A Chocolate Consolation

1395282_10151882950116141_896443077_nI thought I’d share, on this dreary clouded day, one of my grandmother’s really naughty (and super easy) cake recipes. Well, it’s like a brownie-cake, but even better. Think the naughtiest-possible chocolate creation, and this is probably the outcome; the name given to this calorific beast is psimeno-apsito, Greek for ‘fried-unfried’, which sort of says it all about the consistency. Happy baking!

You need:

  • 250g butter
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 1/2 packs of bitter chocolate
  • 3 tbs self-raising
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Milk/cream

Pre-heat the oven at 200C.

  1. Break the eggs; separate whites (smaller bowl) and yellows (big bowl) in different bowls. Whisk the whites
  2. In a small pan, melt the butter
  3. Mix the sugar, butter, and yellows in the big bowl
  4. Add the three spoons of flour
  5. Melt the chocolate with milk/cream in a pan, and add to the big bowl. This is the moment you add some liquor too, if that’s your thing
  6. Mix the whipped whites into the big bowl
  7. Butter a baking tray/cake form. Sprinkle it with flour
  8. Put the chocolatey wonder in the oven for 20min or so
  9. Take it out, and check the consistency with a knife – the outside should be hard, then immediately spongey – and the inside should be sticky chocolate filling.

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