Black forest gateau 'mess'

14

PREP TIME

35 min

TOTAL TIME

35 min

Makes

8 Servings

* PLUS chilling time
Black forest gateau 'mess'

Black forest gauteau 'mess.'
Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Savour the season's balmy evenings by dining alfresco, and round out the evening with a decadent chocolate-cherry dessert, topped with clouds of whipped cream.


Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh sweet cherries , pitted and halved
  • 1/2 cup amaretto
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • 170-g pkg dark chocolate , chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups 35% cream
  • 24 chocolate wafers

Instructions

  • COMBINE cherries with amaretto and 1 tbsp icing sugar in a medium bowl. Let sit for 20 min, stirring occasionally.
  • ADD chocolate to 1/2 cup cream in a small bowl. Microwave on medium until chocolate is almost melted, stirring halfway through, 2 min. Stir until completely melted.
  • BEAT remaining cream and icing sugar in a medium bowl, with an electric mixer, until soft peaks form, about 2 min.
  • ARRANGE 2 wafer thins on the bottom of 1 dish. Top with 1/4 cup cherry mixture, followed by 2 heaping tbsp of cream and 1 heaping tbsp of chocolate. Repeat layering, ending with cream. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Garnish with chocolate curls if desired. Refrigerate 20 min or up to 8 hours.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 408,
  • Protein
  • 4 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 41 g,
  • Fat
  • 28 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2 g,
  • Sodium
  • 140 mg.