Remembering My Grandmother’s Chocolate Cake Recipe
A Book with Provencal Recipes:
Small-town florist Natasha is determined to leave the past far behind her. But when she learns her ex-husband never told his family about their divorce – and that he needs her to accompany him on a trip to the French countryside – could love bloom again between them? ~ Excerpt from A Forget-Me-Not Summer.
In this edition of A Forget-Me-Not Summer, Sophie Claire includes a collection of all the recipes mentioned in the story. From Ratatouille to Navarin of Lamb, most are recipes from her French Grandmère who was an excellent cook. Sophie says that she always thinks of grandmother when she makes the recipes. Perhaps especially this chocolate cake which she bakes in the pan that was originally her grandmother’s.
Flavours, locations, sensations there are among the many reasons that Sophie Claire believes Provence is the perfect setting for her novels.
Grandmère’s Chocolate Cake
- 7.5 oz Dark Chocolate not too bitter – I use Bournville
- 3.5 oz Unsalted Butter
- 5 Eggs separated
- 7.5 oz Sugar
- 3.5 oz Plain Flour
- Icing Sugar to dust
- Preheat the oven to 170°C.
- Grease and line the base of a 20-cm round cake tin.
- Gently melt the chocolate and butter.
- Remove from the heat and add the egg yolks, sugar and flour.
- Whisk the egg whites until stiff. With a metal spoon, gently fold the beaten egg whites into the chocolate mixture.
- Pour the batter into the tin.
- Bake for 30‒35 minutes.
- When cool, dust with icing sugar.