Flourless Chocolate Cake

IMG_0863Hello everyone! It has been a long time. Forgive me if my projects are less dramatic over the next coming months – I’m trying to make things that are less time consuming from now on.

My current challenge is to clear out my pantry that’s bursting with ingredients that I have acquired over the years and the first item to go was almond meal.

I had a massive stockpile of almond meal because I went through a macaron phase at one point (from now on I’ll just buy them, thank you very much!)

Anyway, we had friends over for dinner a couple of weeks back and I decided to go for a flourless chocolate cake – recipe from here. The only difference is that I substituted the hazelnut meal with almond meal.

IMG_0857This cake keeps really moist and has an amazing texture. Definitely worth trying out the recipe.

Eton Mess

Strawberries were on sale for $2 a punnet and I could not resist buying a few. They were so beautiful! I decided to make Eton Mess and use my striped tea towel that I have been dying to use as a prop.

Eton Mess 2

Recipe as follows (makes 2):

150ml cream
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
6 strawberries, chopped into desire size
10 meringue drops, crushed
1 tablespoon strawberry liquor
2 whole strawberries (to garnish)

1. Whip cream to soft peaks together with the vanilla essence.
2. Add chopped strawberries and crushed meringues and stir until well mixed.
3. Add strawberry liquor and stir gently until red swirls are visible.
4. Pour into martini glasses and top with a strawberry.

Eton Mess

I’ve been pretty busy this weekend and I’m actually making one of my first paid orders for a friend so it’s been extremely hectic! Hoping everything turns out as planned. As they say, it never rains but pours. Well, according to Anne of Green Gables anyway.