Chocolate and Olive Oil Gateau
by Sam Kamienko
Sam Kamienko (@skamienko) a chef and baker based in London. Sam was most recently the head chef at Leroy in London. Sam says "This recipe is a favourite of mine and is completely influenced by Pierre Jancou a favourite chef of mine from France. He calls this recipe "Gâteau de Zoë" after his daughter, who I hear loves this cake dearly. I ate this cake when Pierre was cooking a residency at Chambre Noir in Paris last summer. It was so good, he served it with some amazing hazelnuts and sea salt. This version is dairy free and gluten free, with olive oil and chocolate being the focus.
200g 70% Belize 70% Cooking Chocolate
50g good quality olive oil
40g unrefined organic sugar or caster sugar
5 egg whites
4 egg yolks