Rich chocolate pots recipe

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serves: 4 - 5
Skill: medium
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 20 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 550 kCal 28%
Fat 47gg 67%
  -  Saturates 30gg 150%
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    • 2 medium egg yolks
    • 30g (1oz) icing sugar
    • 150g bar plain/dark
    • chocolate, melted
    • 284ml carton double cream
    • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 4 small ovenproof dishes, about 60ml (2fl oz) each


    • Set the oven to Gas Mark 4 or 180°C.

    • Whisk together the egg yolks and icing sugar until thick and frothy. Gradually whisk in the melted chocolate.

    • Warm the double cream and vanilla extract slightly until it’s just lukewarm. Fold the cream into the whisked mixture. 

    • Pour the mixture into the dishes, place them in a roasting tin, then pour boiling water around the dishes, to come about two-thirds of the way up their sides.

    • Place the roasting tin in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the chocolate mixture has just set. Remove the tin from the oven and lift the dishes out of the hot water. Leave the pots to cool, then place in the fridge to chill before serving.

    Top tip for making Rich chocolate pots

    Warm the cream so that the melted chocolate doesn't set when added

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