Summer fruit with amaretti biscuits & hot chocolate sauce

summer fruit with amaretti biscuits and hot chocolate sauce

Serves 4

  • 250 g strawberries, hulled and halved

  • 150 g raspberries

  • 150 g blueberries

  • 10 crunchy amaretti biscuits

  • 100 ml red wine

  • 1 stick cinnamon

  • 2 star anise

  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar

  • 5 tablespoons double cream

  • 100 g good-quality dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids), broken into pieces

Place the fruit in a large bowl and mix together. Crumble in the amaretti biscuits. Place in the freezer for about 1 to 1½ hours, so they half-freeze.



Pour the wine into a small saucepan and add the cinnamon stick, star anise and sugar. Bring to the boil and simmer until reduced slightly. Fish out the cinnamon and star anise and pour in the cream. Bring slowly back to boil, then add the chocolate, stirring all the time so it melts into the sauce. When the sauce is smooth, take off the heat and cover to keep warm.



Take the bowl of fruit out of the freezer and toss it so any bits sticking together come apart. Divide between 4 glasses or bowls, pour the spiced chocolate sauce over the top and serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Summer fruit with amaretti biscuits & hot chocolate sauce

With a little bit of spice

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Gorgeous fruit, gooey chocolate sauce and crunchy biscuits – you'll love this naughty little number
Serves 4
15m (plus freezing time)
Super easy
Method

Summer fruit and chocolate sauce go really well together, and the spices add a brilliant twist.

Place the fruit in a large bowl and mix together. Crumble in the amaretti biscuits. Place in the freezer for about 1 to 1½ hours, so they half-freeze.

Pour the wine into a small saucepan and add the cinnamon stick, star anise and sugar. Bring to the boil and simmer until reduced slightly. Fish out the cinnamon and star anise and pour in the cream. Bring slowly back to boil, then add the chocolate, stirring all the time so it melts into the sauce. When the sauce is smooth, take off the heat and cover to keep warm.

Take the bowl of fruit out of the freezer and toss it so any bits sticking together come apart. Divide between 4 glasses or bowls, pour the spiced chocolate sauce over the top and serve immediately.

Nutritional Information Amount per serving:
  • Calories 440 22%
  • Carbs 37.2g 16%
  • Sugar 34.7g 39%
  • Fat 25.8g 37%
  • Saturates 12.6g 63%
  • Protein 8.0g 18%
Of an adult's reference intake

BUYING SUSTAINABLY SOURCED FISH

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When buying either wild or farmed fish, ask whether it is sustainably sourced. If you're unable to obtain this information, don't be afraid to shop elsewhere – only by shopping sustainably can we be sure that the fantastic selection of fish we enjoy today will be around for future generations.

For further information about sustainably sourced fish, please refer to the useful links below:

Marine Stewardship Council
http://www.msc.org/

Fish Online
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