coriander cakes in a glass

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by the time you read this, the book is out. has been flying off the shelves (thankyouall!) and our dear and creative top chefs have cooked an amazing 18 course menu that dear guests have generously paid for. (here is a little movie to see it all) the corner stone for our school in africa is set - but we need to continue our mission. the more books we sell, the more children get an education.
if you are not in a german speaking part of the world, you might still contribute: bake our cakes (more to follow!), organize a bakesale and consider the charity menschen für menschen, who we trust a 100%. it would be wonderful to see you all help build our school with us.

lets keep on baking for a good cause on once upon a cakestand! this week we'll enjoy tanja grandits wonderful chocolate cakes in a glass. tanja grandits is not only an incredibly talented chef but also the founder of "schweizer spitzenköche für afrika". the recipe she created for the book shows how versatile her kitchen is: its filled with spices! she uses her recipes like a colour chart & mixes and matches them with a lot of courage. and as if with magic - the combinations always work.

these little cakes in a glass are wonderful for the first days of fall. when you need something that warms your heart. add a pinch of cinnamon. an there you have bliss in a glass.


100g dark chocolate
100g butter
100g sugar
3 eggs
50g flour
1 teaspoon coriander, ground
butter, for the glasses

heat the oven to 170 °C.
melt the chocolate together with the butter over medium heat in a pan. stir until smooth.
mix sugar and eggs in a bowl, add flour and coriander. stir in chocolate mixture and smooth the mixture.
put the dough into 4-6 buttered glass jars (about 7 to 8 dl capacity) and bake in the oven at 170 °C for about 20 minutes. then dust with some icing sugar and serve.

TIPP: you can add different spices to this cake: cinnamon, cardamom, star anise and even chili works in this cake. also you can use a larger glass, but make sure you add more time to the baking time.