For the ball
- 1 balloon
- 100g chocolate
For the sauce
- 50g white chocolate
- 150ml double cream
For the brownies
- 400g chocolate spread
- 65g self raising flour
- 2 eggs
- Ice cream
Blow up your balloon so that it's quite small and round. Tie it up. Stand it upright in a ramekin or small glass. Grab a small bowl and melt a knob of butter in the microwave. Pour the butter over your balloon and spread it about with your hands. This will ensure that the balloon does not stick so much to the chocolate.
Melt your milk chocolate over a bain marie (bowl over boiling water with a fork to let some steam out).
Let the chocolate cool slightly (for about a minute) before carefully spooning it onto your balloon. Let it drip down the sides and spread it evenly across the balloon with a spoon or a knife. Ensure that it goes all the way to the bottom and goes far down enough to make it concave in shape (like a ball).
Bung in the fridge for a couple of hours. When it is all set, take it out and carefully remove from the ramekin/glass. You may need to carefully break off some of the chocolate if it has got stuck to the ramekin.
Pierce the balloon and carefully take it out. I find that small tugs at the balloon works best.
Make the brownies - this is the recipe.
When you are ready to serve:
Heat a plate in the microwave and then pop your ball on it to melt the base so that it's flat when you place it down. Now we need to assemble everything.
Timing is everything with this one. Grab a plate/bowl, pop some brownies on and a good scoop of ice cream. Cover with your chocolate ball.
To make the sauce: heat the cream in a saucepan until it's boiling then pour it over your white chocolate and stir together.
Now pour the cream over the ball and it should melt, revealing the glory of ice cream and brownie beneath! If your cream is not super hot it won't work so be quick (and it may be we worthwhile heating the jug to just keep everything hot). I only had a plastic one when I did it so that wasn't really an option but I reckon it would help!