Chocolate brandy bavarois

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Mum's best dish
Mum's best dish
  • Serves: 6

  • Prep time:

    plus overnight setting
  • Total time:

    plus overnight setting
  • Skill level: Bit of effort

  • Costs: Mid-price

goodtoknow user Suzanne Readman sent in her Mum's Best Dish, chocolate brandy bavarois and says: 'My mums chocolate brandy bavarois makes a great special dessert for Christmas or any special occasion for that matters!' A thick creamy topping with a deliciously sweet inside, this tasty dessert recipe is perfect for sharing with the whole family and has been a favourite in the Readman household for generations.


  • 2 eggs
  • 2tsp caster sugar
  • ½ pint milk
  • ½ pint double cream
  • 6oz grated chocolate
  • ½oz gelatine (to set 1 pint)
  • 1 measure of alcohol - Brandy is my preference

To decorate:

  • ¼ pint whipping cream
  • Chocolate shapes
  • Sponge fingers
  • Apricot jam

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  1. Heat milk to just below boiling point. Whip eggs and sugar. Add hot milk slowly
  2. Using Bain Marie method, heat slowly until the custard coats the back of a wooden spoon stiring throughout. Add grated chocolate & leave to cool
  3. Cut sponge fingers in half and line 6" or 7" flan ring using the apricot jam to coat the sides and base of the fingers to create a seal between the individual fingers and the serving plate
  4. Dissolve gelatine in hot water. Whip double cream to consistency of custard
  5. Add gelatine, whipped cream and alcohol to custard and cool quickly until it starts to set
  6. Pour into flan ring & set in the fridge (12+ hours/overnight) Remove 1 hour before serving and decorate

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