Alice is

a recipe hoarder

chocolate mousse cake (with prunes)

makes 1

7 eggs 100 sugar

450 choc 300 butter

250 water 170 sugar

Cling film cake tin to stop water getting in

Turn oven to 150

Mix eggs and first lot of sugar in machine to a sabayon until fluffy

Make a syrup from last lot of sugar and water

Stir in butter to syrup on low heat

Remove from heat, stir in choc

Fold through sabayon and fruit

Cook in ban marie (boiling water) for an hour or so

These are some recipes collected over the years in kitchens. They are mainly in note form, hence rough, and often scribbled down like a madwoman. Contact me if it’s all too confusing!