I pride myself on my thrifty ways, and was dead chuffed to have found this wonderful cook book for £1.50 in a charity shop.
I had flicked through and was desperate to bake this gorgeous sounding cake. however once home, the list and quantity of ingredients proved anything but thrifty!!! 2 blocks of butter, 5 bars of 70% dark chocolate, 10 eggs, Polenta flour !! But I had my mind set on it and so I thought I would make it - just once!
I don't know if the recipe is wrong or what, but I left it in the oven a good 30 minutes longer than it said and it was still very "mousse like" on the inside, and a bit crisp on the outside. It reminded me of the chocolate cake that Bruce Bogtrotter has to eat in Roald Dahls "Mathilda"!!
I have to say though, it tasted wonderful. It was more "dessert" than cake, and hubby wasn't that keen as he's not a fan of ginger. So being there are only 2 of us at home at the moment, and I don't fancy putting a stone on before Christmas, I took it to our craft night at the W.I. We shared the village hall with the Slimmers World class and I believe that some of the slimmers bribed our octogenarians into letting them have a piece - after the weigh in of course!
Any way, the WI/Slimmers World ladies made very short wok of it. (Lovely green and gold plate also bought in the same Charity Shop for 25p! ).