Chocolate Shot

Russell Brown

Russell Brown

10th April 2013

Chocolate Shot

Sienna 10th Anniversary Recipes Chocolate Shot
Photography by Richard Budd (C) 2013


  • pp 20 portions
  • 200g white chocolate, melted (we use Jaina from Chocovic)
  • 250g double cream
  • 250g semi skim milk
  • 4g Sosa vegetable gel
  • 100g 60% dark chocolate (we use Kendari from Chocovic)
  • 50g warm water, approx 45°C
  • 200g double cream + 20g semi skim milk
  • SHORTBREAD (Originally from Roux Brothers Patisserie)
  • 250gm pastry flour
  • 145gm soft unsalted butter
  • 112gm icing sugar
  • 5g Maldon salt, finely ground
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ½ vanilla pod


For the pannacotta, combine the cream, milk and vegetable gel in a pan bring to the simmer, whisk onto the melted white chocolate. Pass through a fine chinois that has been warmed in hot water into warm jug. Fill 20 shot glasses to just over half full. Allow to cool at room temperature for 30 min and then chill.
For the chocolate mousse, bring the cream/milk mix to room temperature. Melt the chocolate and whisk in the warm water to make, in effect, a water based chocolate sauce. Whip the cream until it just holds a trail, pour in the chocolate mix and fold together. Transfer to a piping bag with a star nozzle. Pipe in rosettes onto the pannacotta.
For the shortbread, cream the butter and sugar, scrape the seeds from the vanilla pod and beat into the butter mix. Gradually beat in the egg yolk. Sift the flour and salt onto the bench, make a well and add the butter mix. Gradually draw the flour in with your fingertips until the dough has just come together. Chill for 30 min then roll into a sheet about 6mm thick. Bake at 160°C for approx.15 mins until golden brown. Sprinkle with caster sugar and cut into fingers while still hot. I may have adapted the method but I still make this dough by hand rather than in a machine. I do think it makes a difference!

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