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Chocolate & Brandy Truffle Torte

Serves 8

20 minutes plus overnight chilling time

Not only is this sophisticated little number a piece of chocolate heaven, it’s also incredibly quick and easy.

Cooking oil or low-cal spray
5tbsp liquid glucose (Supercook brand available from large supermarkets or else chemists and some health food stores)
5tbs brandy
450g/1lb plain chocolate
250ml/½ pint tub soya cream (1 small tub)
75g/3oz regular Hob Nobs or similar oaty vegan biscuits
Sieved cocoa powder to decorate
Optional: raspberries or other berry fruit to garnish

  1. Base line a 23cm/9in cake tin with greaseproof paper and brush sides with oil or squirt with low-cal spray.
  1. Crush the biscuits with a rolling pin, by placing them into a bag, then sprinkle into the tin.
  1. Use a warm spoon to measure the glucose syrup.
  1. Melt chocolate, brandy and glucose in a bowl over a pan of barely simmering water.
  1. Remove from heat and gently stir in cream. Pour into tin and chill overnight.
  1. Turn out onto a large plate and dust with cocoa powder. Garnish with fruit if using.


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