You are here

Chocolate And Pistachio Gateau

21st.Century.Chef's picture
Ingredients
  Flour 200 Gram, sifted
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Dark chocolate 200 Gram
  Brandy 6 Tablespoon
  Butter 200 Gram
  Castor sugar 200 Gram
  Eggs 3 , separated
  Pistachio nuts 50 Gram, blanched
  Chocolate butter cream 250 Gram
  Chocolate glace icing 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Dark chocolate 50 Gram, melted
  Icing sugar 350 Gram
  Syrup 12 Tablespoon
  Pistachio nuts 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), blanched
Directions

GETTING READY
1)Preheat the oven to 380 degree F and prepare cake tin.

MAKING
2)Sift flour with salt and keep it aside.
3)Over a double boiler, break chocolate into pieces and add 4 tbsp brandy.
4) Let the chocolate melt, stirring occassionally until velvet smooth
5)In the mean time, cream butter and sugar till soft and light.
6)Beat egg yolks and add to creamed butter a little at a time and blend in.
7) Blend in the melted chocolate.
8)Lighly fold in flour, pistachio nuts and 2 tbsp brandy
9)Whisk egg whites and fold into batter to lighten it.
10) Pour batter into the cake tin and bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes until springy to touch and skewer comes out clean.
11) Remove from oven, rest for 5 minutesi in tin then invert and cool completely on a wire rack.

FINALIZATION.
11)Prepare the frosting by beating all melted chocolate, icing sugar, salt and syrup to get a thick smooth mixture.
12) Frost the cake using a palette knife and chill until ready to serve.

SERVING
13)Serve cake slices garnished with the chopped pistachios.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes

Rate It

Your rating: None
4.083335
Average: 4.1 (12 votes)