Step 1:

  • 1. Heat 2-3 tablespoons of water in a saucepan and stir in the sugar, heating gently until the sugar dissolves.
  • Step 2:

  • 2. Add the cherries and heat through for 5-8 minutes, or until the cherries are starting to soften and the juices resemble syrup.
  • Step 3:

  • 3. Remove the pan from the heat, stir in the cherry brandy and set aside to cool slightly.
  • Step 4:

  • 4. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate with the cream in a large glass bowl set over a pan of simmering water, making sure the bowl and water do not touch. Once melted, remove the bowl from the heat and set aside to cool slightly.
  • Step 5:

  • 5. Mix the egg yolks into the cooled chocolate mixture until glossy and smooth.
  • Step 6:

  • 6. Spoon the cherries into the bottom of six ramekin dishes or small dessert pots, and top with the chocolate mixture. Chill for 30-60 minutes, or until set.
  • Step 7:

  • 7. To serve, grate over a little more dark chocolate.
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