Ice the cake as desired.

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5 sweets:
Anonymous joey said something sweet:

This looks sooo yummy! Interesting touch with the bread crumbs...I have to try this soon because my brother is clamoring for chocolate cake...good timing!

31 July, 2005 12:59 

Blogger Fanny said something sweet:

Thanx Joey. I strongly advise you to make this cake, it's absolutly delightful.

31 July, 2005 14:21 

Blogger Nic said something sweet:

I agree that the breadcrumbs are an interesting touch. It does look wonderful, though.

01 August, 2005 21:09 

Blogger Fanny said something sweet:

Thank you very much Nic. It's true that using breadcrumbs adds something special.

01 August, 2005 21:19 

Blogger Sherri said something sweet:

I just found your blog today. Sydney is my favorite place in the world, so I already love you and your blog :) Great food photography. Please do post that aubergine, mint and pine nut dip. Yum !

30 July, 2006 23:03 

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