Happy Birthday to you…

Eggs On The Roof is one year old today.

When I star­ted writ­ing and pho­to­graph­ing Eggs On The Roof, I got used to vari­ations on a single, puzzled ques­tion: but what’s it for? The answer to start with was very simple — a slightly apo­lo­get­ic it’s for me. I wanted to write about food, books I’d read, paint­ings I’d seen and the funny things that happened along the way. I couldn’t do that as a journ­al­ist and cer­tainly not as part of the PhD I’m inch­ing towards com­plet­ing. But over the past year I’ve dis­covered that it’s not just for me after all. I’ve made some won­der­ful friends through Eggs On The Roof. So this birth­day is a joint cel­eb­ra­tion. Happy Birth­day to Eggs On The Roof and happy first birth­day to you too.

Any birth­day needs cel­eb­rat­ing, prefer­ably with cake. And this cake is a good one. It’s light and flour-less and just as import­antly, it’s quick and extremely easy to make. Which means you have more time left to cel­eb­rate.

Chocolate Mousse Cake With a Hint of Crystallised Ginger and a Whole Lot of Whipped Cream

50g best dark chocol­ate, min­im­um 70% cocoa solids

50g best milk chocol­ate

100g Green and Black’s dark chocol­ate with ginger, which is 60% cocoa solids. If you can’t get this, use 100g of best dark chocol­ate and add around a tea­spoon of crys­tal­lised ginger, minced very finely. Just remem­ber that you need a total of 200g of chocol­ate for this recipe.

150g slightly salted but­ter

9 medi­um eggs sep­ar­ated

6 table­spoons caster sug­ar

250 ml heavy or double cream, whipped until soft peaks form

Pre­heat the oven to 175 degrees C. But­ter two 18 cm cake tins and line with bak­ing parch­ment.

Melt the chocol­ate and but­ter in a bowl over a pan of sim­mer­ing water — add the ginger too, if using. While the chocol­ate melts, sep­ar­ate the egg yolks and whites into two bowls. Stir the yolks with a fork and whisk the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Whisk the sug­ar into the whites. Once the chocol­ate has melted fully, allow it to cool for a few minutes and then mix in the eggs yolks. Gently fold in the egg whites, sep­ar­ate the mix­ture between the two cake tins and bake in the oven for around 20 minutes. Remove from the tins, allow to cool and then sand­wich the two halves togeth­er with whipped cream. As the two halves cool they will sink slightly and wrinkle like a Saint Bernard’s fore­head. If you want a smooth top to your cake, make sure that you turn the top lay­er upside down.

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16 thoughts on “Happy Birthday to you…

  1. Happy Birth­day Eggs on the Roof. What a great year. I can’t think of an excuse to make such a deli­cious-look­ing cake but its scrump­tious just look­ing at it.

  2. Fab-u-lous cake Charlie and Happy Birth­day to Eggs on the Roof. I get the same ques­tion about F&F too — ‘but what’s it FOR?’ As if everything had to have some mon­et­ary bene­fit. I now say ‘it’s for fun’.

  3. Hi Liz and thank you for the happy birth­day wishes. It’s fas­cin­at­ing that you get the same ques­tion too. It’s very hard to answer, giv­en that the per­son who would think of ask­ing it would be very unlikely to under­stand. But ‘for fun’ sounds like a good solu­tion to the prob­lem.…

  4. Happy anniversary.
    The cake looks per­fect, cream is whole­food too right?
    Hope the writ­ing remains as fun to do as it is to read

  5. Belated Birth­day Greet­ings Eggs on the Roof. I look for­ward to anoth­er year of look­ing at gor­geous pho­tos and read­ing a well writ­ten blog; I also can’t wait to make this cake it looks sooooo deli­cious. Did you cre­ate the recipe?

  6. Hi gar­rett and thanks so much for the birth­day greet­ings. Yes, it’s one of my recipes. If you make it I’d love to hear how it goes.

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