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Chocolate Sundaes

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 2 scoops of good vanilla ice cream
  • 2 scoops of good chocolate ice cream
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 2 tbsp chocolate sauce (see recipe below)
  • 2 tbsp toffee sauce (see recipe below)
  • 2 tbsp of toasted and chopped hazelnuts, or walnuts, or pecans
  • 2 tbsp of whipped cream (optional)

For the Chocolate Sauce

  • 110g dark chocolate
  • 30g butter
  • 30-50ml water
  • a couple of tablespoonfuls of Rum, Brandy , Grand Marnier. Or 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tsp grated orange rind

For the Toffee Sauce

  • 110g (4oz) butter
  • 175g (6oz) brown sugar
  • 110g (4oz) sugar
  • 275g (10oz) golden syrup
  • 225ml (8fl.oz) cream
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

Method

For the Sundaes

  1. Take 2 sundae glasses, into each put 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream,1 scoop of chocolate ice cream,1/2 a sliced banana, then drizzle each with 1 tbsp of hot chocolate sauce,1 tbsp of hot toffee sauce, sprinkle each with 1 tbsp of toasted and chopped nuts and finish off with 1 tbsp of whipped cream!!

For the Chocolate Sauce

  1. Do try to use a good quality chocolate for this, something with at least 50% cocoa solids.  Keeps for weeks in the fridge, if you can manage not to eat it all in one sitting.
  2. Place the chocolate, butter and water in a small saucepan and very gently melt it, stirring regularly do not allow it to boil, add liqueur if required

For the Toffee Sauce

  1. Put all the ingredients into a saucepan on the heat, and boil for about 4 or 5 minutes, until it is smooth, stirring regularly