Chocolate Semifredo with Salted Caramel
Three reasons why this is the best recipe ever for leftover chocolate:
1. Easy to prepare yet sure to impress
2. Can be made well in advance
3. Best way not to waste unwanted Easter chocolate
85g bought chocolate biscuits crushed (I like to use some sort of whole grain biscuit), 350g leftover chocolate from Easter, 1/4 cup cocoa, 3 eggs, 2 additional egg yolks, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 3/4 cup fine sugar, 1 & 3/4 cups single cream, 1/2 tsp salt flakes
Caramel: 1 cup single cream, 60g butter, 1 cup fine brown sugar
Line a 24-25cm x 8cm loaf tin with baking paper. Place the biscuit crumbs along the bottom of the tin – set aside.
Place the chocolate and cocoa in a heatproof bowl over saucepan of simmering water and stir until smooth (alternatively put in microwave at 600 for 1 min take out, store and then put in again for 1 min – should be melted by this stage – be careful not to overheat!) – set aside.
Place the eggs and extra yolks, vanilla and sugar in heatproof bowl over saucepan of simmering water and using an electric beater beat for approximately 8 minutes – mixture must be thick and pale at end. Gently fold this through the chocolate mixture and set aside.
Whip cream and then gently fold through the egg/chocolate mixture until well combined. Pour into prepared tin. Cover with foil and pop into freezer until at least firm – preferably the nite before using.
For the caramel place cream, butter and sugar in saucepan over low heat and stir until sugar is dissolved. Increase heat a little and bring to boil – cook for further 5 minutes until thickened string the whole time. Allow to cool and drizzle over slices of semi fredo, sprinkle salt flakes on top as the final touch – YUM!
Serves at least 8 people.
Recipe inspired by Donna Hay – she uses dark chocolate instead of leftover Easter chocolate but personally I love the fact that I have found good use of leftover chocolate.
Do any of you have favourite recipes for your leftover Easter chocolate? Please feel free to share them in the comments section below!
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