The Domestic Godless

Ghetto Gateaux

An ideal confection for those occasions, when opulent hedonism is to be mixed with abject misery.

Preheat your oven to 180ÂșC

In a bowl add 6oz of caster sugar to 3 well beaten eggs, and then place in a larger bowl of hot water. Beat the mixture until it thickens, then add 2 teaspoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice and fold in 3oz of sifted plain flour.


Put the mixture into a greased tin, 9" diameter and 3" deep. Bake in the middle of your oven for 1 hour. Don't worry if it burns, this will only add to the overall mouthfeel later.


Once cool, remove from the tin and split in two. Then spread the bottom layer with the following mixture:

3oz unsalted butter

4oz icing sugar

1 teaspoon of cold espresso coffee

1 small handfull of charred woodcock bones

Cover the top with the same mixture, but remove the bones as you do not want to spoil the surprise.*


Complete the decoration with hand-carved balsawood hovels, arranged into a street scene. Flash burn the top with a chefs blow-torch and serve immediately while still smoking.


*Note: our solicitors have advised us to warn you of the potential choking hazard.