Chocolate Potato Cake
- cosmopolita Nov 9, 2009 06:38 AM
Today I made this cake, very soft!
I want to give you the recipe:
Chocolate Potato Cake
75 g dark chocolate (70% cocoa)
150 g flour
70 g soft butter
225 g sugar
125 g of boiled potatoes
4 tablespoons of milk
4 tablespoons of rum
10 g of baking powder
Pass the boiled potatoes through a sieve. Whip the eggs whites until stiff and keep it in refrigerator. Melt butter and chocolate into bath water. Let it cool a bit. Whip the egg yolks with sugar and milk, add melted chocolate, potatoes, rum, and continue to beat.
Add flour sifted with baking powder and finally the egg whites.
Grease a medium sized pan, pour the mixture and bake at 180 C°(350 F°) for about 35 minutes.
The picture here:
Have a nice day!
I'm sure it's fine, cosmopolita, but I'm in the U.S. and bake in volume measurements, not metric. So once I convert the metric to volume, I should be able to tell if any of the proportions seem off, and I'll just come back and ask you and other CHers for help. :-)
My husband's Sicilian, and I'm not Sicilian or Italian, so I've tried to learn at least a few basic Italian and Sicilian regional dishes for him. He's very proud of his heritage, and I know he'll be pleased the recipe came Rome. :-)
P.S. I meant to ask, is this something that should be eaten the same day, or could I make it one or two days ahead of serving? How long will it keep?
Oh I'm sorry for the doses that are inaccurate, I know that you use the cups, we weigh all using the scales. You are much more practical :)
This cake remains soft also the next day, I have kept in a plastic bag. I can not tell if it's still good the third day.
Next time I'll give you a cake more typical Italian like Sicilian cannoli or cantucci, typical biscuits Tuscan :)
No, don't worry about the measurements. They're not inaccurate, cosmopolita. I merely have to convert them to the American system, which is not difficult to do. I'll post to you if I have any questions. I think I want to try this cake this weekend.
I read your post again and I just want to ask about one thing, since you had asked about the translation. It's about this sentence: <<Melt butter and chocolate into bath water.>> Now...in English, "bath water" means the water in a bathtub, that a human steps into to...well, take a bath. :-) We do use the term "waterbath" in cooking, but it means the same as the French "bain-marie", as in custard cups set in a pan of water *in the oven*. So I THINK what you are instructing us to do is to use what we call a "double-boiler" on TOP of the stove burner. The double-boiler has a pot on the bottom in which you simmer water. You set a pan or bowl on top of it and in that top pan or bowl, you gently melt the butter/chocolate. So is that what you meant--stovetop? I think it is, but I just want to check.
I'm sure my family would *love* to have me try some of your other recipes that you feel are more typically Italian. I saw the recipe for zeppole on your website. My husband and eldest stepson in particular consider St. Joseph's Day one of the best food days of the year, because it is the only time our local Italian bakeries feature zeppole.
Btw, are the photographs on your site of pastries that *you* made yourself? They are lovely; the textures on the various items look beautiful. Are you a professional pastry chef?