Chocolate Hazelnut Gateau with Melba Sauce
Opa Opa Chocolate Raspberry Porter will accompany the dessert, a Chocolate Souffle with a Melba Sauce
Drizzle and Raspberry Chantilly.
It is also true that raspberries combine with other fruits better than strawberries - a strawberry puree is relatively flavourless compared with melba sauce
, which is raspberry puree by another name.
A crunchy brandy snap biscuit base topped with layers of peach & raspberry mousse studded with Madeira cake chunks & squirts of melba sauce
. This delightful dessert is finished with ribbons of strawberry flavour cream & decorated with white chocolate spaghetti & brandy snap crumb.
Ingredients 1 vanilla pod 3 tbsp golden caster sugar 2 ripe peaches, stoned and cubed 150g raspberries 50g butter 100g digestive biscuits, crushed 200g tub light soft cheese 300ml pot whipping cream Method Make the Melba sauce
by pouring 125ml cold water into a small saucepan with the vanilla pod and sugar.
For those who have never sampled the delight (though I can't believe any of you haven't tried one) it's served in a tall ice cream glass with a mixture of fresh fruit in the base with optional liquor for adults, three scoops of ice cream (usually vanilla and strawberry), peach melba sauce
, whipped or squirty cream and a glace or fresh cherry on the top.