DISHES
by Rachel Allen

A simple chocolate cake topped with your choice of ice cream – which is then smothered with soft meringue and lashings of chocolate sauce. Surely this 70s classic is due a revival?

Equipment and preparation: you will need a 1 litre/1¾ pint pudding basin (20cm/8in in diameter), a 20cm/8in round cake tin and a flat baking tray.

Desserts