180g almond meal, roasted
125g raw caster sugar
1 egg white
100g 70% Lindt EXCELLENCE 70% Cocoa
40g 70% Lindt EXCELLENCE 70% Cocoa, chopped
3-4 tbsp orange marmalade or preserve of your choice
Melted Chocolate and chopped roasted almonds or pistachio
Preheat the oven to 180C.
In a mixing bowl combine the almond meal and the sugar.
In a saucepan, warm up the milk to just under boiling point and then remove from the heat.
Add the chocolate and allow to sit for a couple of minutes.
Gently stir the chocolate mixture to create a smooth, glossy chocolate sauce. Set aside to cool slightly.
Add the egg white and the slightly cooled chocolate mixture and combine. Lastly, fold in the chopped chocolate chunks.
Line a tray with baking paper and either using a piping bag or by spooning on the mixture, shape logs around 3-4 cm wide (it will spread slightly in the oven).
Bake at 180°C for around 8 minutes.
Take out of the oven and gently, using the back of a kitchen knife or a kitchen spoon, push and shape a ‘channel’ in the middle of each log.
Fill the cavity with a little jam and return to the oven for another 6 – 8 minutes or until the outside feels a little firm.
Remove and allow to cool.
Drizzle with little extra chocolate and sprinkle with a few nuts and some gold dust.