Monday, 18 July 2011

Chocolate Cherry Pots

Inspired by a dessert that my husband ordered on one of our recent ferry trips, I knocked this together yesterday evening. It's quick to make but tasted great. I did wonder after the fact whether I should have used amaretto instead of rum to flavour the cream, to go with the amaretti biscuits, but it definitely worked nicely with the rum.

Apologies for the blurry picture, I haven't freed up my normal camera's memory cards post-holiday yet.

Chocolate Cherry Pots
Serves 2

1 tin of black cherries, drained
100ml double cream
2tsp dark rum
100g chocolate
4 amaretti biscuits

  1. Melt the chocolate over hot water.
  2. Whip the cream lightly until it begins to stiffen, then add the rum and most of the melted chocolate, and combine thoroughly.
  3. Spoon a little of the cream mixture into each of two glasses. Arrange a layer of cherries on top, and crumble one of the biscuits over the cherries in each glass.
  4. Spoon on more cream, add another layer of cherries, and crumble the remaining biscuits on top.
  5. Finish with a third layer of cream, top with cherries, and use th remaining chocolate to decorate.
  6. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


Jenny Woolf said...


Kazzy said...

Anything with double cream is worth eating. Yum!

becky said...


A Cuban In London said...

Never mind the blurry picture, I'll have chocolate in whichever state it is! :-)

Greetings from London.

Anonymous said...

Simple and scrumptious!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

This makes me hungry!

Classy Career Girl said...

That looks delicious! I think I will make it this weekend! Thanks for the recipe!

Charlotte said...

Chocolate + Cherries? One of my favorite combinations ever. Will definitely be having some of this, YUM!

(Florida) Girl said...

This looks like heaven.

(Florida) Girl said...

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Emreen said...

wow.. This looks absolutely delicious...

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