Chocolate Chestnut Torte

Ingredients:
  • 200g Fairtrade plain
  • chocolate, broken into squares
  • 150g butter
  • 50ml brandy
  • 150g unsweetened
  • chestnut purée
  • 4 free range eggs
  • 100g Fairtrade caster sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 90g ground almonds
  • 30g Fairtrade white chocolate
Method:

Heat oven to 180°C.

Melt the butter and chocolate in a bowl above a pan of boiling water.

Beat chestnut purée and brandy in a small bowl.

Whisk eggs, sugar and vanilla in a large bowl until pale and thick (about 5 minutes with an electric hand mixer).

Fold the chestnut mix into the eggs, then fold in the almonds and the chocolate mixture.

Pour into a clip sided greased 20cm tin and bake for 25 minutes.

Cool on a wire rack. Melt white chocolate and drizzle over the top.

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