Wednesday, February 20, 2008
a perfectly normal birthday cake
If you're baking this cake for Passover, replace the flour with matzo meal.
(Recipe not for one. Doubled, this recipe serves sixteen mad hippie engineers.)
1 cup almonds, lightly toasted
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
3 heaping tablespoons flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350F.
Grind almonds and chocolate with flour in food processor until fine and powdery.
Separate eggs. Reserve the egg yolks. Beat egg whites until stiff, gradually adding sugar and vanilla.
Gently fold the egg whites into the chocolate-almond mixture, then fold in the yolks.
Pour the mixture into a greased 8-inch cake tin. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly. Serve warm.
*"10101" is Rachel's age in binary.