Created by Carol Willis and reproduced with the kind permission of Andy Fawcett from the AFP Recipe Archive.

Made up after a weird food tasting at a gaming convention

175g plain chocolate
125g butter or margarine
125g caster sugar
200g ground almonds
4 eggs (separated)
1 clove garlic

Note: this is the only time the standard cooking-with-garlic rule (if you're not sure you've put enough in, you haven't) doesn't apply. One clove will enhance the chocolate flavour without being very obviously garlic - any more takes over.

Nanny Ogg with a courgette.

Pre-heat oven to gas mark 4 (180°C). Line tin etc. Melt chocolate in microwave (or use bowl over saucepan of boiling water). Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the almonds, egg yolks, chocolate and crushed garlic. Whisk egg whites until stiff and fold into the mixture.

Pour into tin and bake for about 50 mins. This tastes even better if covered in chocolate fudge icing after cooking (50g butter, 3tblsp milk, 250g icing sugar, 2tblsp cocoa powder. Melt butter in saucepan with the milk, add sugar and cocoa and beat until glossy, pour over cake).


Once upon a time, there was a discussion on the Internet newsgroup about favourite foodstuffs. And, for once, the recipes were not all about bread or beer (No, I didn't believe it either!).

After a while, it became a bit of a chore to follow the various ideas being put forward, and the archives were mooted after a conversation along the lines of:

"We should find some way of collecting all these recipes."

"Good idea. Who's going to do it?"

So, the archive was created, along with a simple set of instructions on how to access it, and a few recipes were made available.

Andy Fawcett (with assistance from Mark Lowes and Rob Collier)

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