Colin Luke's Chocolate Surprise

May 10th 2014

Colin's Chocolate Surprise dessert

Ingredients

Colin Luke's chocolate brownie in preparation - image by Colin Keldie Colin Luke's chocolate brownie in preparation - image by Colin Keldie Brownie

  • 200g quality milk chocolate
  • 250g unsalted Island Smokery Orkney butter
  • 75g dried cherries
  • 50g chopped nuts
  • 1 x bar Orkney fudge
  • 80g quality cocoa powder
  • 65g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 360g caster sugar
  • 4 large free-range Orkney eggs

Chocolate Dome

200g good quality milk chocolate

Hot Chocolate Sauce Ganache

  • 200g good quality milk chocolate
  • 200ml double cream

Method

Brownie

  1. The complete chocolate surprise dessert - image by Colin Keldie The complete chocolate surprise dessert - image by Colin Keldie Preheat the oven to 180°c
  2. Line a 24cm square baking tin with greaseproof paper.
  3. Snap the chocolate into a large bowl, add the butter and place in microwave for 20 seconds at a time until melted stirring gently. When completely melted stir through the cherries, nuts and Orkney fudge.
  4. Sift the cocoa powder and flour into a separate bowl, add the baking powder and sugar, mix together.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the chocolate, cherry and nut mixture and stir together well. Beat in the eggs, mix until you have a silky consistency.
  6. Pour the brownie mix into the baking tin, and place in the oven for around 25 minutes. You don’t want a skewer to come out clean – the brownies should be slightly springy on the outside but still gooey in the middle.

Chocolate Dome

  1. Melt chocolate in microwave for 20 seconds at a time until runny. 
  2. Paint a silicone dome mold until completely covered, taking care to keep the edges clean.
  3. Freeze
  4. When ready to serve, pop out chocolate mold (with care!). Put back in freezer if you want to do this step ahead.

Hot Chocolate Sauce Ganache

  1. Melt chocolate in microwave for 20 seconds at a time until runny.
  2. Add cream and stir until combined

To serve

  1. Cut a square of chocolate brownie (still warm) and place on dish. 
  2. Place chocolate dome over the top and serve the chocolate sauce in a small jug. 
  3. Be careful to keep the chocolate sauce hot, perhaps by using a dish of boiling hot water to sit in. The idea is that when the chocolate sauce is poured over the dome it melts.
  4. Serve with a scoop of whipped double cream and some berries.
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