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Chocolate Sophisticate

 

The mingling of chocolate and coffee . . . now and then a ladyfinger! This dessert's a mark of gracious hospitality.
33

Yield

6

servings

Prep

1

hrs

Cook

0

min

Ready

25

hrs

Trans-fat Free
 

Ingredients

4 squares semi-sweet chocolate
semi-sweet, null, null
*
2 teaspoons instant coffee
1 tablespoon gelatin, unflavored
*
1 tablespoon water
½ cup sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 large eggs
separated
18 each lady fingers
or spongecake strips
*

Directions

Melt chocolate in heavy saucepan over very low heat.

Add instant coffee and stir until dissolved.

Soften gelatine in 1 tablespoon water.

Combine sugar, salt, and water; boil for 1 minute, and cool to lukewarm.

Stir in melted chocolate, vanilla, and softened gelatine.

Beat egg yolks until very thick and lemon-colored.(At least 5 minutes).

Blend into chocolate mixture.

Beat egg whites until stiff and fold into chocolate mixture.

Lay split ladyfingers or spongecake strips in bottom of well- oiled 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan.

Spoon in about 1 cup of chocolate mixture.

Line sides of pan with split ladyfingers or spongccake strips, anchoring the ends in the filling.

Fill the mold with alternate layers of chocolate filling and ladyfingers, ending with ladyfingers.

Chill for at least 24 hours.

Unmold on chilled plate.

Serve at once.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 108g (3.8 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 19029% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 264mg 88%
Sodium 236mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars g
Protein 16g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 3% Iron 7%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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