This extremely delicious old Dutch
recipe is the perfect way to be sinful
when you’re on a diet
, and it contains the aphrodisiacs chocolate and raw eggs
, which appears to work... (so maybe the love of a man really goes through his stomach
). Or to impress
your colleagues/friends that even you can bake
. (Ok, it’s not really baking, but they don’t know about that.)
Estimation of the time of preparation
: 8 minutes + x hours waiting (depending on your patience
. x may vary between 0 to 8 hours)
- About 250 g dry biscuit
s, but don’t let you’re conscience
speak, do not go for the wholegrain-type but the dull biscuits made with white flour.
- 225 g butter
will do just fine if you ran out of the real thing. In the old days the recipe was with suet
, but I wouldn’t recommend that, because then you can’t eat more than one slice at the time; after all its destiny
is to be eaten.
- 150 g sugar
- 8 g vanilla
sugar or a bit of vanilla essence.
- 6 spoons pure cacao
powder (NOT the Nesquick-like instant milk chocolate powder)
- 1 egg
, or 2 smaller ones.
the dry biscuits into pieces; not complete crumbs, say about 1 or 2 cm2
the butter in a big saucepan
and add the sugar, vanilla sugar, cacao and the egg(s).
till it’s homogenous
and add the dry biscuit pieces. Pour this mixture into the cake mould
(about 18 cm long) and put it in the fridge
for about a day (or night). However, if you’re impatient
, half a day in a lousy freezer
will work well too. (Lousy freezer = the three-star-like freezing compartment in a fridge that doesn’t work properly anymore, often found in student house