Chocolate pate

Recipe by JustJanS
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READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 200
    g dark chocolate, broken up
  • 375
    ml whipping cream, brought to boiling point but not boiled
  • 60
  • 4
    eggs, separated
  • 20
    ml Grand Marnier (or other orange liqueuer)
  • 14
    cup dates, chopped
  • 14
    cup dried pear, chopped
  • 14
    cup dried apricot, chopped
  • 14
    cup sultana
  • 14
    cup glace cherries, chopped
  • 14
    cup pecans or 1/4 cup hazelnuts, chopped
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DIRECTIONS

  • Melt the chocolate in a heat resistant bowl over gently simmering water.
  • Blend in the cream and butter.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • Beat until cooled and slightly thickened.
  • whisk in the egg yolks and Grand Marnier.
  • Beat the egg whites until stiff.
  • Fold into the chocolate mixture along with the fruit and nuts.
  • Spoon into serving dishes, and refrigerate covered until required.
  • Serve with almond bread and/or fresh fruit.
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