Valentine's Day Molten Chocolate Sundae – Recipe Hack

This isn't really a recipe – more like a hack for creating an impressive dessert with minimal effort. But you'll still get brownie points for it. So there's no excuse not to make it this Valentine's Day – whether you're treating a special someone or yourself (who, let's face it, is also a special someone).

Things You'll Need:
  • Compound chocolate – this is 'fake' chocolate made with vegetable fats instead of cocoa butter. It's usually sold as 'cake covering' or 'candy melts', has a slightly higher melting point than real chocolate, and doesn't need tempering to set perfectly – so it's the quickest and easiest to make chocolate shapes with.
  • Edible gold lustre spray (optional)
  • Brownie bites
  • Strawberry slices
  • Your favourite ice cream
  • A heart-shaped chocolate
  • 1 tbsp Nutella
  • 2 tbsp double cream

1. First, make the chocolate lid. Simply melt a couple of blocks of compound chocolate, or a few candy melts, in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Then spread on some kitchen foil to create a disc wider than your chosen serving glass.

2. Dust with gold powder and pop in the fridge to set – it'll only take a couple of minutes.

3. Assemble the brownie bites, strawberry slices and chocolate in the glass, top with ice cream, ad finish with your chocolate lid.

4. Quickly stir the Nutella and double cream together in a small pan over a medium heat until it's steaming hot.

5. Now pour the hot Nutella cream over the chocolate lid and watch it melt and trickle down to your sundae.

Enjoy, and have fun.


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