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This restaurant-quality dessert is sure to dazzle your guests. The toffee shard also contains hazelnuts.
200 g dark chocolate broken into pieces
284 ml thickened cream
For the caramel sauce
100 g soft brown sugar
100 g butter
150 ml thickened cream
For the salted caramel brittle
150 g sugar
100 g blanched hazelnuts
- For the ganache, put the chocolate into a large bowl. Heat the cream in a pan until just boiling, then pour it over the chocolate. Leave for 5 mins, then stir until smooth. Put the ganache to one side to thicken and cool, then chill until needed.
- For the caramel sauce, heat the sugar and butter in a pan until the sugar has dissolved and the butter has melted. Add the cream, bring to the boil, then remove from the heat and leave to cool.
- For the brittle, line a baking tray with baking parchment, then put the sugar and 3 tbsp of water in a heavy-based frying pan and heat, without stirring, until golden brown. Stir through the nuts, and pour (in a thin layer) over the parchment. Sprinkle with ½ tsp flaky sea salt and leave to set.
- To serve, drizzle each plate with sauce, heat a large spoon in a cup of hot water, then scoop out a curl of chocolate ganache for each plate. Break the brittle into shards and push a piece into each scoop. Sprinkle with crumbled brittle and add a pinch of sea salt.