Make a dough out of
60 gram flour, 20 gram cold butter, 25 gram sugar and 1 egg. Put in
the fridge for 30 minutes, roll it out to a circle, put on the bottom
of a round oven dish and bake 15 minutes at 175 degrees
Celsius. Allow to cool and spread
the strawberry jam over the bottom. Put 80 gram butter, 100 gram flour,
75 gram corn starch, 200 gram sugar, 4 eggs and 100 gram melted chocolate
together and mix during 2 minutes. Put baking paper in a rectangular
oven tray and spread the batter thin. Bake 10 minutes at 200 degrees
Celsius. Cool down and cut in 5
long strips with the same width. Chop the banana's (leave a piece behind
for decoration), soak the gelatin leaves in a little water and dissolve
them in 1 dl hot cream. Beat 2 dl cream and mix with gelatin mixture
and banana's. Cool down and spread over the cake strips. Roll up one
of the strips and put it straight up on the middle of your cake bottom
with jam. Roll the other strips in a circle around it, dry side out.
Cut the bottom to match the circles and form a round chocolate pie.
Melt the other 100 gram chocolate, mix with 2 egg yolks, beat the two
egg whites until fluffy, beat the rest 2 dl of cream. Mix the chocolate
with cream and then with egg whites. Spread over top and sides of the
cake and decorate with banana slices.
I was inspired by "Gents'
chocolate pie" a recipe of Harry Mercuur, a famous patissier in Amersfoort,
the Netherlands. It looks a little complicated and it is a lot of work,
but it is worth it, since the result look great and is delicious.
Put self raising flour,
brown flour, sugar, eggs, soft butter, biscuit spices and milk together
and mix during 5 minutes. Add the ginger. Put the mixture in a cake
form. Peel the apples and cut them in slices. Put the slices on top
of the cake, push them down a little bit. Bake 45 minutes at 150 degrees