Warm chocolate pudding with vanilla whipped cream

Chocaholics will adore Michel Lemoine's baked chocolate puddings, served warm with lashings of whipped cream
By Michel Lemoine
Warm chocolate pudding with vanilla whipped cream
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  • Serves: 6
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

Main

  • 200 g dark chocolate, 70% cocoa solids broken into pieces
  • 210 g butter
  • 210 g caster sugar
  • 6 eggs, yolks
  • 6 eggs
  • 125 g flour

For the vanilla whipped cream

  • 300 ml whipping cream, or double cream
  • 0.5 vanilla pods, seeds
  • 100 g icing sugar

Method

1. Melt the chocolate and butter together in a heatproof bowl suspended over a pan of simmering water.


2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the sugar, yolks and eggs until pale and creamy then fold in the chocolate mix.


3. Sift the flour and fold through thoroughly.


4. Butter 6 ramekins well and place a piece of buttered baking parchment in the bottom of each ramekin.


5. Fill each ramekin three-quarters full with the chocolate mixture and set aside for 1 hour.


6. Preheat the oven to 200ÂșC/gas 6.


7. Bake the ramekins for 11-12 minutes until almost set.


8. Meanwhile, whisk together the cream, vanilla seeds and icing sugar until the cream is fluffy.


9. Remove the chocolate puddings from the oven and wait 20 seconds before turning out onto serving plates.


10. Serve each pudding with a quenelle of vanilla cream and a garnish of raspberries, physallis and mint leaves.

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