Lyndey's Dark Chocolate Ganache Shells

Celebrity home cook Lyndey Milan shares a rich and creamy dark chocolate treat the whole family will love! Plus, it's super easy – and super fast – to prepare.


150g good quality dark chocolate
2 tablespoons (40ml) thick cream
1 tablespoon (20ml) Grand Marnier or Cointreau (optional)


1. Heat cream in a very small saucepan or microwave and boil until it reduces by half. Stir in the liqueur if using. Pour over broken dark chocolate in a dry heatproof bowl and either microwave for 1-2 minutes on 50% power until chocolate has melted; or place over a saucepan of simmering water until chocolate has melted. Do not overheat the chocolate.

2. Stir until combined, but do not overbeat. Refrigerate and stir occasionally until it is firming up evenly.

3. Put into a piping bag with a plain wide nozzle and pipe into the round petite silicon moulds. Alternatively, spoon in. Level off any excess with a spatula. Refrigerate until firm then turn out.


If for some reason your chocolate mixture seizes, add a little more very hot cream.

Recipe provided by Lyndey Milan.