Sunday, January 20, 2013

Lucky 13 !!

I have a good feeling about this year! 13 has always been lucky for me....I lived in No 13 in my twenties and experienced some of the best times there.

My middle child came into the world on the 3rd and I stayed in Room NO 13 the night he was born, sharing with a wonderful first time new Mummy whose daughter was born the same day. We continued to share stories throughout the night filled with happy endorphins having just delivered our precious little babies. 

Hope 13 proves lucky for you too  ! Heres a lovely fudge cake recipe, now that we have got those New Year resolutions out of the way :)

Chocolate Fudge Gateau

150g dark chocolate
75g golden caster sugar
150g unsalted butter, diced
1 tablespoon runny honey
4 large eggs, separated
200g ground almonds
75 ml milk
cocoa powder for dusting

Preheat the oven to 170 degrees celcius fan and butter a 20 cm cake tin 9 cm deep with a removeable base. Place the chocolate, sugar, buter and honey in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water and gently mely, stirring frequently until everything is melted and amalgamated. Transfer to a large bowl and beat in the egg yolks and the ground almonds, then stir in the milk. Whisk the egg whites in a large bowl until they are stiff then fold them in three goes into the cake mixture. Transfer it to the prepared tin, give it several sharp taps on the worktop to bring up air bubbles and bake for 35 - 40 minutes until risen and a skewer inserted comes out clean. Run a knife around the collar of the cake to loosen it and leave it to cool.


Deirdre said...

What a cute piece on no.13- most people hate it!

Hmmh fudge- just what you need these cold days!

Deirdre @

Patricia's Patisserie said...

Thank you Deirdre x

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