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Serves 12-16, depending on size you want
⅓ cup cocoa
⅓ cup hot water
150g dark chocolate buttons
1 ¼ cups brown sugar
1 cup ground almonds
4 eggs — separated
Preheat oven to 165degC.
Dissolve cocoa in hot water, add butter and chocolate.
Melt in microwave on short bursts at a low temperature.
Add brown sugar, ground almonds, egg yolks and mix well.
Beat egg whites until firm and add to chocolate mixture and stir until all combined.
Line and grease a square baking tin about 20cm in size.
Pour mixture into tin and cook for 25-30 minutes.
Recipe requested by Mary Matheson, Dunedin
Recipe provided by Cafe Ambience, Gore.
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