Ingredients

Biscuit
eggs
4 pc
sugar
0.75 cup
200 g
7 oz
6.60 fl oz
flour
0.25 cup
3.25 tbsp
50 g
1.75 oz
1.65 fl oz
walnuts
0.75 cup
200 g
7 oz
6.60 fl oz
baking powder
0.50 tsp
2.46 ml
salt
pinch
Filling
almonds
0.75 cup
200 g
7 oz
6.60 fl oz
sugar
0.50 cup
150 g
5.25 oz
4.95 fl oz
Custard
dark chocolate
0.75 cup
200 g
7 oz
6.60 fl oz
cream 33%
1 cup
230 g
8.05 oz
7.59 fl oz

Method

Let’s give the floor to Julia: “I would like to share a carefully developed Squirrel’s Pantry cake recipe. I worked on the consistency of the biscuit for a long time, but it was worth it. It has finally reached the coveted pulling consistency.”

The calculation is for a mold of 18 cm (7 inch) diameter.

Biscuit

The biscuit:

  • 4 eggs | 4.00 items
  • 200 grams sugar | 7.05 oz
  • 50 g flour | 1.75 oz
  • 200 g walnuts | 7.05 oz
  • 0.5 tsp baking powder | 1.00 tsp
  • a pinch of salt | 1.00 pinch
  1. Whip the eggs with sugar and salt until light and stable. Stir in the finely sifted flour and the baking powder with a spatula. Carefully stir in the chopped and pre-roasted nuts.
  2. Place the dough into two molds, and bake it in the oven, preheated to 150-160C (302 to 320F) for 30 minutes, and then for another 15-20 minutes at 120C (248F) until a dry toothpick.
  3. The exact baking time depends on your oven; you may need to vary it a little. Remove the biscuits from the molds, and cool them on a wire rack; then wrap the biscuits in plastic and refrigerate them overnight.

Filling

The filling:

  • 150-200 g almonds | 7.05 oz
  • 150 g sugar | 5.30 oz

Dry the almonds. Melt the sugar in a thick-bottomed saucepan until caramelized; add the almonds, then mix it quickly and spread the caramelized nuts on the parchment. After cooling, grind them until crumbs, using a blender.

Custard

The custard:

  • 200 g dark chocolate | 7.05 oz
  • 230 g cream 33% | 8.10 oz

Bring the cream to a boil, add the chopped chocolate, and mix until smooth. Refrigerate it. You can already use the custard just like it is, or you can whip it a little more.

Cake assembling

For soaking the biscuits, you can use any syrup of your choice. I brewed 150 g (5.30 oz) of strong coffee.

Cut the biscuits into 3 or 4 pieces. Soak them with the coffee or the syrup. Assemble the cake, placing the praline and the biscuits one by one, and making the sides from the custard.

That's it.

Enjoy!