Chef’s Corner - Fruity chocolate soup treat

This is something that all you dessert lovers will like for sure.

This is something that all you dessert lovers will like for sure.

INGREDIENTS:

240g of good quality dark chocolate

120g of butter

120g granulated sugar

1 pint of stock syrup (Boiled and cooled sugar with cinnamon stick. Add two oranges and two lemons, squeezed, boiled and reduced to a syrup consistency).

2 tablespoons of chocolate powder.

METHOD:

Place the lot into a large pot with a realy thick bottom . Boil and simmer, stirring regularly until a glossy syrup remains and there you have a wonderful chocolate sauce .

Now for a top tip, I like to add some raspberries to mine for a little sharpness.

In a cup gently greased with a little butter, add any fruits of your choice - banana, raspberries and kiwi in this case.

Gently microwave for 30 seconds. Pop on to your soup plate and finish with the chocolate sauce.

You can also add ice-cream, or serve it over baked coconut or dried orange slices.

This is a great little dish and really simple.

The chocolate sauce in a jar with a home made label for Christmas is a perfect little gift from the children to relatives, and should get a few star points for the festive season.

- Chef Chris Sandford of the Moat Cafe in Naas writes the weekly Chef’s Corner column in the Leinster Leader