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   100g/4oz Butter plus extra for greasing

   225g/8oz Caster Sugar plus extra for coating

   100g/4oz Plain Chocolate

   3 Large Eggs Whites

   2 Large Egg Yolks

   1 Whole Egg

   A pinch of Salt

   100g/4oz Flour

   350g/12oz Fresh Cherries

   2 tbsp Kirsch

   300ml/10fl.oz. Double Cream, whipped




1.  Heat the oven to 150C, 300F, Gas Mark 2 and grease  a 20cm /8 inch spring-form tin with butter.  Sprinkle a little caster sugar over the base of the tin and shake the tin vigorously, tilting and rotating it to coat the base and sides with the sugar. Turn the tin upside down over the sink to remove any excess sugar. Set aside.


2. Place a small heat proof mixing bowl over a small pan of boiling water. Break


3.  In a large mixing bowl, using an electric whisk, beat together two egg yolks, the whole egg, a pinch of salt and 100g/4oz of the sugar. Beat for five minutes, or until thick and foamy.


4. In a clean bowl, whisk the 3 egg whites  together with 50g/2oz of the remaining


5.  Pour chocolate mixture into the egg yolk mixture, blend thoroughly then sift in


6. Allow to cool completely, then remove from the tin.


7. Meanwhile, stone and halve the cherries, place in a pan together with the remaining sugar and kirsch and cook until the liquid is slightly thickened.


8. To serve -  Transfer the cake to a serving plate and spoon the still warm cherry.


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Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

Beat To introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.

Cream - to - The process where sugar and softened butter are beaten together with a wooden spoon, until the mixture is light, pale and well blended. This process may also be carried out with a hand held mixer or in a food processor.

Rub in -  The incorporation of fat into flour.  Butter is cubed then gently rubbed between the thumb and forefinger, lifting the mixing at the same time, until the fat is fully incorporated and the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

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