Rainy days always remind me of chocolate, and as it is raining today, I thought of this recipe. Serginho keeps telling me that my best food is the one I cook when I don’t follow a recipe, when I cook with what I have at home and invent something new. The problem is when I try new recipes I forget to write down the measurements…I promise to do better in the future! Anyway, I am sure you can do this dessert, just taste it as you go along… you won’t regret it.
You know those final slices of cake nobody eats? In Brazil we always bake what we call “white cake” to have with coffee. I believe it is your “pound cake”, except ours is a bit lighter. Anyway, I believe this dessert would work with most cakes. I cut the cake in pieces with my hands and covered the bottom of the bowl.
In a saucepan, pour 4 cups of heavy cream to heat and add 6 tablets of good quality dark chocolate to melt. Add 1 can of condensed milk (don’t confuse it with evaporated milk) and cook it for about 5 minutes in low heat, keep mixing it or it can stick to the pan. Contrary to my savory food, I prefer my dessert sober, but if you wish, you can add some whisky for a more “grown-up” taste.
I poured it over the pieces of cake and just stood there, not knowing how to finish it!
In search for ideas, I opened the fridge and grabbed a handful of blueberrys. In the cupboard I found a handful of sliced almonds and another handful of merengues (store bought… I haven’t had much luck with baking merengues myself!)
Well, I put it over the chocolate cream and took it to the fridge. That was it. It looks great, and it tastes even better. Besides, you can finish it with whatever you want: strawberries, cookies, nuts, whipped cream. The only thing to keep in mind is that you need different tastes and textures.
** Be aware of the quantities… as I said, I never measured them, so all is approximated. Taste it and I am sure it will work fine – let me know how it goes!