As many of you are probably starting to pick up, I miss London. When I think about my time there, I’m often transported to some eatery or another where I had a good meal, a good drink, or just a really good time with friends.
Chocolate Pots were often served at some of our favorite haunts, and I always loved to get them. They aren’t quite pudding, or mousse. They are this wonderful gooey chocolate mess that is just heavenly, and sinful. I’ve never made it before, but was really craving it, so decided to experiment using only things I already had in my kitchen. My pots were a delicious success. They were so easy to have Zara help with (the making and the eating).
This is what I used:
2 tbsp of sugar
2 tbsp of cornstarch (next time I would use 2.5)
2 tbsp of cocoa powder (which I didn’t have, but I DID have unsweetened hot chocolate powder, which I used instead)
2 cups of milk (I used 2%, next time I would use whole milk)
3.5 oz (one large good quality chocolate bar) of chocolate
Amaretto (for the adult pots)
Take the first three ingredients and add to a saucepan, whisk to incorporate. Turn on the heat and slowly whisk in the milk. Once all ingredients are wet watch the milk while continuing to whisk, until the mixture starts to boil gently. Once gently boiling, continue to whisk for an additional 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate. Whisk until chocolate is melted. Spoon into pots. (I spooned two kids pots and then added a touch of Amaretto (about a capful) to the rest of the mixture, whisked and then spooned into pots for adults). Let set for AT LEAST 2 hours. I couldn’t wait and ate at about an hour and it was still runny, but MY GOD was it good!
Here’s a picture of Z whisking the chocolate mixture…
This is the kids’ pot
And the adult pot (I’m so good…I made one for my husband to take for lunch the next day…which he forgot…so I ate 🙂 Everyone’s a winner!!)