Chocolate and pretzels

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  • Serves 10 people

  • 200 gm each dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids) and chocolate (55% cocoa solids), finely chopped
  • 200 ml pouring cream
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 25 gm salted pretzels
  • To serve: sea salt flakes
01   Melt chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and set aside. Bring cream to the boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat, add to chocolate, stir until smooth and set aside.
02   Whisk yolks and 40ml hot water in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water until pale and frothy (2-3 minutes). Transfer to an electric mixer, fold in chocolate mixture and whisk until cooled to room temperature (2-3 minutes). Spoon into a 7cm x 28cm cake tin lined with baking paper (see note), smooth top, scatter with pretzels and refrigerate to chill (overnight).
03   Cut into fingers with a hot wet knife, scatter with sea salt flakes and serve.
Note If you don’t have a tin of this size, use a 15cm square cake tin instead.

This recipe is from the September 2012 issue of Australian Gourmet Traveller.
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