Recipes: Chocolate mousse | Banana and honey ice cream

WITH all those Easter eggs around, you’ll probably have a sweet tooth this week. So why not try these desserts from Paul Wedgwood, heard chef and co-owner of Wedgwood the Restaurant on the Canongate.

Chocolate and peanut butter mousse

Ingredients

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180ml double cream

25ml liquid glucose

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90g bitter chocolate

25ml peanut butter loosened with boiling water

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Cocoa for dusting

100g chocolate

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25g unsalted butter

150 ml cream

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½ tbs liquid glucose

2 tablespoons peanut butter

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30g chocolate

30g crushed cornflakes

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Method

Whisk cream to soft peak

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Mix peanut butter, water and glucose. Do not boil (but close).

Add chocolate and stir till melted. Leave to half cool

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Fold in cream in 2 batches

Pour into mould and chill

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Bring cream to the boil

Pour over diced butter and glucose and chocolate

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Mix well and ensure all chocolate and butter is completely melted

Melt chocolate and peanut butter together, add cornflakes and spread out on a piece of parchment paper, chill, cut to shape and keep frozen until required

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Banana and honey ice cream

Ingredients

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2 over-ripe bananas, peeled chopped one-inch pieces and frozen for 24 hours

35ml runny honey

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Method

Place the frozen bananas in a food processor and turn on to full add about 35ml runny honey, more or less to personal taste and blend until completely smooth, scoop and serve or return to freezer in airtight container until required.

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Chocolate craqaunt

Ingredients

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25g fondant

25ml liquid glucose

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25g isomalt

20g chocolate

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Method

In a heavy pan, put fondant, glucose and isomalt and bring to boil until reaches 160C remove from heat and add chocolate and melt, pour on to an oiled silpat and pull strips, snip with scissors.

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Any leftover allow to cool then blitz to form a powder and then can be shaped and baked to form garnish. Store in an airtight container.