Earlier in the year we were visited by some friends from Norwich and, knowing my foodie background and in particular my chocolate experience, they brought me a rather unusual product. Perhaps some of my UK readers have seen this before?
Colman's Mustard Chocolate bar, yes you're reading that right! I've seen many chocolate variations in the past, but never this one, so I was intrigued to try it! According to the Colman's website the mustard actually brings out the flavour of the chocolate. Their website suggested a spiced chocolate cookie recipe, but I decided to try something else. You often see chocolate chilli sauce on menus, so why not a chocolate mustard sauce? Still not convinced? Keep reading...
I was a little nervous myself but was pleasantly surprised at the result - a rich, dark and intensely chocolatey sauce with a subtle spicy after taste. Not quite the mustardy onslaught I was expecting! This sauce isn't sweet (the chocolate I used was 70% cocoa) but pairs beautifully with sugary treats like sundaes, pancakes and strawberries.....this is definitely one for the dark chocolate fans out there.
And you thought mustard was only good for your sammies!
If you can't get your hands on one of these mustard chocolate bars, or you prefer a more traditional chocolate sauce, you can use ordinary dark (not baking) chocolate instead.
DECADENT CHOCOLATE SAUCE
Makes approximately 1/2 cup
85g slab Colman's mustard chocolate bar (or dark chocolate), roughly chopped
90ml double cream
Step 1.) Simply heat the chocolate and cream together in a heavy saucepan over a very low heat, stirring continuously until the chocolate has melted and the sauce is smooth.
Step 2.) Serve the warm sauce immediately with your favourite sweet treat. Any leftover sauce should be stored in the fridge. (Note: the sauce will harden in the fridge but can be softened easily by being heated in the microwave for a few seconds.)