Good Friday – Pud Friday – Raspberry Chocolate Cups

Who doesn’t love a long weekend? More time to spend with the family and for me to ‘play’ in the kitchen.  We are not particularly Religious, but appreciate the time Easter gives us together.

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This is a rich indulgent dessert, Raspberry Chocolate Cups which I found Here

I start by melting 200g of dark chocolate, I do this in the Thermomix, which means I can ensure that it is tempered properly.

I add 200g of broken dark chocolate into the Thermomix bowl and whizz at speed 10 for a few seconds, scrape down and remove 50g of the Chocolate and set aside. Heat the remaining Chocolate at heat 50 speed 2 for 4 minutes, then scrape down the bowl again.

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to temper, add the remaining 50g of Chocolate and stir at speed 2 for 1 minute, this should drop,the temperature to 37, and the chocolate becomes very glossy.

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I am painting the inside of 6 silicon muffin cups, make sure this is thick enough to ‘hold’ when cooled. These can be made the day before if necessary.

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Then, when ready, I used 150g of Aldi Frozen Raspberries and 50g of sugar in the Thermomix, speed 2, heat 100 for 5 minutes, a pan is just as good, just keep an eye on it – bring to the boil and simmer for a few minutes till ‘jammy’.

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Stain the Raspberry mix to get rid of the seeds, and leave to cool for a bit.

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Into the Thermomix bowl, I add 200g of broken dark chocolate (I used Aldi everyday dark chocolate) cook at heat 50, speed 3 for 5 minutes till melted and gooey – then add the Raspberry purée and stir for a few minutes to incorporate. This could of course be done in a Bain Marie.

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In a separate bowl whisk 300ml double cream till ‘dropping’ consistancy, add about a third of the whipped cream to the chocolate mix to ‘slacken’ it, then add the remaining cream, gently mix till combined.

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Carefully remove the cases from the moulded Chocolate.

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gently add the Raspberry ganache into each cup – chill for at least 2 hours.

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Just before serving, top with fresh raspberries and a dusting of iceing sugar

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Beware – these are dangerously delicious and wayyy to easy to make 🤣

 

 

Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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