The Observer has a feature in which top chefs choose their top 50 recipes of all time. Gordon Ramsay has somewhat bizarrely chosen a recipe for Oxtail soup. Why would you do that when there's chocolate in the world? Raymond Blanc is thankfully more in tune with my thoughts with this dreamy chocolate mousse.
This all got me thinking about my own favourite recipes.
I love Delia Smith's fallen chocolate souffle with prunes in armagnac and creme fraiche.
For the sake of balance, I should also include some non chocolatey treats...
As far as cakes are concerned, Nigella does a really moist lemon and almond cake which is truly fabulous.
And if you want a delicious snack that can be whipped up in seconds, go for Nigella's spiced pecans - which basically involves maple syrup, butter, pecans and cayenne pepper. Wonderful.
I'm hungry now - why did I start on this?