My husband can't eat a dessert unless it is chocolate so for Christmas Day I made Salted Caramel Chocolate Torte which is a James Martin recipe from BBC Good Food. Steve made everything else for the Christmas dinner so I was rather spoiled this year!
I loved the taste of the salted caramel and everyone enjoyed it but it was rather rich for after a Christmas dinner! I'm not a huge fan of chocolate desserts and usually prefer something fruity and lighter after a big meal. I need a husband who matches me better, I think.
On the same theme, we were invited to my Mum and Dad's for a meal on Hogmanay and as Steve wasn't working he made dessert. Guess what kind he chose? Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate!
He made Chocolate Ganache Log from the book Tempted (150 very wicked desserts).
Now, he made it very plain and macho (!) - just a giant hunk of chocolate. My Mum and I had other ideas and added some girly decoration.
Was made with a lot of almond so had a lovely taste but, again, was just too much after a big meal so we could all only eat a wee bit. Steve and the boys finished it off pretty easily the next day.
Now, I need to balance all this off with a lovely lemon tart. If only I had someone who would help me eat it...