Friday, January 6, 2012

Amaretto cakes

For the first post of the year, I chose a recipe for sweet, to have a sweet year  ;)
I was invited by a relative to lunch on New Year day and I thought I should bring something homemade as a present. I searched my recipes and found an easy and quick recipe for small cakes!


For the dough:
3 eggs
6 tablespoons milk
40 gr. flour
80 gr. sugar
1 tsp baking powder
20 gr. cocoa
20 gr. bitter chocolate
100 gr. savoiardi biscuits (ladyfinger biscuits)
1 / 2 cup fresh orange juice
1 / 2 cup amaretto liqueur

For the glaze:
1 chocolate
75 gr.heavy cream
1 pinch of salt
1) Butter and sprinkle with flour 8 ramekins or a muffin pan.

2) Beat the egg whites to meringue in a bowl, and in another the egg yolks with the sugar.
3) Mix the flour with the baking powder and cocoa and add to the the yolks mixture . Add the meringue also.
4) Grate the chocolate and add to mixture.

5) Cut the biscuits in cubes , then wet them with milk and add to mixture, stirring gently.

6)Fill the ramekins halfway and bake for 25 minutes at 200 degrees in the middle position of oven.
7) Mix the orange juice with amaretto and dip into the baked cakes.

8) Heat the cream with the chocolate and salt in a pan, stirring until the chokolates melts.
9) Once the cakes have cooled, decorate with the glaze. Garnish optional with coloured sugar sprinkles.
I wish everyone a happy sweet year!!!!

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