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Ottolenghi Sticky Chocolate Loaf?

THewat Dec 3, 2012 09:54 AM

Anyone made it? My batter was heavy / dense, and when I split it between two 500g loaf pans, it looked really skimpy, so I combined both in one 500g loaf pan. In the oven now... I'd be interested to hear if anyone else has made it / what the batter was like / what the results were. Thanks.

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    pavlova Dec 3, 2012 12:27 PM

    I haven't made it, but I am intrigued now. Do report back when it comes out of the oven! Which book is it from?

    1. Caitlin McGrath Dec 3, 2012 04:25 PM

      This is the one with prunes and brandy from Ottolenghi: the Cookbook? I have always been curious about it. I does seem like it would be one of those dense, moist cakes. I'll be curious to hear your results.

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      1. re: Caitlin McGrath
        THewat Dec 3, 2012 06:01 PM

        Yes, that's the one. It's supposed to make two cakes, and if the picture in the book is accurate, they should each rise and break in the middle, like a pound cake. The batter that I made didn't do that. It was heavy right from the start. I think the decision to bake it in one pan was a good one; it ended up about 2" high. I had a slice when it was just barely warm, and didn't like it very much, and then I had another, thinner, slice when it was fully cool, and liked it a little more. It's surprisingly un-chocolatey, given how much chocolate is in there. I'm hoping someone posts who has given it a fair shake - I really didn't. :(

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