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Our rich Brandy Cherry Chocolate Pot dessert will have you begging for more

Brandy Cherry Chocolate Pots

This lovely rich dessert will have you begging for more.


1 tbsp golden caster sugar
200g/7oz fresh cherries, stones removed
1 tbsp cherry brandy
290ml/10fl oz single cream
200g/7oz good quality dark chocolate, preferably 70% cocoa, broken into pieces, plus more for garnish
2 large free-range egg yolks

Preparation method

Heat 2-3 tablespoons of water in a saucepan and stir in the sugar, heating gently until the sugar dissolves.

Add the cherries and heat through for 5-8 minutes, or until the cherries are starting to soften and the juices resemble syrup.

Remove the pan from the heat, stir in the cherry brandy and set aside to cool slightly.

Meanwhile, melt the chocolate with the cream in a large glass bowl set over a pan of simmering water, making sure the bowl and water do not touch. Once melted, remove the bowl from the heat and set aside to cool slightly.

Mix the egg yolks into the cooled chocolate mixture until glossy and smooth.

Spoon the cherries into the bottom of six ramekin dishes or small dessert pots, and top with the chocolate mixture. Chill for 30-60 minutes, or until set.

To serve, grate over a little more dark chocolate.

Over 30 mins preparation time
Less than 10 mins cooking time
Serves 6

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