Chocolate-orange délice


This easy and delicious chocolate-orange dessert is great for making ahead of a group celebration such as Christmas.


  • 1 ready-made sponge flan base (30cm/12in in diameter)
  • 4 tbsp orange liqueur
  • 140ml/4¾fl oz full-fat milk
  • 325ml/11½fl oz double cream
  • 2 free-range eggs
  • 340g/12oz good-quality dark chocolate, minimum 60 per cent cocoa solids, roughly chopped or grated

For the orange curd (optional)