If you love chocolate this recipe is to die for. You can stand a spoon up in it and it will give you a chocolate high like you can’t imagine. It is also as close to the rules of this book as chocolate can get as it is a fat meal in essence. Eat it at the end of a ‘fat’ dinner party and enjoy!
You will need:
8oz chocolate with at least 70% cocoa content (85% cocoa content makes the dessert even richer),
60ml of a cup of coffee (decaffeinated ideally),
2 large eggs – very fresh,
4 tablespoons sugar,
1 teaspoon vanilla extract,
2 tablespoons of dark rum,
240ml double cream (OK for whisking),
An electric whisk,
What you do with all this:
Separate the egg yolks and whites. Put the yolks in one mixing bowl and the whites in another.
Using a hand held electric whisk beat the egg yolks until they are blended. Gradually add in 2 tablespoons of sugar, whilst blending all the time. Continue whisking for about 5 minutes or until the yolks turn pale yellow.
Whisk in the rum and vanilla. Leave to one side for a moment.
Break the chocolate bars into squares and put them into a saucepan with the liquid coffee. Stir together, over a low heat, until all the chocolate is melted.
Add the melted chocolate and coffee to the egg yolks, rum and vanilla mixture. Leave to one side.
Clean the whisk beaters thoroughly and then start to whisk the egg whites. Gradually add in the other 2 tablespoons of sugar to the egg whites and whisk the whole lot until stiff peaks form.
Stir the egg white mixture gently into the mixture of egg yolk, rum, vanilla, chocolate and coffee.
Using the empty egg white mixing bowl, whisk the cream until this is stiff and then add this to the other ingredients. Fold everything in together to mix it thoroughly and then pour and spoon the whole lot into a posh bowl ready for a dinner party.
Place in the fridge and leave for at least 2 hours (it can be made the night before and left for 24 hours).
There are many more great recipes like this in The Harcombe Diet Recipe Book