Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Chocolate Pots

If you're a proud chocoholic like me, when those chocolatey cravings hit you need something chocolatey (of course), luxurious, and rich and this recipe fits the bill. Chocolate pots are super easy to make and you can flavor them with orange zest, espresso powder, chili powder (chocolate and chili is an amazing combo), and the list goes on. And these chocolate pots have a nice smooth texture which makes them even more delectable. Enough said, onto the recipe!

2 cups heavy cream
12 oz. bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup granulated sugar
4 eggs, separated (yolks only)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
pinch of salt

Heat the heavy cream in a pan over medium-high heat until simmering

Meanwhile whisk egg yolks, sugar, and vanilla extract together until combined then take the pan off the heat, add chocolate to the hot cream, and stir until the chocolate is melted

Slowly stir in the egg and sugar mixture and add a pinch of salt and ladle the mixture evenly into eight 4 oz ramekins

Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight

Serve with freshly whipped cream and chocolate shavings