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Lindt Chocolate & Hazelnut Flourless Torte

Lindt

The LINDT CREATION range is all about indulgence. These 150g slabs enrobe rich flavours in soft centered blocks of luxurious chocolate. The Hazelnut de Luxe dark chocolate bar is a delicious slab filled with a heavenly combination of crunchy hazelnut pieces whipped into an almond and hazelnut praline and enrobed in a layer of indulgent dark chocolate. This recipe, supplied by Lindt, will bring this same hazelnut flavour to your next baking creation - a moist, dense cake that's perfect as a gluten-free option.

ingredients

For the Torte 135g butter 200g Lindt Excellence 70% Cocoa 150g eggs (3 large eggs) 60g yolks (3 large eggs) 90g sugar 1g salt 150g ground almonds 100g Hazelnuts (roughly chopped) 190g dates 100g water 40g Frangelico liqueur (optional) For the Ganache 100g Lindt Swiss Classic Dark Chocolate 100g cream

method

Place the dates, water & Frangelico into a sauce pan – simmer until soft. Blend the mixture until a pulp has formed – set this aside. Melt together the butter & 70% cocoa chocolate – set aside to cool. Whisk the eggs, yolks, salt & sugar until light & fluffy. Then add the chocolate butter mixture. Mix in the date pulp & then all the dry ingredients to form a smooth batter. Pour into the greased cake tin & bake at 150 degrees for 35 min. This cake will stay moist in the centre until cooled. For the Ganache Bring to the boil the cream adding the broken pieces of chocolate. Stir until smooth & shiny. Once the cake has cooled totally and at room temperature pour the ganache over the top spreading to a decorative pattern & garnish with roasted chopped hazelnuts & edible gold leaf. MAKES 1 x 20 cm cake ring 17-august-20164372 This recipe was provided by the LINDT Chocolate Studio.