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Hello everyone.   It has been a while since my last post.   I will not give you a recipe for this post,  since it was a complimentary dish from a dearest person. All I can say is that it was delicious!    

Pecan and Chocolate Cake

Preparation Time: 20 minutes 
Cooking Time: 1 hour
(Plus standing and refrigeration time)

200g dark eating chocolate (chopped)
150g butter (chopped)
5 eggs (separated)
165g caster sugar
150g pecan meal

Ganache Ingredients
125ml cream
200g dark eating chocolate (chopped)

Preparation Method:
  1. Preheat oven to moderate (180ºC/160ºC fan-forced). 
  2. Grease deep 22cm-round cake pan; line base and side with baking paper.
  3. Stir chocolate and butter in a small saucepan over low heat until smooth;
  4. Allow cooling for 10 minutes.
  5. Beat egg yolks and sugar in a small bowl with an electric mixer until thick and creamy.
  6. Beat egg whites in a small bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form; fold into chocolate mixture, in two batches. 
  7. Pour mixture into pan; 
  8. Bake for about 55-60 minutes. 
  9. Stand cake 15 minutes; turn, top-side up, onto a baking-paper-covered wire rack to cool.
  10. Meanwhile, make the ganache by bringing the cream to a boil in a small saucepan. Remove from heat; add chocolate, stir until smooth.
  11. Pour ganache over cake; refrigerate cake at least for 30 minutes before serving.


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