Tuesday 18 December 2007

Warm Cherries with Chocolate Mascarpone Cream

Quantities for 4 people
Time: 15 minutes

Stone 300g cherries into a heatproof tray, sprinkle lightly with sugar and place under grill for 15 minutes, and warm small bowls or plates to serve.

Meanwhile, take 200g mascarpone and mix in 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger and 2 teaspoons honey. Melt 50g of dark chocolate (easy method: microwave; or use a bain marie), mix well with the mascarpone.

Spoon out the mascarpone onto the center of each serving bowls/plate, sprinkle the hot cherries on top and pour over the (small amount of) cherry juice from the tray. Serve.

Option: after dividing the cherries flame a tablespoon of brandy and mix with the juice before pouring over.

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