Borrachuelo con Salsa de Arroz

Sweet Brandy-Soaked Chocolate Sponge with Rice Pudding Sauce

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By Frank Camorra and Richard Cornish

Published 2007

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Borrachuelo means drunkard. It refers to the amount of rum and brandy-flavoured jarabe (syrup) this chocolate sponge soaks up. This is a good recipe for sponge, as it is lightened by egg whites and leavened by yeast, which also gives it a nutty richness.

When making the sponge, make sure the equipment is really clean because any fat or oil will stop the egg whites from fluffing up. The other little tip is to always think light when making a sponge — a gentle touch will help keep the sponge nice and airy.

The other delight is the rice pudding sauce. It is remarkably easy to make and so delicious. If you keep on cooking it and reduce the milk it becomes rice pudding! This dish is also excellent with some fresh goat’s curd or a little drizzle of leatherwood honey.