April 30, 2013

From Nigellissima by Nigella Lawson

Serves 4-6


250ml double cream
4 tbsp limoncello
200g white chocolate, finely chopped
500g frozen mixed berries (unthawed)


1. Put the double cream and two tablespoons of the limoncello in a milk pan, and heat it until just about to come to the boil, but not actually boiling.
2. Take the pan off the heat and add the white chocolate, then swirl the pan about so that it is all submerged.
3. Take the berries out of the freezer and arrange them in a single layer in a dish or plate that has a small lip (so that the sauce doesn’t drip off later). Sprinkle with the remaining two tablespoons of limoncello and leave for five minutes, during which time you can swirl your white chocolate pan about every now and again to help the chocolate melt into the lemony cream.
4. Using a rubber spatula, gently stir the chocolate-cream mixture, still off the heat, until it’s smooth, then pour it over the berries and serve immediately.

La Femme:

I have successfully made this without the Limoncello in the sauce and it was delicious, I have also considered making it with dark chocolate instead of white depending on the desired wine pairing; a little something to try in the future………If you used the Limoncello, it would be nice to serve it with a small glass of Limoncello on the side.  On this week’s course, both the Rosé and the Red called for mixed berries and who doesn’t enjoy a little white chocolate sauce?

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