Pot au Chocolat

From Le Petit Max, an utterly moreish dessert for chocoholics - warm chocolate pots with vanilla ice cream and chocolate madeleines
Pot au Chocolat
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  • Serves: 6
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Effort: medium

Ingredients

main

  • 300 ml double cream
  • 300 ml milk
  • 500 g dark chocolate, (70% cocoa solids), broken in pieces
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 75 g icing sugar
  • cocoa powder, for dusting

To serve:

  • warm chocolate madeleines
  • vanilla ice cream

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 110°C/gas ¼.

2. Heat the cream and the milk together without allowing to boil.

3. Add the chocolate and stir until melted.

4. Beat the egg yolks and sugar together in a large bowl for 3-4 minutes until pale and foamy.

5. Tip the chocolate mixture and the beaten egg yolks into a blender and whiz until smooth.

6. Strain the mixture through a conical sieve or fine-meshed bowl-shaped sieve.

7. Spoon the mixture into six small china moulds, making sure there is at least 5mm left at the top. Sprinkle with cocoa powder.

8. Place in a roasting pan with enough hot water to come halfway up the sides.

9. Bake for 40 minutes until slightly risen.

10. Serve in the moulds with warm chocolate madeleines and vanilla ice cream.

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