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“Family Circle 4/6/82”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 25 chocolate wafer cookies, crushed (1 1/3 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 34 cup sugar
  • 14 cup brandy
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 18 teaspoon salt
  • 5 unsweetened chocolate squares
  • 1 square semisweet chocolate
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 14 cup cold strong coffee
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 34 cup heavy cream
  • cordial cherries


  1. Lightly butter an 8 or 9" springform pan. Line sides with 3" X 8" strips of wax paper, butter paper.
  2. Combine cookie crumbs and melted butter ina small bowl. Press mixture onto bottom and 1" up side of pan. Chill.
  3. Combine egg yoks, 3/4 c sugar, brandy, vanilla and salt intop of double boiler. Place over simmering water; beat with hand mixer at high speed until thick and pale yellow, about 8 minutes. Turn into a large bowl.
  4. Melt unsweetened and semisweet chocolate in bowl over simmering water. Remove bowl from water, beat in softened butter, 1 T at a time. Gradually beat chocolate mixture into egg yolk mixture until smooth. Mixture will thicken slightly. Stir in coffee: reserve.
  5. Beat egg whites inlarge bowl with electric mixer until foamy white. Gradually beat in the remaining 2T sugar until meringue forms soft peaks. Stir a small amount of the meringue into the chocolate mixture to thin. Gradually fold in the remaining meringue until no streaks of white remain.
  6. Beat heavy cream in a small bowl until stiff; fold into chocolate mixture. Pour into prepared pan. Chill over night. With a sharp knife loosen wax paper from pan; release spring and remove side of pan; remove wax paper. Garnish with Cordial Cheeries.
  7. Cordial Cherries.
  8. Soak 13 maraschino cheeries with stems in 1/4 c brandy in a small bowl, place in freezer. When cherries are frozen remove from brandy and wipe with paper toweling. Melt 4 squares semisweet chocolate; quickly dip frozen cherries into chocolate holding by the stem and swirling until completely covered. The chocolate will harden almost immediately. Refrigerate.

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