Spiced chocolate pots
Skill level: Easy peasy
These decadent little desserts make a sophisticated end to a dinner party and are surprisingly easy to make. Dark chocolate and warming cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger make a very grown up chocolate pudding. These spiced chocolate pots may be small, but they are very rich, so serve them in mini-portions in espresso cups and watch them disappear. You could also serve them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side if preferred.
- 150g dark chocolate
- 250ml double cream, at room temperature
- 1tsp ground cinnamon
- ½tsp ground nutmeg
- ½tsp ground ginger
If the cream is too cold, it might set the chocolate before the mixture is combined. If that happens, just warm the mixture for a few seconds in the microwave and get stirring!
- Melt the chocolate in the microwave, or a glass bowl over a pan of simmering water, taking care not to let any water in.
- Remove the chocolate from the heat. Add the spices. Gradually stir in the cream until well combined.
- Pour the mixture into 4 espresso cups or small ramekins and leave in the fridge to set for a couple of hours.