Chocolate and cognac sauce recipe

    Indulge your tastebuds with this gourmet chocolate and cognac sauce recipe using Martell Chanteloup XXO, and find other recipes in our ‘How to cognac’ series.

    Made at home

    You will need

    For this chocolate and cognac sauce recipe, prepare the following ingredients and utensils.

    • 30 grwater
    • 100 grliquid cream
    • 60 grcocoa powder
    • 100 grMartell Chanteloup XXO
    • 4gelatine sheets
    • 4 poached pears
    Chocolate and cognac sauce recipe with Martell Chanteloup XXO

    InstructionsInstructions

    Prepare key ingredients

    Prepare key ingredients

    Use 60GR of Cocoa Powder

    01

    Add Martell Cognac

    Add Martell Cognac

    Paired with 100gr Martell Chanteloup XXO cognac

    02

    Cook and stirr

    Cook and stirr

    Cook at 130°C, while constantly stirring

    03

    Pour the sauce

    Pour the sauce

    Gently pour the chocolate and cognac sauce on your poached pear

    04

    Enjoy

    Enjoy

    Allow it to cool a little and enjoy!

    05

    F.A.Q

    What cognac to use for cooking?

    Each Martell cognac has its specific flavour, style and character that should be considered when cooking with cognac. Martell VS cognac and Martell VSOP cognac are especially versatile for use in cuisine.

    Discover our recipes using cognac, including pasta in cognac cream sauce with Martell VSSD, chocolate cognac glaze with Martell Chanteloup XXO cognac, farmhouse chicken breast with mushroom sauce using Martell VSSD, or beef filet mignon and cognac peppercorn sauce with Cognac Martell XO.

    Which recipes using cognac are best?

    Cognac makes for a delicious and elegant addition to even the simplest of recipes. From pasta in cognac cream sauce, plump farmhouse chicken breast with cognac mushroom sauce, or a dessert of chocolate and cognac sauce over poached pears, cooking with Martell cognac elevates any cuisine. Discover our recipes using cognac.

    Why cognac goes well with desserts?

    A cognac food pairing need not end once the main course is complete. Pairing cognac with dessert is a delightful way to reveal other flavours and aromas, whether the sweet notes of chocolate, or the acidity of fruit.

    For example, with a creme brulee or roasted pineapple, and fruit such as apple, quince, pear, Martell VS is a harmonious pairing.

    A dessert of white chocolate ganache meanwhile marries well with the luscious fruit and refined wood overtones of Martell VSOP.

    Or what about the classic apple-based French dessert of tarte tatin? For an exquisite match, try the richness, elegance and finesse of a Martell Cordon Bleu.

    A truly well-considered pairing will bring out the elegant best of any Martell cognac. Bonne degustation!

    What cognac for beef cream sauce?

    Cognac sauce for steak with black pepper is an easy yet elegant addition to any beef filet dish. This cognac peppercorn recipe is made with Martell XO cognac and uses Meaux mustard and fresh cream.

    How to pair cognac with appetizer?


    In any degustation experience, the appetiser whets the appetite and is a prelude to the delicious flavour combinations to follow in the main.

    While often enjoyed alongside a glass of champagne or light white wine, hors d’oeuvres can equally pair well with a well-chosen cognac.

    In this regard, lightness is the order of the day. A younger cognac such as a VS or VSOP, are light enough so as to not overpower the starter.

    The nose, palate, and texture in the mouth (mouthfeel) are also important to consider.

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