- 350g good quality chocolate cut into small pieces
- 150g butter
- 140g sugar
- 50g candied ginger finely chopped
- 4 egg yolks
- 6 egg whites
- 40g sieved flour
- some sieved castor sugar for decoration
Preheat the oven to 180° C or 350° F. Place a heat resistant glass bowl in a large pot of hot water. Add the chocolate, butter, sugar and candied ginger to the glass bowl. Melt, stirring continuously.
Let the mixture cool a little, add the egg yolk then the flour and mix thoroughly.
Whip the egg whites stiff, a third of the egg white should be mixed quickly into the chocolate mixture, then carefully fold the rest into it. Pour into a baking form of about 20-23 cm diameter and bake for 35-40 min.
Leave to cool completely before turning it onto a cake platter, dust with the castor sugar and serve.