Today, I'm craving a dessert with gooey, warm, melted chocolate. We all know that sometimes what a girl wants has to be hot, chocolatey and decadent. And just in case you are having the same type of must-eat-chocolate-now days, I went about finding a delightful dessert to share. At first, I was thinking along the lines of a chocolate souffle, but than I stumbled upon this recipe for hot chocolate pots. Besides, I have yet to master the art of making a souffle rise and I'm more in the mood for an easy, no fuss dessert that I can enjoy in the comforts of my red leather armchair next to a fire. For the recipe,
1 stick plus 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
4 ounces semisweet chocolate, with 60 percent cocoa solids
3/4 cup superfine sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Special equipment: 4 (2/3 to 1-cup capacity) ramekins
- Place a baking sheet in the oven and preheat to 400 degrees F.
- Butter the ramekins with 1 tablespoon butter.
- Either in a microwave or in a bowl suspended over a pan over simmering water, melt the dark chocolate and 1 stick butter, then set aside to cool a little.
- In another bowl, mix the eggs with the sugar and flour with a hand whisk and beat in the cooled butter and chocolate mixture.
- Divide the mixture between the 4 buttered ramekins.
- Bake for about 20 minutes, by which time the tops will be cooked and cracked and the chocolate gooey underneath.
- Place each ramekin on a small plate with a teaspoon and serve. Make sure to warn people that these desserts will be HOT!