Choc and awe: A step-by-step dessert treat

Richard is pay­ing homage to the joys of the co­coa bean

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This month’s recipe is all about choco­late. It’s a recipe I’ve been us­ing for years and re­mains a favourite. It is in­cred­i­bly sim­ple to make and is all about the qual­ity of choco­late you use. I’m sure it will be­come a real showstoppe­r in your reper­toire.

In fact the next few weeks seem to re­volve around the co­coa bean, with our pop-up re­vival of the Noverre cinema at the As­sem­bly House show­ing Cho­co­lat. This de­li­cious film is filled with love, ro­mance, he­do­nism and, of course, choco­late.

Based on the book by Joanne Har­ris and star­ring Juliet Binoche and Johnny Depp, the film is a French fairytale ded­i­cated to the power of choco­late. We then fol­low this up with a visit from a man who car­ries the ti­tle of the UK Choco­late Am­bas­sador. If there’s a man with a more im­pres­sive job ti­tle I’ve yet to meet him. Gary Hunter, who is a judge at the World Choco­late Mas­ters also hap­pens to be a Hether­sett lad, born and bred, and an­other in­spi­ra­tional alumni from City Col­lege Nor­wich.

For no rhyme or rea­son Nor­folk sud­denly seems to lead­ing the way in pro­duc­ing su­perb choco­lates in the UK. We have the famed Booja Booja, Gnaw, the Choco­late Deli on Wells seafront, Har­risons from Kings Lynn and Sap­phire in Taver­ham all fly­ing the lo­cal flag, with more en­trepreneur­s mak­ing choco­late from bar to bean right here in our county.

As­para­gus, crabs, sam­phire, saf­fron, beer and now choco­late. Nor­folk is cer­tainly in the pre­mier league when it comes to in­spi­ra­tional in­gre­di­ents!

ABOVE: Choco­late, or­ange and ginger truf­fle cake

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