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    Sarah Bernhardt Cakes (Sarah Bernhardt-Kager) (Danish)

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    Total Time:

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    30 mins

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    10 mins

    Olha's Note:

    Sarah Bernhardt, the great French actress, captured Danish hearts to such an extent that they named these special chocolate mousse topped meringue cakes after her.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    • 1 egg white
    • 118.29 ml sugar
    • 70.87 g package blanched slivered almonds, pulverized in a blender
    • 14.79 ml cornstarch
    • 4.92 ml almond extract

    TOPPING AND DECORATION

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper or grease and flour it.
    2. 2
      Preheat oven to 350°F.
    3. 3
      In a large bowl, whisk the egg white until foamy; add the sugar, and beat until mixture holds soft peaks.
    4. 4
      Fold in the pulverized almonds, cornstarch, and almond extract.
    5. 5
      Spoon into 12 mounds evenly spaced on the prepared baking sheet, allowing plenty of space between them.
    6. 6
      Bake until top is dry and cakes are a creamy color, about 10 minutes.
    7. 7
      Remove from sheet and cool on rack.
    8. 8
      Melt 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips in a small bowl over hot water.
    9. 9
      Melt the butter in another pan.
    10. 10
      Whip the egg with the lemon rind, sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
    11. 11
      Mix the COOLED chocolate and butter together and add the egg mixture.
    12. 12
      When this has thickened, spread it over the base of the cakes, allowing the mixture to set.
    13. 13
      Melt the remaining chocolate and pour over the firm chocolate layer.
    14. 14
      Decorate each cake with an almond.
    15. 15
      Makes 12 cakes.
    16. 16
      The Great Scandinavian Baking Book…-- Beatrice Ojakangas.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 28, 2007

      55

      These sweet sensations are really more like a cookie than a cake & are a classic confection here in Iceland. They are quite simply *TDF* & fairly labor-intensive to get right, but so worth every moment of the effort. Chilling the meringue bases well b4 applying the choc mousse & again b4 adding the layer of choc topping is key to success. It also works best to cool the choc topping just a bit & apply it w/a soft pastry brush than to pour it over them or dip them in it. They are served right from the freezer here. All that said, they are truly amazing, 10* worthy & decadent choc heaven w/every bite! Yum! Thx for sharing this recipe w/us. :-)

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    Nutritional Facts for Sarah Bernhardt Cakes (Sarah Bernhardt-Kager) (Danish)

    Serving Size: 1 (44 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 192.6
     
    Calories from Fat 114
    59%
    Total Fat 12.7 g
    19%
    Saturated Fat 6.0 g
    30%
    Cholesterol 31.1 mg
    10%
    Sodium 50.0 mg
    2%
    Total Carbohydrate 19.4 g
    6%
    Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
    5%
    Sugars 16.7 g
    67%
    Protein 2.7 g
    5%

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