I saw this in an Australian magazine recently and thought it would be a nice dinner party dessert. A bit high in cals, but that's ok once in a while and nice if you halved the recipe for a romantic dinner.
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- 200 g dark chocolate, broken up
- 375 ml whipping cream, brought to boiling point but not boiled
- 60 g butter
- 4 eggs, separated
- 20 ml Grand Marnier (or other orange liqueuer)
- 1/4 cup dates, chopped
- 1/4 cup dried pear, chopped
- 1/4 cup dried apricot, chopped
- 1/4 cup sultana
- 1/4 cup glace cherries, chopped
- 1/4 cup pecans or 1/4 cup hazelnuts, chopped
- 1Melt the chocolate in a heat resistant bowl over gently simmering water.
- 2Blend in the cream and butter.
- 3Remove from the heat.
- 4Beat until cooled and slightly thickened.
- 5whisk in the egg yolks and Grand Marnier.
- 6Beat the egg whites until stiff.
- 7Fold into the chocolate mixture along with the fruit and nuts.
- 8Spoon into serving dishes, and refrigerate covered until required.
- 9Serve with almond bread and/or fresh fruit.
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Nutritional Facts for Chocolate pate
Serving Size: 1 (165 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 914.0
- Calories from Fat 769
- Total Fat 85.4 g
- Saturated Fat 48.9 g
- Cholesterol 365.8 mg
- Sodium 206.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 44.3 g
- Dietary Fiber 12.5 g
- Sugars 19.7 g
- Protein 17.2 g
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