Ahhh, I’m back! And hoping to sweeten up your week – with a baking post of course! It feels so long since I did any baking, and especially a long time since I posted my Banoffee Pie recipe, so I’m about to put that right!
You may be wondering what on earth a Doukissa is – and if you don’t know, I wouldn’t blame you. Had my sister not tried this dessert on a recent holiday to Cyprus, I too would be in the same boat. But, if like me you love a chocolate/biscuit combo, then you will for sure love this. I just had to give it a try! Its so simple, 20 minutes prep (excluding chilling time of course), no oven and I didn’t even need a mixing bowl – just a hob and saucepan. The rest of the work is down to the fridge!
To make the Doukissa, I used:-
- 250g unsalted butter
- 200g Marie biscuits
- 100g benched almonds
- 100g sugar
- 90g drinking chocolate
- 90g cocoa powder
- 2tbsp water
- 1/2tbsp Vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
For the topping (optional):-
- 2tbsp blanched almonds
- First, lightly toast the almonds and soften the butter.
- Mix these with the sugar, cocoa and drinking chocolate in a saucepan. Use a medium heat and stir at regular intervals until the ingredients have dissolved.
- After taking the saucepan off the heat, fold the eggs and vanilla extract into the mixture.
- Break the Marie biscuits into pieces and add these in. (I actually used a rich tea biscuits and this worked a treat!) Stir gently so that the biscuits have been coated well by the chocolate mix.
- Turn the mixture into a loaf tin (roughly 500g in size), covered with baking paper. Use a wooden spoon to push the mixture down firmly.
- Place foil over the top and put it in the fridge overnight to set.
- Use the baking paper to pull the cake out of the tin once set.
- Toast the leftover almonds and sprinkle them over the top for decoration.
Voila – you have yourself a Doukissa!
Tip:- Remember to start preparation in good time, to allow for chilling/setting time! This needs chilling overnight, which caught me out and I had to wait the extra time before tasting it…..
This was delicious – really easy and super tasty….. it went down a storm!
If this looks like your cup of tea then please do give it a try! I’d love to hear what you think and please do send me photos of your creations!
Recipe from BBC Good Food