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Chocolate Chestnut Truffle Cake and Italian Sausages!

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FrancoisLaPrune Mon 10-Aug-15 12:25:30

Hello everyone, I am looking for a dessert to make for a dinner party I am holding on Saturday and have come across Hugh F-W's recipe for Chocolate Chestnut Truffle Cake (recipe below). I like to think I am a good cook but I am a rubbish baker and I wondered whether anyone had made this - it sounds delicious and more importantly quick and easy. Or does anyone have any recipes for something similar that is totally fool proof?

My main course involves Italian Sausages - in the absence of any decent Italian Deli's in my area can anyone suggest where I can source these or what would be a suitable alternative?

Thank you!

250g good quality dark chocolate
250g butter
250g peeled and cooked chestnuts (I use vacuum packed as life is too short)
250ml milk
4 eggs, separated
125g caster sugar

Method
Grease and line a 25cm round cake tin.

Melt the chocolate and butter in a pan over a gentle heat. In another pan heat the chestnuts and milk together until it just comes to the boil. Remove from the heat and mash the chestnuts into the milk until smooth.

Whisk the egg yolks and caster sugar together until combined. Pour in the chocolate mixture and the chestnut mixture and whisk together well. I used a balloon whisk to do this.

In a very clean bowl whisk the egg whites until they form stiff peaks and then carefully fold into the chocolate and chestnut mixture. Pour the mixture into the tin and place in a preheated oven at 170°c, gas mark 3, or the baking oven of the Aga for 25-30 minutes, until it is set, but it will still have a little wobble in the centre.

Leave in the tin to cool a little if you are serving warm or leave to cool completely. Sift cocoa powder over the top.

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