The Miraculous Flour-Less Chocolate Cake

In 1996 my mother bought me a cookbook. The book titled ‘YUM’ by Terry Durack, a well known Australian food writer and critic, still commands prime position on my now heavily laden shelf, 20 years on. There are several reasons for this. The most important one being the recipe for his Miraculous Flour-Less Chocolate Cake….

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