Preparation: 15 mins
Cooking: approx 1 hour
225g golden caster sugar
6 eggs, lightly beaten
300g dark chocolate, melted and cooled (see tip)
275g ground almonds
25g Doria Amaretti biscuits, finely crushed
ICING AND DECORATION
125ml double cream
225g dark chocolate, melted (see tip)
100g Doria Amaretti biscuits, finely crushed
Melt the chocolate in a microwave proof bowl on medium-high for 1-2 minutes. Alternatively place in a heatproof bowl and stand over a pan of barely simmering water, making sure that the water doesn’t touch the base of the bowl. Heat until melted.
Throughout the winding streets and the enchanting stone steps carved into the hillsides, the bakers get to work as the sun rises. This is rural Italy, and this is where our traditional methods originate.
Our time honoured natural leavening process requires skill, patience and integrity. Folding and rolling the dough creates many fine layers that enrich its flavour and texture. The ancient slow-rise sourdough recipe we use is delicately nurtured with water and flour over 3 days and nights to produce delicious dough that needs no additives or preservatives. And our authentic way of baking with fire and air creates a golden crisp crunch. Whilst we cook with happiness in our hearts, we take our ingredients very seriously, sourcing only the best from trusted suppliers and producers across the land.