You like bread? You like chocolate? Then this one’s for you.

Serve 6

Ingredients

  • 100g sliced almonds
  • 200g dark chocolate
  • Half a cup of hot brewed espresso or very strong coffee
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tbsp. dark rum
  • 250g white bread cubed
  • 200ml double cream

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Spread the almonds on a rimmed baking sheet and toast for about 8 minutes, until golden and fragrant. Leave to cool.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water, melt the chocolate, stirring frequently, until smooth, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and keep warm.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the espresso with the sugar until dissolved. Whisk in the rum. Stir this mixture into the melted chocolate and fold in the bread cubes; let stand for 5 minutes.
  4. Whip the cream until it forms soft peaks.
  5. Spoon half of the soaked bread cubes and any excess chocolate into 6 parfait glasses. Top with half of the whipped cream and half of the almonds. Repeat with the remaining bread and chocolate, whipped cream, and almonds. Serve at once.