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Going back 15 years ago, February 14th or Valentine’s day was a huge event in the hospo world. Restaurants would be booked out months in advance. Fast forward to 2021 and I feel the event has sadly faded away a wee bit.

I say bring back Valentine’s day and bring it back with chocolates! This is a recipe we used all the time at Molten and it was an absolute hit with our diners.

  • 300gm dark chocolate
  • 100ml cream
  • 150gm unsalted butter
  • Good quality cocoa powder for dusting

Break the chocolate up into a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of warm water to melt slowly until liquid.
Heat the cream in a saucepan until warm and then pour over the melted chocolate, beating continuously till well combined.

Place the softened butter into a mixing bowl and whisk until light. Then trickle in the chocolate cream mixture. Continue to beat until well combined.

Place the chocolate mix into the fridge until ready for use.

Use a melon baller or small teaspoon to make the balls of the chilled chocolate ganache, dipping it into the cocoa powder.

Set aside ready for the right moment.