Thursday, 12 July 2007

Chocolate Petits Fours

My girlfriend at work, Marika, pointed this recipe out to me and said "look how easy it is!" and by golly was she right! It literally took two minutes! As the recipe suggests. And tastes so decadent! Very quick and easy and impressive if you were to get a last minute invite to a dinner! They are very rich so really just ONE with a liquer coffee would be sufficient! They're like little blocks of chocolate ganache! mmm

200g 70%-cocoa dark chocolate, broken into pieces
200ml thickened cream
20g butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons cocoa powder

Place chocolate, cream and butter in a heatproof, microwave safe bowl. Microwave, uncovered, on MEDIUM for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every minute with a metal spoon, or until almost melted. Add vanilla and stir until smooth.

Line base and sides of a 4cm deep, 7cm x 25cm bar pan with baking paper, allowing 2cm overhang at both ends. Spoon chocolate mixture into the pan. Refrigerate until firm. Cut into small squares and dust thickly with cocoa.


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