Chocolate Quesadilla Recipe

This is an unusual take on a traditional quesadilla recipe, being served sweet instead of savoury. I find it absolutely yummy with a big mug of hot chocolate on a cold winters night, or alternatively, serve with fruit compote, or something like flambéed bananas.

Chop up a few bananas into thin slices, sprinkle in some sugar and some cinnamon, add a few tablespoons of rum and pop it all into a saucepan. Cook for a few minutes until the bananas are softened, then tip the saucepan so it catches the gas flame and sets alight. Wait until the flame goes out in the bananas, then serve. It sounds scary, but it is really delicious. The chilli added to the dish gives it a real Mexican kick.

Ingredients:

COCOA CHILLI MIX

  • 2 tsp. cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp. chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • Pinch of salt

REMAINDER

  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 2 tbsp. softened unsalted butter
  • 125g good quality white vanilla chocolate
  • 125g good quality dark chocolate
  • 3 tsp. cocoa chilli powder
  • 4 scoops ice cream, try vanilla or a clotted cream flavour. A delicious way to serve is with a honeycomb ice cream. You could try and make your own.
  • A good squeeze of dark chocolate sauce. Make this with 125g dark chocolate and 40ml milk. Warm them together in a saucepan and wait for everything to melt. Keep warm, but do not boil because you will lose the flavour.
  • 50g roasted hazelnuts or almonds. Toast them in a pan first.

Method of Preparation:

Sieve the ingredients together for the chilli cocoa powder mix. Put in a small container and set to one side. This can then be used in the future for a Mexican take on a hot chocolate.

Heat the pan on a medium heat. Spread the butter over each side of the tortillas and cook gently for a few minutes on each side.

Spread half of them over the base of the pan. Break up the chocolate into a random pattern over the tortillas. Sprinkle with the cocoa chilli powder. Put the rest of the tortillas on the top, and cook until they melt together and you can flip them over. You will be left with a chocolate sandwich. You can either put in the nuts with the chocolate, or you can sprinkle them on top of the ice cream you serve it with.

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