there are some birthdays for which only a cake of the chocolate variety will do…
and last weekend saw us celebrate just such a birthday.
this celebration required something seriously chocolatey,
and just that little bit special.
not wanting to make something of mud-cake variety,
nor something with a thick fug of icing –
i decided instead on these nutty little numbers:
individual chocolate and hazelnut tortes.
dark chocolate delivered the necessary big cocoa hit, whilst hazelnut meal played nicely to provide a lovely light nuttiness.
a dollop of double cream and a swirl of gorgeous orange persimmon
(optional, but really very beautiful)
was all that was needed to perfect this particular chocolate dream.
delicious. chocolatey. and just a little bit nutty.
(the perfect combination)
happy birthday. x