Jul 27, 2012
This is served up in some of the poshest restaurants in London as dessert, but it's dead simple to make at home and oh-so plate lickingly good that I defy the fussiest eater to refuse it! It's best to freeze the berries yourself, as ready-frozen berries tend to go a bit mushy when defrosted. The combination of the frozen berries and hot white chocolate sauce is divine.
- 1 1/4 cup mixed berries, such as blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, and red currants
- 2 ounces white chocolate, chopped into small pieces
- 1/4 heavy cream
- To freeze the berries, line a rimmed baking sheet with baking parchment or waxed paper and arrange the berries in a single layer. When they are frozen, transfer to small freezer bags. They will last for 1 month and are also good in smoothies.
- Take the berries out of the freezer and divide between two bowls. Allow them to defrost slightly at room temperature, for about 10 minutes.
- Put the chocolate and cream in a microwaveable bowl and cook for 10 seconds, stir, and repeat heating and stirring until chocolate has just melted (it will take 4 to 5 blasts) and you have a smooth sauce.
- Alternatively put the cream and chocolate in a small heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water and stir continuously until the chocolate has just melted.
- Pour the hot sauce immediately over the berries and serve at once.