Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Chocolate Pots

These were SO easy to make. Nigella made them on her show in like 5 minutes (minus cooking time) so I figured it wouldn't be too tough to do the same. I halved her recipe though because it was just me and my mother :)

She called them "ChocoHotoPots" because that's what her son called them, but I think that's kind of silly so I think I'm going to stick to the title "Chocolate Pots"

Chocolate and butter melting Chocolate in ramekins
Chocolate pots and icecream Chocohotopots gooey center

They were pretty delicious but next time I think I'll use semi sweet chocolate (the recipe called for dark) because they were almost too rich. They were still quite yummy though.

Recipe (makes 4 - 6 servings)

Butter for ramekins
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter
2 large eggs
3/4 cup superfine sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup chocolate chips

1. Place baking sheet in an oven preheated to 400°F/200°C. Butter four 2/3-cup ramekins and set aside. I actually find these so decadently sweet, that I use ½ cup ramekins and make 6.

2. Using a microwave oven or double boiler, melt together the semisweet chocolate and the butter. Set aside to cool.

3. In a separate bowl, combine eggs, sugar and flour. Add cooled chocolate mixture, and mix until blended. Fold in chocolate chips.

4. Divide mixture evenly among ramekins and place on baking sheet. Bake until tops are shiny and cracked and chocolate beneath is hot and gooey, about 20 minutes. Place each ramekin on a small plate with a teaspoon and serve, reminding children that ramekins and chocolate are hot.


Anonymous said...

by superfine sugar do u mean confectionare's sugar? or is regular cane sugar ok?

Samantha Love said...

I was a little confused about it too because they don't sell superfine where I live.

What I did was I put about a cup of regular granulated sugar in the food processor to make it a bit more fine since and then measured it out from there.
superfine sugar is smaller granules than regular sugar but not to the point of being powdered sugar.

If you don't have a food processor though I'm sure it wouldn't make to big of a difference to use regular old sugar :) Let me know how it goes if you do!

TheFragrantElf said...

Mmmm, I've made these too (albeit different recipe), they are deceptively easy and so addictive!

Joshua said...
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Joshua said...

Superfine Sugar is castor sugar in other places. But is Not confectioners/icing/powdered

estersinspiration said...

wow I must do these sometime! I like to watch Nigellas show aswell (but they don't always send her show here in Sweden..)

TF said...

These look sooo good!! Defenatly will have to try..thanks :)

Leia Kalyvas said...
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Leia Kalyvas said...

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