I was with my husband enjoying one of my most favourite desserts, chocolate fondant, when my phone beeped with an email asking if I would like to participate in an Amarula gifting competition. I quickly skimmed over the email and I immediately new exactly what I was going to create.
The challenge from Amarula was:
- What would inspire you to give Amarula to someone special and why?
- Who is that special person and,
- How would you give it to them?
Well it was my mother who first introduced me to Amarula through her Spiced Amarula Malva Pudding. She gave me the recipe when I was still in my teens and I now make the very same nostalgic recipe several times a year. I still love experimenting with other desserts using Amarula as a key ingredient. Considering that, I knew that this competition was the perfect opportunity to attempt to create a recipe that is as equally as good as my mom’s. I could then give the recipe to my mom as a gift, like she did for me all those years ago.
Inspired by the chocolate fondant I was eating at the time and the Gourmet doughnuts with an Amarula custard centre recipe I recently developed, I came up with the Amarula Chocolate Fondant!
What could be better than a soft centered chocolate pudding with an even softer Amarula truffle center oozing out??
I’m pleased to say that it was a triumph and I look forward to giving it to my mom in a hamper with a bottle of Amarula, my recipe for Amarula Chocolate Fondants and a box of homemade Amarula Chocolate Truffles to be inserted into the chocolate fondants just before baking.