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  1. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    Incredible, I always swoon for meringue! No words are necessary to appreciate it’s glory.

  2. Victoria (District Chocoholic)

    You can bring this to a dinner party at my place anytime. Perhaps tonight.

  3. whisperinggums

    Well done Hannah … the jagged edges must be acknowledged and then beaten back as best you can.

  4. Three-Cookies

    No words necessary, just a slice or two of the torte:)

  5. Emma

    I know that I usually do
    write an excessively long comment.
    But without much to go on here,
    a call-and-response themed answer was merited.

    Dates, dates, dates! Woop, I love dates!*

    *I turned the subtle prose into a cheer. Go team!

  6. Evan Thomas

    I’ve never seen meringue like that. Anything with chocolate must be delicious.

  7. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

    You would get no complaints here about a stronger almond flavor! This looks amazing – with dates, too! What is the cream sauce?

  8. Kath Lockett

    Jagged poetry to start and cracklingly good meringue tart to finish – words and actions in sync!

  9. Kate at FudgyGoodness

    Ooh, I’ve made this one before and it was heaven! Definitely one of my favourite combinations – chocolate, date and meringue!

  10. Fiona

    Wow that looks amazing.

  11. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    This looks delectable, and methinks we should have a poetry swap someday. I barely even write anymore (I needwantmust start that again at some point), but I have scads of poetry in my “archives” from the last decade, decade and a half. It’s been ages since I’ve had a “poetry buddy.”

  12. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    This recipe looks absolutely amazing, and your writing is beautiful regardless of stories and upbeat tales. However, I hope you’re ok! Perhaps you need a good slice of this, with a good coffee, to help keep the jagged edges at bay xo

  13. Leah

    Love a meringue! I’ve never made anything like this torte. I will have to try it one day. ;)

  14. Lizzi

    I do like it. I like it very, very much.

  15. Anna johnston

    Love it, want it. It’s gorgeous and looks oh so tasty. No need for words, you’ve created one of the universes natural goodies… Meringue…. egg whites that have been whipped into submission, each grain of sugar clinging to the white fluffy clouds. Don’t know about you, but bestie, this coats me in elation and thoughts of crystal wrapped almonds spring to mind.
    Thinking of you. Hugs. Xxx

  16. Lisa

    Oh I think I’ve just figured out what to do with the spare egg whites in the fridge! Gosh that looks gorgeous, and I totally think that extra nuts are never an issue. I’m thinking maybe a hazelnut version would be a brilliant use for the hazelnut chocolate I have hiding in the cupboard.

  17. Lauren

    I know from Twitter that you’ve been battling deadlines. Perhaps other things have piled on to create a perfect storm of stress? I hope not! At least you can always take comfort in the knowledge that everyone loves and cherishes the office baker.

  18. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    It’s a real writer’s block kind of day isn’t it! I’ve struggled today and so has a friend. I think a slice of this would help me. Hint hint… ;)

  19. Margaret

    It’s very tempting to show this post to my boss, to explain those days when every sentence I write sounds gumby!
    I am surprised that you ran out of words though darling; to me your imagination seems like an endless galaxy.

    The current crisis in my life made me think of you………there is a mouse in my house and it has nibbled on a block of chocolate that was lying on the spare bed!! Now excuse me while I continue to investigate mouse traps. This one looks good: http://journal.chrisglass.com/2005/09/how_to_catch_a_.html
    Luckily the mouse didn’t eat the 900 or so grams that you lost to insects. I’m also not as grossed out by a mouse…..although last night I’m sure I heard it creeping around in my bedroom.
    I’ve told my neighbours that if they hear a loud scream at night, it is unlikely to be the sound of someone getting murdered; it’s just me getting up close and personal with a mouse!!

  20. Lexi

    This looks awesome. I want one.

  21. hungryandfrozen

    This reminds me of a recipe I used to make a few years back, when I was first really discovering how much I love cooking. The meringue-y aspect of it was scary but it came together to form something wonderful – thanks for reminding me :) I didnae mind that you reminded me how much I like the word didnae either – see what you can achieve in this small amount of words!

  22. Fatbooo

    Wow choc and dates. And meringue! Aaa I soo wanna have a taste!!

  23. Jayme @ Runner-n-Spice

    Yum! Lady, that looks so good! I know it’s only breakfast time here in Canada, but I could go for some of that right now.

  24. msihua

    There are days when I can’t write too.. and I try and I try.. and nothing comes out…

    I GIVE YOU BIG POPPYCOCK HUG! Hee hee

    1. msihua

      Oh and I LOVE YOU LONG TIME :)

  25. Jamee

    Hannah, I hope you’re having a better day by the time you read this! <3 Or maybe you weren't having a bad day at all. Or maybe cooking made the whole day better! ;-) Anyhoo, this recipe sounds incredible. And intimidating. And delicious!!! <3

  26. Errign

    I’ve never made meringue anything, but now I think I should start! Hope you’re having a happy day Hannah!

  27. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    Hope you’re feeling better, Hannah! Thanks for giving us this fabulous recipe, even though you’re feeling shitty. I usually dislike Meringue, seriously. But this looks so light and thin and melty delicious. *Big hug!*
    Heidi xo

  28. Tammy

    No words required Hannah. Lovely looking torte though in reality, I won’t try to make it. Do want to connect regarding raw foods and some of the exploring that you’ve been doing.

  29. Sig

    Um yum. I have this overwhelming urge to make this now.

    Does it make you uncomfortable that I had slightly unsavoury thoughts with that last picture of with the dollop of cream?? Yes, I DID go there.

    However, depsite the way my mind tends to work, I am still thinking this will be my next obsession once I get over Hong Kong egg tarts (meaning the moment I land back in Melbourne, find the ingredients and make this for myself).

    As for the words, we’ll take them in any form if it comes paired with a recipe like this. Keep rocking :)

  30. Junia @ Mis Pensamientos

    WOW. this is gluten free! and it looks fabulously good. who got to devour it all?

  31. Hannah

    Wow, that looks beyond amazing. A beautiful combination of the light crispiness of meringue and the rich density of brownies. I must work to veganize this!

  32. Louise

    My uncle gave me a very very similar recipe to this one at least 15 years ago. Actually I haven’t made it in years. I think I might need to make it again sometime soonish. It was always a showstopper.

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  34. Camille

    This may be just the recipe I’m looking for! I need a “healthy” dessert, and I think this one – low-fat, gluten-free, high-fiber – may be just the ticket! Thanks!

  35. Johanna GGG

    Strangely enough this is a recipe that I was swithering over at my sister’s place on my holiday. It is a cake I must make one day – I am always a little unsure of the meringue but with all the good stuff inside it, it can’t be bad!

  36. Schmoggs

    Just made this cake for my gluten-free friend’s bday tomorrow. Smells amazing cooling – can’t wait to try it. Any ideas about what to do with egg yolks other than ice cream (I don’t have an icecream maker) and lemon curd?

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  39. Lyf

    Hi Hannah I’m dying to try this recipe if the raw brownies is anything to go by this one will be amazing. Just a question – can I use medjool dates and will I need to adjust the ingredients?

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  41. Sarah

    I know this is an old post of yours, but I think that looks so good!!! I’ve been looking for a way to use up some dates and I think this might be it! I also heartily approve of the cream-to-cake ratio!

  42. sharon

    ohhh i’m glad i skipped to the bottom because i was thinking what i could use instead of almonds :) i don’t like them so salted pistachios it is. i’ll be making this for a family dinner later today xxx

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