Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Chocolate roll with almonds and dates

9 oz (250 g) cooking chocolate
2 oz (50 g) softened butter
1 egg
2 oz (50 g) powdered sugar
3.5 oz (100 g) fine ground almonds
2 oz (50 g) chopped almonds
1 oz (25 g) arancini (orange zest with sugar)
1 oz (25 g) dates or figs
3.5 oz (100 g) raisins
3 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon rum

Melt the chocolate in three tablespoons of water on a low temperature and then put it to cool. Whip the butter and add the egg, powdered sugar, ground almonds, cooled chocolate, diced arancini, figs or dates, chopped almonds and raisins and mix everything together. When the mixture is finished, give it the shape of cylinder with a diameter of 2 inch (4-5 cm) and cut slices about half inch (1 cm) thick.

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