Lemon & raspberry baskets

Lemon & raspberry baskets

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(31 ratings)

5 mins work

Easy

Serves 6
With just five ingredients, this is a great little pud to have up your sleeve when you’re in a hurry

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal348
  • fat16g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs52g
  • sugars29g
  • fibre1g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.23g
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Ingredients

  • 50g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
    Dark chocolate soup pots with double cream in spoons

    Dark chocolate

    dahk chok-lit

    Dark chocolate means the shiny, dark-reddish brown treat produced from the cacao bean, theobroma…

  • 325g jar good-quality lemon curd
  • 200g pot half-fat crème fraîche
  • 150g punnet raspberries
    Raspberries

    Raspberry

    ras-beh-ree

    A member of the rose family, raspberries have a wonderfully intense, sweet taste, and many…

  • 6 brandy snap baskets
    Brandy

    Brandy

    bran-dee

    Brandy is a distilled spirit made from virtually any fermented fruit or starchy vegetable.…

Method

  1. Melt the chocolate in the microwave for 2 mins on High, stirring halfway through. Meanwhile, stir together the lemon curd and the crème fraîche.

  2. Divide half the raspberries between the baskets, spoon over the lemon cream and top with the rest of the berries. Drizzle the dark chocolate over the tops of the baskets and leave in the fridge to set for 5-10 mins or up to 1 hr.

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habdabs
17th Aug, 2010
5.05
Excellent and really easy. I used the Extra-Zesty Lemon Curd from Waitrose and I think an ordinary lemon curd would need be improved by adding the zest of fresh lemon. I used the quantities above and made eight full baskets. I didn't need 50g of chocolate - 25g would do and it's important to keep the little zig zags of chocolate quite fine and just for decoration as a sudden blob of chocolate doesn't taste right with the delicate lemony creamy taste. Will definitely be giving it to dinner guests from now on and the family loved it too.
clairepie
14th Jun, 2010
3.05
I made these a couple of nights ago with white chocolate instead of dark, and they were really tasty - not too heavy for after a big main meal either. Is the lemon curd mixture meant to set? I left mine in the fridge for about an hour and the mixture was still soft when I took them out - or does the recipe just mean that the chocolate is meant to set? Delicious anyway!
hayjay123
26th May, 2010
these look yum - will defo make them
chilliberri
25th Oct, 2009
Made this last night and was absolutely gorgeous. My guests were very impressed! Exceptinally easy to make. Changed raspberry's for strawberry's and crumbled a flake over the top. only used a quarter of lemon curd aswell. love love love it!!!!!!
jhessey
6th Oct, 2009
5.05
This was super quick to make and yet looks impressive. The ratio of lemon curd to creme fraiche meant that the mixture was a bit too tangy for me and also a bit too sweet. So I added more creme fraiche to tone it down. Next time I will tone it down even more. The baskets do go soggy after a while so best eaten a max of a couple of hours after they've been made (as Swager says!). I had some raspberries and melted chocolate left over, so served with the raspberries dipped in chocolate on the side. Given that this takes no time at all and looks good, it deserves 5 stars!
enewman
24th Aug, 2009
4.05
Very simple and quick to make. Next time I will definitely use less lemon curd as they were quite tart!
lucywhittaker
5th Aug, 2009
Oooh Gorgegous!! were the immediate comments received from my guests. So simple, so quick and so tasty!! This is a keeper!
ellamai5
5th Jul, 2009
If anyone is going to make this then Asda have the brandy baskets on offer for £1 a box containing 6, I'm ready to make this tonight!
ludunraven
18th Apr, 2009
5.05
Very quick and easy to make, especially to prepare in advance. Insead of the brandy snap baskets, I crumbled chocloate muffins into little dessert dishes then put the raspberries and mixture on top...delicious and enjoyed by all!!!
riverbank
30th Mar, 2009
Will give this a go very soon sounds like heaven !!!

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