Day 10 of Twelve Days of Christmas is a chocolate creation….
What you need –
200g good quality dark chocolate
100g good quality white chocolate
50g macadamia nuts, roughly chopped
50g sour cherries, roughly chopped
Chocolate bar mould - optional
Time: 30 minutes
(Makes 9 chocolate bars and 5 chocolate rounds – quantities easily adjusted)
Break the dark chocolate into chunks and tip into a pyrex bowl. Melt the chocolate by heating up a small saucepan of water and placing the bowl of chocolate on top. Do the same with the white chocolate. Whilst the chocolates are melting, roughly chop the nuts and cherries.
Once the chocolates have melted, carefully spoon the dark chocolate into one of the moulds until it is nearly full. Then add a little splodge of white chocolate. Use the skewer to gently swirl the white chocolate into the dark chocolate. Finally, sprinkle some nuts and cherries on top. Repeat until you have filled all your moulds. Place in the fridge and leave to set. Remove 10 minutes before serving.
If you don’t have a chocolate mould, it is just as easy to make chocolate rounds. Spoon dark chocolate on to greaseproof paper and spread outwards with the back of a spoon. Repeat if needed. Add a small dollop of white chocolate and use the skewer to swirl it into the dark chocolate. Then sprinkle the nuts and cherries on top. Repeat until you have used up all the chocolate. Place in the fridge and leave to set. Remove 10 minutes before serving.
The possibilities are endless with this recipe. Try using the white chocolate as the base and adding a swirl of dark chocolate, use different flavoured chocolates or add different toppings like marshmallows, popping candy or candied peel.
Chocolate Slab is great served with ice cream, with coffee at the end of a meal or just when you feel like that chocolate hit!