There is perhaps nothing more elegant than a Sachertorte. During a visit to Vienna, I tried the original Sacher Torte at Café Sacher. It was so delicious that I had to bake it myself straightaway. I think this version is it pretty close.
I had some chocolate dessert cups and decided to fill them with a little bit of raspberry coulis. I added a few leaves of fresh mint from my garden. Sheer bliss!! I love the aftertaste of the fresh mint. Chocolate dessert cups are available in specialty shops and online. They're nice to have in the house for impromptu puds like this!
This lovely tart is perfect for company; it's rich, impressive and quick! Although it only takes a few minutes to assemble, leave at least 8 hours before serving for the tart to chill. It can be made in either a 20 or 23cm pie dish or tart tin.
I created this recipe as a blend of different chocolate tart and chocolate ganache recipes that I found in various places.
People have said they found the whole tangerine segments were good for relieving the richness of the chocolate.
I made these dairy free chocolate fondants for Valentine's Day. My husband loved it! The result is spectacularly similar to a regular chocolate fondant made with butter, except the olive oil makes it a little healthier, dairy free and uniquely rich. Enjoy these dusted with icing sugar and garnished with fresh berries.
These are classic Italian chocolate truffles made by combining a dark chocolate ganache with chestnuts, then coating with white chocolate, and finally topping the truffle with a dot of pale pink white chocolate. The Italian name literally translates to 'Nipples of Venus'. Enjoy!
These dark chocolate truffles are the perfect after dinner treat. You can of course enjoy them whenever you want. They are flavoured with coffee liqueur and espresso.
Joanne Todd, pastry chef to Guoman Hotels, shares her recipe here to celebrate Wimbledon tennis . . . champagne jelly truffles coated in white chocolate.
This recipe makes about 30 chocolate Irish cream truffles. Of course, these truffles are delicious for any occasion but especially good to give as Christmas gifts!
Delicious truffles made with white chocolate, double cream and Italian lemon liqueur. Perfect gifts! Make these and dark chocolate truffles so you have a selection.
Amaretto liqueur made form almonds pairs beautifully with white chocolate. Roll the truffles in chopped toasted almonds for a beautiful finish.