CATEGORIES: Baking, Breakfast, Beef, Chicken, Fish, Lamb, Pasta, Pork, Ramen, Vegetarian


  • 340g/12oz unrefined sugar

  • 570ml/1 pint water

  • 40 coffee beans

  • 180g/6oz cocoa powder

  • pinch of salt

  • 60g/2oz of the best quality bitter chocolate you can find


Place the sugar in a pan over a medium heat. Brush the sides of the pan with a pastry brush dipped in a mug of cold water. Continue this process until the sugar caramelises. (You will probably end up using a third of the water).

Add the rest of the water, coffee beans, cocoa powder, salt and chocolate.

Bring to the boil.

Pass through a very fine sieve and allow to cool.

Serve cold.