Diplomatica dessert

Recipe from: 2/1/1996 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 16
Servings 8
Time

Ingredients

  • 75
    ml
    rum
  • 300
    ml
    Nescafé espresso coffee
  • 30
    ml
    castor sugar
  • 30
    ml
    water
  • 450
    g
    Madeira loaf
  • 8
    eggs
  • 10
    ml
    castor sugar
  • 350
    g
    dark chocolate, chopped
  • CHOCOLATE TOPPING
  • 100
    g
    dark chocolate, chopped
  • 125
    ml
    cream, chilled
  • DECORATION
  • 125
    ml
    cream
  • 30
    ml
    castor sugar
  • 50
    g
    walnuts
  • candied fruit
 

Method

 
1. Combine the rum, espresso, sugar and water. Cut the loaf into slices 6 mm thick. 2. Moisten a sheet of cheesecloth and line the inside of a loaf tin (23 x 12 x 6 cm) leaving enough cloth over the edges to cover the cake later. 3. Quickly dip the cake slice in the rum and coffee mixture, then spread the slices out inside the tin, entirely covering the bottom and sides. Patch gaps with small pieces where necessary. Mix more coffee rum mixture if necessary. 4. Separate eggs. Beat yolks with sugar until pale. 5. Place the chocolate in a bowl over a pot of boiling water to melt. pour the melted chocolate, a little at a time over the egg yolks, mixing rapidly, until all chocolate has been thoroughly mixed with the yolks. 6. Beat egg whites until stiff. Mix 15 ml of the beaten white into the chocolate mixture, then gently fold in the remainder. 7. Spoon the chocolate mixture into the cake-lined tin. Cover with more slices of dipped cake, and fold over the cheesecloth. Refrigerate for 8 hours. 8. Unfold the cloth, turn the tin over onto a platter and shake to loosen. Pull off the cheesecloth. 9. CHOCOLATE TOPPING Place the chocolate in a glass bowl over a saucepan of boiling water. When the chocolate has melted, stir in the cream. Allow to cool to spreading consistency. Spread evenly over the top and sides of the dessert. Refrigerate for an hour. 10. Whip the cream and sugar until stiff. DECORATION: Serve slices of cake decorated with cream, nuts and candied fruit. Serves 8
 

 

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