Chocolate mess

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By: Lotte Duncan From: Good Food Bites

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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.14 / 5 (29 votes)

Prep time:
15 min
Cook time:
5 min

A devastating dessert from Lotte Duncan - layers of chocolate custard, rum-soaked crunchy almond biscuits and chocolate flake cream


1. Melt the plain and milk chocolate in the microwave or in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of boiling water.

2. Tip the custard into a mixing bowl. Stir in the melted chocolate, mixing well.

3. Place half the crushed biscuits in the bottom of a serving dish. Drizzle with rum to taste. Pour half the chocolate custard over the top. Add another layer of crushed biscuits (reserving a few as a topping), more rum and then the rest of the custard.

4. Whip the cream to the same consistency as the custard. Using a large metal spoon, gently fold the crushed flake bars into the cream. Spoon over the custard.

5. Sprinkle with the remaining crushed biscuits. Serve at once.


  • 200 g dark chocolate, broken in pieces
  • 200 g milk chocolate, broken in pieces
  • 850 g tinned Ambrosia custard
  • 250-300g ratafias, Nice or amaretti biscuits
  • dark rum, to taste
  • 300 ml double cream
  • 2 bars milk chocolate, flake crushed

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Latest Comment


this looks so satisfying can't wait to make it

kezza25 kezza25  Posted 18 Sep 2008 12:22 AM