Sunday, 31 October 2010

A Chocolate Sensation

Many years ago this little pot of chocolate magic went onto the menu of a small restaurant in Waterford City, Opus One. Beautifully rich, it was a hit straight away. The secret to this one is to use the best quality chocolate with a high coco content. Please, please do not scrimp on this.
This will make enough for four to six people...

125g of good Irish butter
125g of sugar
1 tea cup of cream
1 free range egg yolk
250g of really good quality chocolate
12 macaroons
good splash of rum
4/6 ramekins

Cream the butter and sugar until they are pale in colour, scald the cream and let it cool, then mix in the egg yolk. Melt the chocolate and stir in the cream and egg mixture and then the butter and sugar. Stir this until it is nice and smooth.
In the ramekins arrange a layer of macaroons soaked in a little rum, pour the chocolate mixture over these until the dishes are full. Cover and place in a fridge for 12 hours.

Q. tip. A perfect dessert that can be made well in advance..

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