Top 10 chocolate recipes
by Charlotte Morgan | 09 October 2012 | 0 commentsTweet
What better way to celebrate Chocolate Week than with lots of chocolate? Our top 10 has something for everyone.
A chocolate classic
It wasn’t just olive oil, garlic and other Mediterranean-y things that Elizabeth David gave us. Our favourite recipe of hers is a super simple chocolate mousse made with – wait for it – only three ingredients, one of which is water. A very cheap pudding indeed.
A crazy chocolate creation
Now this is fancy. Paul A Young swears that cheese, port and chocolate go together, and if you whip up a batch of these truffles you’re bound to spark debate at a dinner party. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. Click the link for Paul's top tempering tips...
A healthy option
As it is the age of the vegetable cake, it’s only fashionable to give Tristan Welch’s dark chocolate and parsnip cakes a go. The veg gives the cake a wonderfully rich texture and there are dark chocolate chips in there for added luxury. Don’t forget the chocolate ganache on top!
A decadent breakfast
Chocolate for breakfast? Why the devil not! Ravinder Bhogal vamps up French toast with gooey chocolate spread, caramelised bananas and pistachio nuts for a truly indulgent treat. Perfect for Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, or a lazy Sunday morning.
A fruity fix
That Ed Baines sure does know how to bake. His chocolate and blackberry slice, packed with walnuts, is super moist and would be best served with a rather generous helping of cream. Not a fan of walnuts? Give hazelnuts a go instead. Baking is all about experimenting.
A cookie monster
A young Michael Caines used to bake these chocolate chip and walnut cookies with his mam, so the story goes. It’s a glorious recipe which totally ODs on chocolate chips, walnuts and sugar. But hey, what else did you expect from a cookie?
A tea bread with a twist
Dark chocolate and ginger were meant to be. Add cardamom to the mix and you’ve got yourself a truly scrumptious tea bread to share with granny. Plus there’s no creaming, smoothing or any effort at all required for this bake.
A quick-as-a-flash torte
Need a ready-in-a-jiffy dessert? Try Fay Ripley’s quick chocolate torte (pictured here and above), on the table in under an hour and made with only five ingredients. Decorate with seasonal berries, a dusting of cocoa and a blob of whipped cream, and share with only your favourite friends.
A fancy pants
Ooh la la, what a fantastic Friday night treat. Master mixologist Nick Strangeway shakes cherry whiskey together with vermouth and chocolate bitters for this cherry chocolate manhattan. Garnish with a cherry for extra glamour.
A white chocolate cracker
Cracking the top of a crème brûlée is the ultimate dessert satisfaction. Make yours with white chocolate and pomegranate for a refreshing finish. Remember: if you don’t have a blowtorch, just caramelise your brûlée under the grill.
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