Once you've mastered the art of melting chocolate - see How to Cook section on the site - you are opening yourself up to a world of wonderful chocolate recipes, from chocolate bread-and-butter-pudding to profiteroles and Sachertorte. Who can resist?
Those with a gluten intolerance often have to just sit and watch while others tuck into gorgeous puddings. Not here: this chocolate fudge pudding by Darina Allen allows everyone to join in and is well worth making.
A flavour of Christmas here - a chocolate log with a wonderful filling of chocolate mousse and prunes in Armagnac. It would also make the most impressive dessert - minus the holly! - at any time of the year.
These decadent little chocolate fondants, given to Delia by Galton Blackiston at Morston Hall, will elicit plenty of approval from your guests.
You really don't want these in the house if you're watching your weight as it's impossible to eat just one! Made with chocolate and almonds, they are quite irresistible and can be made with chocolate chips for a child-friendly version.
Chocolate and ginger is a marriage made in heaven, so combine them in these irresistible little biscuits... impossible to eat just one!
OK, this isn't the healthiest dessert on record, but we all deserve a no-holds-barred bit of indulgence now and then. Anyone who loves chocolate will thrill to this wonderful baked cheesecake. To avoid it cracking, allow to cool in the oven.
Although risotto is usually savoury, think rice pudding and you'll get the point of this lovely, unusual chocolate dessert.
Home-made chocolates make a luxurious gift and can be stashed away in the freezer if you want to make them ahead. You can use rum or brandy instead of whiskey if you prefer.
So easy to make and so satisfying to eat: these mini muffins are truly sensational and will go down well with just about everyone!
Light and lovely, this chocolate chestnut log would make a great centrepiece at a Christmas party.
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