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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Two-nuts Chocolate Torte


Jamie O says it's the best chocolate nut thang around .....

But I guess I'll be much more happier if I used milk instead of dark chocolate ^__^''

It's very chocolatey and I only used 63% ( cocoa solids ) chocolate chips !

One of the nice thing about this cake is the texture , all nuts and no flour so every bite tastes of nuts and chocolate and another plus - it's not sweet ....

Sort of flourless chocolate cake but in my opinion , way better ......

Now , if only I used milk chocolate ! lol


Recipe from Jamie Oliver's The Naked Chef book

***I made half of the recipe and used 6x6-inch square pan

Serves 8

150 grams shelled and peeled almonds
150 grams shelled walnuts , finely ground
300 grams best-quality cooking chocolate ( 70% cocoa solids )
1 heaped teaspoon best-quality cocoa powder
255 grams butter
100 grams caster sugar
6 large free-range eggs , separated
salt

* Preheat oven to 190°C / 375°F  . Line the bottom of a 8 or 10-inch tin with a piece of parchment paper before buttering the bottom and the sides then dusting with flour .
* Place the nuts into the food processor and process up until finely ground . Then add the chocolate and cocoa and blend for 30 seconds to break up the chocolate . Put to one side in a separate bowl . Add the butter and sugar to the food processor and beat until light and fluffy ; add egg yolks one at a time then mix together with the chocolate and nuts .
* In another bowl , beat the whites with a pinch of salt until they form stiff peaks ; gently fold the whites into the chocolate mixture . Pour mixture into the tin and bake in the preheated oven for an hour . To test if the torte  is cooked , insert a toothpick or a tip of the knife for 5 seconds ; when removed it should be reasonably clean . Serve with whipped cream , ICE CREAM or crème fraîche .

This post is linked to the blog hop event , Cook like a Star featuring Jamie Oliver's recipes , hosted by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids

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17 comments:

  1. Oooo I love Jamie Oliver! I see you joined the cook like a star event, I am still thinking which recipe I should submit.

    I made his brownies before, it's also very yummy!!

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  2. Looks so chocolaty and so good with that scoop of ice cream!

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  3. I'm a huge fan of Jamie Oliver and this cake looks super delicious!

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  4. What a gorgeous cake. It really sounds delicious and I know my family would love it. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  5. Almond, walnut, chocolate...what's not to love! Great with cherry ice cream, Anne.

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  6. Hi Anne, nice meeting through Cook Like A Star. Wow, love the nuts and chocolate combo. It looks delicious - Mich @ www.pieceofcake.sg

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  7. I will remember your tip on milk chocolate for this fabulous cake of yours by JO!

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  8. Oh, this looks so dense, decadent and chocolaty!!! Beautiful, Anne!

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  9. Hi Anne, pass me tissue and 1 big slice please!
    This is really awesome, great combination.

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice day.

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  10. Recently, I have been a huge fan of desserts that aren't all that sweet. This looks like the perfect dessert!!

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  11. very useful post..thanks for sharing
    Tasty Appetite

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  12. Nice to have you blog-hopping with us for this Jamie Oliver event. Love your flourless very chocolaty chocolate cake! To a chocoholic me, this cake is always a classic :D

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  13. ooo love chocolate cakes with nut flour. so thick and mmmm. looks great!

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  14. aaaaaaaaaaaaaah, I am totally your new happy follower :D
    xx
    Have a wonderful daY..

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