Sep 1, 2008

MILK CHOCOLATE, ALMONDS & FIGS


Well guys, I am trying to get back into the rhythm of blogging now. Here’s something for a start: a milk chocolate-almond-fig cake, which despite it’s simple and casual appearance ended up tasting fabulous! Three great ingredients and flavours combined can only produce something delicious, so this makes it a risk-free cake recipe! Plus, lately, I have been in an inexplicable mood for milk chocolate… I think it may be because I’m feeling autumn just around the corner and I’m being soothed by milk chocolate goodness. It’s crazy how the weather strongly influences my choice amongst shades of chocolate… an interesting correlation I recommend scientists to explore! Or if anyone already has the answer out there, I’d love to know!
Recipe:

100gr milk chocolate
100gr butter
4 eggs
Almond essence
125gr sugar
100gr flour
50gr ground almonds
5gr baking powder
Pinch of salt
Dried figs, chopped

Preheat oven at 180C. Melt the milk chocolate & butter together. In a bowl, whisk the eggs, almond essence & sugar then add the chocolate-butter mix. Follow with the flour, ground almonds, baking powder and salt. Mix well. Finally, add the dried figs and gently stir. Bake for 30mins, then check with a sharp knife to see if cake is well baked. Remove from oven and let cool before removing from mould. Optionally, you can pursue with a layer of dark chocolate ganache sprinkled with bitter cocoa powder.

7 comments:

linda said...

Sounds delicious! Have been enjoying milk chocolate for a while now, used to be white. So maybe finally I will start to like eating dark chocolate 'straight-up' soon ;)

Amanda said...

I've forgotten how good milk chocolate is since I normally eat dark or bittersweet. Time to hunt down those milk chocolate bars :)

susand said...

WOW. This looks fantastic!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

This is simply heavenly.

Darius T. Williams said...

so, doesn't chocolate ganache make the world a better place? LOL
-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

rosemary said...

Félicitations pour ton site que j'adore.
Je viens de faire un post sur mes adresses de blogs préférés et je voulais savoir si je pouvais glisser ta photo de cake chocolat-amandes-figues pour illustrer mon propos ? Ca me ferait plaisir. Je ne me formaliserai pas si la réponse est négative ... Merci !

Nina Timm said...

This recipe is a must try...I love all the ingredients and then to top it off with a ganache is simply gorgeous!