Sunday, February 14, 2010

Chocohotopots

Happy Valentine’s Day ♥! If you’re worrying about what to make for your loved one(s) today, might I just say, I have just what you need: Chocohotopots! An elaboration on the name: it’s basically melted chocolate, that you eat hot and serve in a pot! There are two ways I like my chocolate; either it has to be cold and the bar makes that snapping sound when you break it, or it has to be melted, and this recipe applies to the latter. Such a fabulous recipe and it is sooo easy to make, honestly. Plus, chocolate and Valentine’s Day belong together like peanut butter & jelly! Rating: 5 out of 5.

Chocohotopots recipe: Nigella Lawson

Ingredients:
- 1 stick + 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, with 60 percent cocoa solids
- 2 eggs
- ¾ cup superfine sugar
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Instructions:
- 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 (reading reviews, I came to find that the baking time is too long, so I baked them for 13 to 15 minutes which worked out perfectly), 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!


The ingredients: sugar, eggs and a bit of flour, and then the melted chocolate & butter.


All-in-all, it took me about 30 minutes to make this and that includes baking time. It is so easy to make and so easy to love!


Were it not for the sunken top, you’d think that this is a chocolate cake baked in a ramekin, but non, non, non! It is sooo much better than a chocolate cake!




Love at first sight! ♥


Nigella Lawson fixing up a batch of these:

8 comments:

Lucie said...

I couldn't imagine a more perfect dessert when you've got a fever--hope you're feeling better!

ABowlOfMush said...

Aww so yummy!!! I love these!

Rhiannon Nicole said...

Yay!!! I love love your blog :) So cute! Happy Valentines Day!

Paris Pastry said...

Thank you Rhiannon! Happy V-Day to you 2.

Natalie... said...

Mmm wow these look so light and tasty! Hope you had a good Valentine's Day :)

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Cute recipe! I love the name! :)

Catherine said...

I love Nigella's recipes! Catherine

Chani said...

Are those like Moelleux au chocolat? They look sooo good!
Love, Chani