Today, October 15th, is my husband’s birthday. Léo loves chocolate, so obviously chocolate was going to be part of the equation. I had some aging figs on hand that I turned into a jam-like filling, and some almonds that I roasted to use as garnish.
I found a recipe on The Kitchn, which you can find at the bottom of this blog post. For the frosting, I followed a simple recipe of melting 2 sticks of butter with one cup of chopped dark chocolate, cooling it until it hardens, and whipping it until it’s fluffy. Essentially a whipped ganache. This method is super fast, but you must work with it quickly in a warm room or the butter will begin to melt out! Chill after frosting, or else.
Oh, chocolate. So easy to photograph.