Even more revolting recipes, 64pp.
by Roald Dahl
Random House Children’s Books, Great Britain, 2001
Cooking on page 32
Poor John adores ice cream and chocolate, so how could I ignore this book and recipe, which I found at the local library. Given the reference to ‘even more’ in the title, I assume this is a second collection of Dahl’s revolting recipes.
According to the introduction, Dahl was a keen cook and these recipes really are from him.
I reckon page 32 is going to knock Poor John’s socks off.
Wonka’s whipple-scrumptious fudgemellow delight
large bowl of your favourite ice cream, ready in the fridge
60g dark chocolate
1 Cadbury’s Crunchie
80g dark brown sugar
150ml double cream
Break the chocolate and the Crunchie into large chucks and set to one side.
In a saucepan, over a low heat, melt together the butter, sugar and cream.
Stir until all the sugar has dissolved and then turn the heat up and continue stirring for 10 minutes. Be careful, as it gets very hot and can splutter. Use a very long wooden spoon or a tall adult with a long arm.
Turn the heat down agan, and get your bowl of ice cream from the frisge.
Put the marshmallows, chocolate and Crunchie into the saucepan, stir around once and pour over your ice cream.
Note: You can keep leftover sauce in the fridge and reheat in the microwave.
How it played out
As much as it pained me to use all that cream and all that butter and all that sugar, I made this as written except with light brown sugar which was all I had on hand.
This may be a heart-stopper, but you’ve got to make it at least once in your life. It’s absolutely evil, diabolical , revolting and sensational. It’s really, really, really divine. Ever the character, Poor John, after he gobbled up his serving of heaven, wondered ‘is there a deep-fried version’?
P.S. This does not serve just one. Poor John had some, I had a bit, and the rest got shared with three other households.
P.P.S. Be sure to breathe after eating.
P.P.P.S. Be sure to check my travel blog.