Hope you all enjoyed this incredible time of the year! And how stunning was the moon!!
DATE AND CHOCOLATE TORTE
This torte is best served the day it is made. Recipe unsuitable to freeze or microwave.
- 3 egg whites
- ½ cup castor sugar
- 1 cup slivered almonds
- ¾ cup finely chopped dates
- 125g dark chocolate, grated
- 300 ml carton thickened cream
Grease a 23cm spring-form pan, line base and side with foil, grease foil.
Beat egg whites in small bowl with electric mixer until soft peaks form, gradually add sugar, beating until dissolved between each addition. Chop almonds finely, fold through egg mixture. Fold in dates and chocolate.
Spread mixture into prepared pan, bake in moderately slow oven about 40 minutes. Cool in pan.
Place torte on serving plate, carefully remove foil, cover torte with whipped cream, decorate with extra grated chocolate and extra slivered almonds, if desired.
Refrigerate several hours before serving.
Try something new with the same recipe – substituting dried dates for dried figs and macadamias instead of almonds!