Yield: 12 servings
|-DENISE BRADSHAW BDGM08B|
|4||Whole graham crackers|
|½ cup||Chopped walnuts|
|½ cup||Slivered almonds|
|2 cups||Whipping cream|
|1 pounds||Semisweet choc; chopped|
|2½ cup||Brown sugar|
|5 tablespoons||Unsalted butter; Melted|
|2 tablespoons||Light corn syrup|
|½ cup||Unsalted butter; cut up|
|1½ cup||Unsalted butter/room temp|
|4 ounces||Unsweetened choc.melted**|
*espresso dissolved in 1 ts hot water **chocolate is chpped, melted, then cooled to lukewarm
CRUST - Preheat oven to 350. Butter 10" springform pan. Grind graham crackers to crumbs in processor. Add nuts, sugar andsalt; chop coarsely. Add butter & process until crumbs are evenlymoistened.
Press crumbs into bottom of prepared pan. Bake until edges begin to brown, about 15 min. Cool.
FUDGE LAYER - Bring cream to a boil in heavy med. saucepan. Reduce heat to low. Add chocolate, stir until melted. Remove from heat. Mix in corn syrup; add butter (that was cut into eighths) one piece at a time, stirring until smooth. Cool to lukewarm, stirring occasionallly. Pour fudge into cooled crust. Refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours.
CAPPUCCINO LAYER - Cook sugar and water in heavy med. saucepan over very low heat until thick. With mixer running, gradually pour boiling syrup into yolks (do not scrape saucepan). continue to beat until yolk mixture is cool, about 15 minutes. Reduce mixer speed to medium.
Mix in butter 1 tb at a time. Add espresso mixture, then melted chocolate. spread buttercream over chilled duge layer. Cover pan loosely with waxed paper ~ refrigerate overnight.
TO SERVE - Run small sharp knife around sides of pan. Carefully release springform pan sides. May be served with whipped cream Adapted from Bon Appetit, Oct. 1990