Chocolate and prune have a high taste affinity and come together with walnuts in this incredible torte. Perfect for Passover or any time of year! Serves: 8-10 slices
Prep Time: 15 min
Cooking Time: 45 min
Total: 60 min
6 large egg whites, room temperature 1/2 cup sugar pinch of salt 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts, lightly toasted 1 1/4 cups pitted prunes, chopped 1 cup (250g) bittersweet chocolate, finely ground or shaved
Line the bottom of a 9" springform pan with parchment paper. Grease the sides.
In a large bowl beat egg whites and salt with an electric mixer until they form soft peaks.
Add sugar a little at a time while beating, until stiff glossy peaks are formed.
Fold in walnuts and prunes. Add chocolate and fold gently but thoroughly.
Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and smooth the top.
Bake for 35-45 minutes in a preheated oven at 350 F.
Let torte cool. Run a thin knife around the edge of the pan and remove springform sides. Invert torte onto a cake plate and discard paper.