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Baileys Chocolate Dessert - Easy Recipe!
I am a Baileys Addict!
So much so that, when I do have a bottle in the house, it doesn't last very long. I call it my 'special milk' and add a splash to my coffee, or hot chocolate. I pour it over icecream and bananas. I make Baileys milkshakes too! Yum!
I confess that I don't often buy the real thing, I have my favourite cheaper versions - poor man's Baileys - like Asda's Irish Knights or Tesco's Irish Meadow...
(I forgot to mention that I am also a chocoholic, as you will soon see!)
Everybody loves my puddings!
My Baileys Chocolate Dessert is a favourite with everyone who has tried it - so I thought I would be very generous and share the recipe with you, dear reader and fellow Baileys connoisseur.
This recipe is delightfully easy - there is no weighing or measuring involved - and being a bit of a lazy cook, I use ready made ingredients wherever possible!
May I suggest that before you start, you pour yourself a small glass and have a few sips to get yourself in a Baileys-enhanced creative cooking mood...
Suggested List of Ingredients
- Baileys (or any preferred 'poor man's Baileys')
- Chocolate Buns, Chocolate Cake Bars or Chocolate Sponge Cake
- 2 cartons of ready made Custard
- Whipping Cream
- Cocoa or Chocolate Powder
- Cadbury's Giant Chocolate Buttons, Chocolate Chips, or similar to decorate!
- Find a suitable large glass bowl, or several small bowls if you want to make individual desserts.
- Break up the chocolate buns, cake bars or sponge cake and put in the bottom of the bowl.
- Pour some Baileys into a wine glass, take a couple of sips and pour the rest of the glass over the chocolate cake.
- Pick up the bowl and swirl the Baileys around.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 a couple of times more, until you are feeling pleasantly relaxed - and the Baileys is being absorbed nicely into the chocolate cake.
Pop the bowl in the fridge, while you prepare the custard.
Put 2 or 3 heaped tablespoons of cocoa or chocolate powder into a large jug. Add a splash of hot water and stir to dissolve the powder. Add in the ready made custard and mix until you have a nice creamy chocolate custard.
Pour a glass of Baileys, take a swig, then gradually add the rest of the glass into the custard.
Get the bowl of chocolate cake/baileys mixture out of the fridge, slosh over another glass of Baileys, then pour the chocolate baileys custard over the top.
Give the bowl a bit of a shake, to settle the ingredients, and put it back in the frigde while you prepare the cream!
Topping it off!
Whip up the cream until it is fairly thick.
Pour a glass of Baileys and put it to one side.
Pour another glass and gradually add it to the whipped cream.
Take the bowl out of the fridge and pour the cream over the chocolate custard.
Decorate the top with the Chocolate Buttons and that's it!
Pop it back into the fridge, ready for your guests... and sit back with the glass of Baileys you put aside earlier, finish off any remaining chocolate buttons and congratulate yourself for a job well done!
This dessert is not suitable for children, people on certain types of medication, or the 'designated driver'.
Do not attempt to drive or operate heavy machinery after eating, or indeed making Baileys Chocolate Dessert.
What is your preferred 'Poor Man's Baileys'?
I hope you have enjoyed this hub and found it informative, useful and entertaining. Please feel free to leave a comment. Thanks!