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DESSERT

DELICE AU CHOCOLAT (Chocolate Delight), French

Ingredients
  • 1 pint milk
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 2 1/3 cups sifted cake flour
  • ½ lb. bitter chocolate
  • 2 tsp. double-acting baking powder
  • 1 cup butter
  • Cream

  • ½ cup butter
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 cup powdered praline
Preparation Instructions

Combine the milk, sugar, butter and chocolate and bring to boiling point over medium flame. Let cool slightly and beat in 4 egg yolks and the sifted dry ingredients. Beat for 5 minutes. Fold in egg whites, beaten stiff, but not dry. Pour mixture in a large buttered pan. Bake in moderate oven 375° for 1 hour (setting pan in a pan of hot water). Let cool and cut in half horizontally, making two layers. Fill with following cream:

Cream

Cream the butter; gradually add the praline and the sugar until well mixed and creamy. Spread this mixture between the two layers of cake and place them together. Decorate with 8 ozs. toasted almond halves. Serves 6.

Contributed by Mrs. Suzanne Marcellin, 1950

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