Divine Chocolate Pots

Prep Time

15-20 minutes + chilling

Cooking Time

5 minutes

Serves

4 Peoples

Everybody should know how to make these – they are a dinner party must. They look divine and you can make them well in advance so you get more time to spend with your guests.

Ingredients

For the filling
  • 75g (3oz) Divine 85% Dark Chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 25g (1oz) butter
  • 1 tablespoon double cream
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate or coffee-flavoured liqueur
To decorate
  • Whipped cream
  • Crystallized violet petals (optional)

Method

1

Melt the Divine 85% Dark Chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water. Make sure the bowl does not touch the water.

2

Remove the bowl from the pan and beat in the cream and the egg yolks, then stir in the liqueur.

3

Whisk the egg whites in a large, grease-free bowl for about 5 minutes until stiff. Using a large metal spoon, fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture.

4

Spoon into 4 coffee cups or small glasses and chill until set.

5

Just before serving, top each mocha pot with a rosette of whipped cream and decorate with crystallized violets, if you like. Serve immediately.