A few of you asked me for this recipe, so here goes: This one was taught to me by a friend when we were teenagers and most of our culinary efforts leaned towards the dessert end of the spectrum. I heard mention that someone successfully sued a company for making them overweight, so I had better add the disclaimer that large quantities of this gateau will most likely add to your waistline...
Now, hopefully you're remembering that what the English call biscuits are called cookies by the Americans, or this recipe could take an unplanned turn...
You will need:
8oz / 225g plain chocolate
8oz / 225g butter
1oz / 25g caster sugar
2 beaten eggs
8oz / 225g digestive biscuits
For those of you saying, 'huh?', today's Translation of the Day:
UK English: Caster sugar = superfine sugar / baker's sugar in US English
UK English: Digestive biscuits, or sweetmeal biscuits are a semi-sweet biscuit. The internet suggests substituting graham crackers - I haven't tried that, but I imagine that would be ok in this recipe, even though they taste different. You can find digestives in the US at import stores like Cost Plus World Market and also at specialty British import stores, though.
Grease a 6" cake tin (with a detachable base).
Break up the digestive biscuits into small pieces and put to the side.
Break up the chocolate and put it in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water to melt.
Melt the butter gently in another pan.
Beat the eggs with the caster sugar, then add the melted butter, pouring it in a steady stream while beating continuously.
Now blend in the melted chocolate.
Folded the biscuit pieces into the chocolate mixture.
Turn the chocolate mixture into the cake tin and chill over night in the fridge.
To serve, stand the cake tin on a smaller can and push the tin carefully down onto the table, leaving the base with the gateau on the can. Slide the gateau onto a serving plate.
Maya had a post about being brave, which made me feel a little guilty about hiding behind my sunglasses on my blog. So here's a slightly blurry picture from a few weeks back, when I was testing the camera's self-timer. Split ends, no make-up as usual and weird lighting making it look like my nose is uneven, but this is me...
I really should get my hair cut.