Match of the week
Chocolate marmalade slump cake with Tokaji dessert wine
As we have so much freshly made marmalade in the house I thought I’d make some kind of marmalade pudding as my contribution to the lunch we had with friends yesterday and settled on this chocolate marmalade slump cake from Lucas Hollweg’s marvellous Good Things to Eat.
It’s a deeply chocolatey flourless cake (how much more appealing does that sound than ‘gluten-free’?) that tastes a bit like an orangey brownie so the wine that immediately occurred to me to pair with it was a Tokaji.
We happened to have a bottle of the 2002 Kiralyudvar 6 Puttonyos hanging around which was still wonderfully fresh and with its own marmaladey flavour picked up perfectly on the orange notes of the cake. (I wouldn't match it with something like a marmalade steamed pudding though - there wouldn't be enough contrast.)
You wouldn't of course have to find a Tokaji this old for a similar match - a younger Tokaji would do.
(If you’re wondering what the ‘slump’ bit means the cake depends like a soufflé on eggs for rising and falls back once you take it out of the oven.)
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