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White Chocolate Cream with Kirsch Cherries

Serves: 6 people          Recipe course: Dessert          Total time (min.): 20 plus chilling
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Ingredients

Method

  1. Place the cherries in a pan with the sugar and kirsch. Bring to the boil over a gentle heat, until sugar is dissolved. Simmer for 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  2. Place the chocolate and 45ml (3 tbsp) of the cream in a large bowl set over a pan of simmering water and leave until melted. Remove from the heat and stir. Leave to cool slightly then stir in the egg yolks.
  3. Meanwhile using a sharp knife halve the vanilla pod lengthways, scrape out the vanilla seeds and place in the bowl with the cream. Fit the whisk and whisk on speed 3 for approx. 4-5 minutes, until soft peaking. Fold into the chocolate mixture.
  4. Spoon half the cherry mixture into the base of six glasses. Top with the cream mixture and chill for 1 hour until firm.
  5. Spoon over remaining cherry mixture and chill for 2 hours. Decorate with chocolate curls.