A grown-ups only treat
Yield
Serves 10
Prep Time
10mins
Cook Time
25mins
Difficulty Level
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Investing in good quality dark chocolate goes a long way in this super indulgent treat. Not meant for the kids, you don’t have to dig deep into a slice to find yourself layers of chocolate, an almond nougat-like centre and a trickle of brandy.

Ingredients

  • 150 g dark eating chocolate, melted
  • 3 egg whites
  • ¾ cup (165g ) caster sugar
  • 1 cup (110 g) packaged ground almonds
  • 2 tbsps plain flour

TOPPING

  • 125 g butter, chopped
  • ⅓ cup (75g) caster sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp brandy, optional
  • 200 g dark eating chocolate, melted
01.

Grease and line base and two long sides of a 20 cm x 30 cm lamington pan with baking paper.

02.

Spread base of pan with melted chocolate. Refrigerate for 10 mins or until set.

03.

Beat egg whites in a clean small bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form; gradually add sugar, beating until dissolved between additions. Fold in nuts and flour; spread over chocolate base. Bake in a moderate oven for about 20 mins or until firm; cool for 20 mins.

04.

For topping, beat butter, sugar, egg yolks and brandy in a small bowl with an electric mixer until sugar is dissolved; stir in chocolate.

05.

Spread slice with topping, bake for further 15 mins or until set; cool. Refrigerate until firm before cutting into squares.

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