Saturday, January 5, 2013

gateau lawrence

Gateau Lawrence by joanne harris of chocolat


6 1/2 ounces bittersweet chocolate
12 tbs. unsalted butter (1 1/2 sticks) at room temp.
2/3 cup sugar
1 2/3 cups ground raw almonds (use your food processor)
4 large eggs, separated

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.

Line a 10-inch springform pan with parchment paper. Break up the chocolate and melt it in a double boiler over simmering water. Remove from heat and let it cool slightly.

Cream together the sugar and the butter with an electric mixer.
Add the ground almonds, egg yolks, and chocolate, and beat until evenly blended. Beat the egg whites until stiff, add the the chocolate mixture and fold in until well mixed. Pour into prepared cake pan and bake for 35 minutes.

Allow the cake to cool for a few minutes before carefully removing the sides of the pan. Slide a wide knife under the cake to release it from the parchment.

chocolate glaze
melt 3 1/2 ounces chocolate and 3 tbs. butter in a double boiler.


  1. Yum! I've been indulging in gingerbread for the past two days. Dangerous to have these goodies around the house. Your chocolate looks delicious!

  2. Your gateau looks oh so tempting and rich!