Chocolate pots with coffee cream

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Chocolate pots are a new thing to me. I’ve heard of them before, but never made them.. now I’m kicking myself for not making them all my life πŸ˜‰ they’re simple and delicious.. and you probably have all the ingredients you need to prepare them- on hand πŸ˜‰ so , let’s get started.

For 4 portions you will need:

175g of dark chocolate

250 of whisking cream

1 tbsp of brown sugar

1 tsp of vanilla extract

4 egg yolks

 

For the topping you will need:

About 40ml of whisking cream

1 tbsp of coffee essence ( 1 tbsp of instant coffee disolved in 1 tbsp of hot water)

Mocca beans for decoration.

 

You will also need 4 ramekins – ovenproof.

So,all you need to do is heat up the cream in a small pot, add your vanilla, sugar and chocolate to it and mix, until it’s all melted (but doesn’t boil). Let it cool for a few minutes. When it’s room temperature, add your yolks- one at a time- and mix it in well, quickly. The mix will thicken slightly. If you have the time- pass the batter through a sieve. Divide it between 4 ramekins, and put into a baking tray. Fill the baking tray up with water, so it goes up to 2/3 height of the ramekin, be careful not to pour any water into the ramekins!

Bake in a preheated oven – 150C- for about 30-35 minutes , or until they’re JUST set. Take them out and let them cool completely, before putting them into the fridge for about an hour.

While they’re cooling, whisk up your cream with a tsp of sugar and 1 tbsp of coffee essence. Once the chocolate pots are cooled, decorate the top with coffee cream and a mocca bean.

Enjoy! πŸ˜‰

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