This is a really easy recipe that delivers quire a stunning dessert. I've had this recipe for quite a while but haven't made it in the longest time. I used to make this dessert without any baking.
However, I am a little averse nowadays to using uncooked eggyolks and so I now bake this recipe for a short while. However you can opt not to bake it if you so desire. That cuts out the baking and cooling time and makes this dessert even easier to make!
This dessert is one of those that doesn't look terribly attractive and neither does it photograph very well. It is definitely one of those desserts that you shouldn't judge just by looks alone! It is really delicious and its the kind of dessert that you just can't have one slice off...
This dessert is like a Missisipi Mud Pie and it uses crushed biscuits instead of flour to give it body. It tastes really good on its own and is even better with a scoop of ice cream. The cake needs to thaw a little once out of the fridge. Since we are far away from Missisipi, I decided to have a little fun and call this the Sungai Kelang Mud Cake. Sungai Kelang means Klang River - where Klang is a town in Selangor - and is in fact one of two rivers that meet at the confluence that gave Kuala Lumpur its name. I've mentioned this before in my Baked Mackerel recipe.
300g Good Quality Chocolate
150g caster sugar
225g Marie Biscuits or similar
100g chopped almonds
Melt butter and chocolate in a double boiler. mix till smooth. Allow to cool. Beat eggs with sugar till light. Stir in cooled chocolate mixture. Meanwhile, whip cream till stiff. Add to chocolate mixture and fold in well. Crush the biscuits or process in a food processor till it forms crumbs. Mix biscuits into the chocolate mixture. Add in the nuts and mix well. Pour into a greased pyrex dish and bake for 20mins in a 180C oven. Allow to cool then refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
I made this recently and aside from the kids, who always enjoy my desserts, my Father-in-law really enjoyed it. The kids couldnt quite get enough of it and the dessert was had for lunch, tea, dinner, supper and again the next day after breakfast and lunch. Come dinner time, the kids looked at me wistfully and asked why there wasn't anymore of the dessert.
Why Indeed! It was as if everyone else had eaten it all and they hadn't had any!! It's always a pleasure when desserts are enjoyed!