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Grenoble coffee

Ingredients:8 people
  • shelled walnuts
    250 g
  • eggs
  • caster sugar
    250 g
  • rum
    2 tablespoons
  • starch
    100 g
  • icing:icing sugar
    150 g
  • coffee extract
    2 tablespoons
  • water
    2 tablespoons
  • walnut kernels (decoration)

  • Preparation time:30 minutes
  • Cooking time:50 minutes

Difficulty:[usr 2]

Grate or very finely chop the walnuts.

Crack the eggs, separating the whites from the yolks.

Work the yolks and the caster sugar to obtain a frothy mixture. Add rum.

Gently fold in the egg whites, then lightly add the walnuts and cornstarch.

Pour into a generously buttered springform pan, 25 cm in diameter, the bottom of which will have been lined with greased parchment paper.

Bake in a moderate oven (th.4/5 – 190°C) for 50 minutes.

Unmold on a wire rack.

Before the cake is completely cooled, glaze it with coffee:sift the icing sugar, put it in a bowl, pour in the center 1 tablespoon of coffee extract, dilute when the mixture becomes too thick, gradually add more l coffee extract. If the amount of liquid seems too low to make the icing fluid to perfection, add water a little at a time (a few drops are enough).

Then spread this frosting in the center of the cake, tilting it so that the entire surface is evenly coated.

Decorate with a few kernels.

Grenoble coffee

Source:Top 100 Desserts. Larousse.