It's Valentine's day period, everyone is looking for presents, flowers, chocolate.
I read everywhere of women and girls in search of chocolate treats for their men so I decidet to post the recipe of a very particoular cake, Tenerina cake.
It's a typical dessert from Ferrara city (not far from Bologna, I've got there my uncles and cousins, it's a little and quiet city, perfect for a slow kind of life, for bicycles, famous for the ferrarese bread).
This cake remains very short, humid: it's normal, it's quite a sort of brownie to tell the truth.
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup all purpose flour
8 oz. dark chocolate
1 1/2 oz. milk
salt (a sprinkle)
Chop chocolate then melt it with milk "bagnomaria" (in a double saucepan).
In a bowl mix butter and sugar untill you obtain a cream then add 3 egg yolks and flour.
Let the chocolate getting warm then add to the cream mixing.
In a bowl apart whip the egg whites up with a sprinkle of salt (the egg whites should be at room temperature) then add them to the chocolate mixture mixing carefully and slowly.
Pour it in a buttered cake tin and cook for about 25 minutes at 300 F°.
When the cake is cold sprinkle with icing sugar, you can also make or buy a heart-shaped stencil and use it to decor the cake with sugar; you can serve it with whipped cream aside.