Two nuts cake
Takes about 1 hour and a half


We have taken this recipe from the "The Return of the Naked Chef" by Jamie Oliver. We hope he doesn't mind. Mammasantissima really recommends his books as all the recipes we tried were really excellent.

(8 persons)

150 gr shelled and peeled almonds
150 gr shelled walnuts, finely ground
(in mine I actually used 200 gr of hazel nuts and 100 gr of almonds but I suppose you can use any type of nuts)
200 gr of plain chocolate
100 gr of 70% chocolate
1 heaped teaspoon of cocoa powder
255 gr butter
6 large free-range eggs, separated

Preheat the oven to 190 C (gas mark 5). Butter and dust with flour a 20 or 25cm tin (ideally you should line the bottom of the tin with greaseproof paper but to be quite honest I found this too much of a pain).

Place the two nuts into a food processor and whizz up until finely ground. Then add the chocolate and the cocoa and whizz for 30 seconds to break up the chocolate.

Put to one side on a separate bowl. Add the butter and sugar to the processor and beat until pale and fluffy. At this point add the egg yolks one at a time and mix together with the chocolate and the nuts.

In another bowl beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until they form stiff peaks. Pour all the mixture into the tin.

Bake in the preheated oven for about 1 hour. To test if the torte is cooked, insert a cocktail stick or the tip of a knife for 5 seconds; when removed it should be reasonably clean. Served with whipped cream, ice-cream or creme fraiche.