Coviglie al Cioccolato - Neapolitan Speciality,
is one of the recipes that has been provided by
from Italy. Carmelita is involved in running cooking
holidays in Italy and it is well worth visiting
her website - www.cookitaly.com.
150 g sugar
Amarena (sour) Cherries in syrup to garnish
(or fresh strawberries)
50 g dark cocoa powder
30g unsalted butter
30 g flour
1/2 litre milk
a casserole thoroughly mix the dry ingredients:
sugar, flour and cocoa powder. Then whisking
energetically to prevent and eliminate lumps,
add all the milk and whisk till smooth.
the casserole on a medium flame and heat till
it boils, stirring with a metal spoon or whisk,
allowing the cream to thicken a little - let
it come to the boil and take off the heat when
it has done so.
add the cold butter chopped into little pieces
and amalgamate well.
the custard cool, stirring regularly to prevent
a skin from forming on top.
it is completely cold, whip 300 ml of the cream
till firm and amalgamate well with the chocolate
the mixture into wide and shallow desert cups
or glasses and refrigerate for a couple of hours.
serve, whip the rest of the cream and decorate
the top with puffs of cream and preserved cherries
or fresh fruit
be served with thin dry biscuits or wafers.
alternative is to flavour the cream with coffee,
using 50ml made espresso coffee and reducing
the quantity of milk by 50 ml.