Whenever there’s an offer on the premium chocolates I tend to stock up. Lately I’ve been eating my chocolate quite slowly and have built up a little cache as a result. So what do you do when there’s yet another offer at the supermarket?
You make chocolate desserts, of course.
As it’s summer, the first dessert you ought to make is ice cream. It’s simple to make if you’ve got an ice cream maker, otherwise it can be a bit of a faff to freeze slightly, blend, freeze, blend, freeze… the manual process makes it a special occasion piece, the ice cream maker enables it to be a regular occurrence.
This recipe from Olive magazine gives you a rich, bitter chocolate-lover’s ice cream. I prefer to substitute half the cocoa for an equivalent amount of 70% dark chocolate - not a large difference, but I prefer it.