• 6servings
  • 40minutes

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Nutrition Info . . .

NutrientsLipids, Carbohydrates, Cellulose
VitaminsH, D, E
MineralsNatrium, Fluorine, Calcium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Cobalt, Molybdenum

Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 3 aubergines

  2. salt

  3. olive oil , for frying

  4. sunflower oil , for frying

  5. plain flour , for dusting

  6. cocoa powder , sifted, for serving

  7. 1 vanilla pod

  8. 3 eggs , yolks

  9. 150 g caster sugar

  10. pinch of salt

  11. 85 g mixed candied peel

  12. 30 g cocoa powder

  13. 45 g plain flour

  14. 60 g caster sugar

  15. 300 ml full-fat milk

  16. knob of butter

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Sprinkle the aubergine slices with salt and set aside for an hour to draw out any bitter juices. Rinse the aubergine slices and pat dry.

  2. In a large frying pan heat 2.5 cm of oil (using half olive and half sunflower). Dust each aubergine slice with flour and fry in batches until golden-brown. Drain the fried aubergine on kitchen paper.

  3. While the aubergine slices are being salted, make the crème patisserie. Gently heat the milk and vanilla pod in a thick-based saucepan until it just reaches boiling point. Cover, remove from the heat and leave to infuse for 20 minutes.

  4. Beat the yolks with the caster sugar, flour and a pinch of salt. Add the infused milk, whisking constantly as you do so. Pour the egg mixture back into the saucepan. Cook over a medium heat, stirring constantly, and bring to the boil. Let it boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat, stir in the candied peel and set aside to cool. Remove the vanilla pod.

  5. To make the chocolate cream, mix together the cocoa, flour and sugar in a thick-based pan and whisk in the milk until well-blended. Bring gently to the boil, stirring constantly. Simmer for 2-3 minutes then remove from heat and beat in a knob of butter.

  6. Cover the base of a deep dish (approx 22 cm) with a layer of the fried aubergine. Top with a layer of crème patissiere, then spoon over a layer of chocolate cream. Repeat the layering process, finishing with a layer of chocolate cream. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours.

  7. Sprinkle with sifted cocoa powder and serve.


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