250ml heavy cream
200g dark baking chocolate (I used Áine Irish chocolate), chopped finely
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs, beaten
Pinch of plain flour
150g freshly made or store bought Mascarpone cheese*
*if you make your own mascarpone, be sure to use a mixer to create a smooth,
creamy texture once you have strained the cheese
**or any other brand of smoked oatcakes if they exist!
***available in the USA
In a small saucepan set over low-medium heat, bring the cream to just simmering.
Remove it from the heat, and stir in the chocolate and vanilla until the mixture
is smooth and the chocolate is completely incorporated. Whisk a small amount of
the hot chocolate cream into the eggs. Transfer the tempered egg mixture back
into the hot chocolate and whisk the mixture until it is smooth. Leave to cool
to room temperature.
Preheat oven to 200C or 400F
Place all crumble ingredients in food processor and pulse until crumbly. Add
more brown sugar or smoked oatcakes to your taste/texture preference.
Sprinkle a bit of crumble into base of baking dish or individual ramekins. Pour
over chocolate mixture. Dab dollops of the mascarpone cheese on top. Cover with
crumble. Sprinkle with a bit of brown sugar.
Place in hot oven for 35-45 minutes until crumble is golden brown and chocolate
Serve warm on its own or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a drizzle of