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Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Ingredients (6-8) :Method: Cooking time for syrup: 5 minutes
Make the syrup, by boiling the sugar and water together.
Flavour with alcohol to taste, then leave to cool.
Line the bottom of a loaf or cake tin with biscuits soaked in syrup, sugar side up.
Melt chocolate in a bain-marie (bowl over boiing water).
Soak gelatine in cold water for 5 minutes, then very gently heat in a pan, stirring constantly until it has melted.
Add melted chocolate and stir well.
Beat egg yolks and (50g) sugar together in a bowl, until white.
Add softened butter and 1 tablespoon alcohol.
Beat egg whites until stiff, then pour carefully into melted chocolate.
Fill loaf tin with chocolate mixture and chill for 12 hours.
Remove carefully and serve with custard.