Date and chocolate torte

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
6 Egg whites
1 cup Caster sugar
2 cups Unblanched almonds,
1½ cup Chopped fresh dates
125 grams Bittersweet chocolate,
Finely chopped
300 millilitres Heavy cream.

Grease a 9½ inch springform pan, line base and side with foil, grease the foil.

Beat the egg whites in bowl until soft peaks form, gradually add sugar, beating until dissolved between each addition. Chop almonds, fold through egg mixture. Fold in dates and chocolate. Be careful not to deflate the whites too much. Spread mixture into prepared pan, bake in at 170C/325F for about 40 minutes. Cool in pan.

Place torte on a serving plate, carefully remove the foil, cover torte with lightly whipped heavy cream and decorate with some extra grated bittersweet chocolate. Refrigerate several hours before serving.

Note: This torte is best served the day it is made. I first had this torte at a very hip cafe called Mario's in Melbourne. It's quite rich and heavy because of the nuts and dates but goes really well with some Italian coffee.


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