Warm Short bread biscuit with Chocolate Ganache, peanut butter ice cream and raspberries

Tom Gore

Tom Gore

11th November 2014

Warm Short bread biscuit with Chocolate Ganache, peanut butter ice cream and raspberries

This is a great dish for a cosy night around the fire with a good film and a glass of wine.

Ingredients

  • Shortbread recipe:
  • • 130g butter
  • • 55g caster sugar
  • • 190g plain flour
  • • Pinch of salt
  • Chocolate Ganache:
  • • 200ml Double cream
  • • 2tbsp of baileys
  • • 15ml glucose syrup
  • • 45g butter
  • • 95g 72% chocolate
  • • 95g 55% chocolate
  • Peanut butter ice cream:
  • • 250g milk
  • • 250g double cream
  • • 80g Egg yolks
  • • 70g peanut butter (smooth)
  • Toffee sauce:
  • • 50g butter
  • • 50g dark brown sugar
  • • 25g black treacle
  • • 50g golden syrup
  • • 300ml double cream

Method

Toffee sauce:
Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy before adding the flour and salt until all combined and doesn’t stick to the bowl.
Lay parchment paper onto a baking tray and spread the short bread mix out until its 1cm in depth. Chill in the fridge for 30-60 minutes.
Pre-heat the oven to 170c. Take the mixture straight from the fridge and bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
Chocolate Ganache:
In a pan, melt the cream, glucose and baileys.
Once nearly boiling, turn the heat off and add the butter in small portions until properly mixed.
Melt the chocolate in a separate bowl on top of a pan simmering with water.
After slowly melting, add the chocolate to the cream and butter mix while stirring.
Then store in the fridge for minimum of 2-3 hours until firm.
Peanut butter ice cream:
In a bowl over heat, whisk the egg yolks and sugar until light and fluffy. Then slowly add the cream and milk before folding in the peanut butter. Take the bowl off the heat and allow to cool for an hour.
With your ice cream machine ready to churn, pour the mixture in and leave for however long it takes to thicken, before storing in your freezer until ready to eat.
Toffee sauce:
Melt the butter, sugar, syrup and treacle down and whisk until the sugar dissolves.
Next, add the cream and whisk until nearly boiling point before taking off the heat.
Once you have all these ingredients ready on a plate or bowl, break the shortbread roughly and drizzle the toffee sauce on top.
Warm a tbsp and then make a quenelle of chocolate ganache to sit on the shortbread and then repeat with the peanut butter ice cream.
Sprinkle a few raspberries onto the dessert to add a touch of acidity.