Some of you may remember my chocolate fail from last year. Since then I tried to make the chocolate nemesis again, and once again it wasn’t quite right. Tonight our friends Ben & Cheryl were coming over for dinner as it was Ben’s birthday earlier in the week, so I gave it another go and it as they say – third time’s a charm.
What was I getting wrong? The first time, many things (read about them here). The second time I think the oven was a bit too high because I got a crust on top, I left it in for the right amount of time but it still didn’t set, and I also forgot to put it in a larger dish with hot water in to cook evenly.
Today I remembered the hot water around it, one thing right. The next was to put the oven on a low heat – 140 degrees. While the recipe said cook for 55 minutes, I cooked it for 65 and then turned the oven off, leaving the chocolate nemesis in for another hour. I still got a crusty top, but it came away quite easily and underneath the nemesis was nicely set.
So did it taste good? Its very rich tasting as it uses dark chocolate, but not bitter and the texture was light. The strawberries on the side were a nice contrast with the dark chocolate and some vanilla ice cream would have gone down really well with it (if only I had some).