Friday, February 17, 2012

Chocohotopots ... to the rescue!

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you're expecting company and have put in so much time and effort to prepare a wonderful meal, but somehow have either forgotten to make dessert or just don't have enough time to make something elaborate? I have. And that too, not just once. Each time though, these little bowls of chocolaty goodness come to the rescue. The batter is simple and comes together in a couple of minutes and since they're individual portions, baking time is very short. The chocohotopots are so delicious, its sure to please everyone, chocolate lover or not. Its like a brownie in a bowl. The top layer is slightly crusty and, if cooked for the correct amount of time the center is still molten and oh so gooey. To your guests, you'll be a rockstar. They'll never know how simple and easy this was to put together, unless you tell them. I like to put these in the oven before we sit down to lunch or dinner, so that they're still nice and warm by the time we get down to dessert. I like to have these while they're still a little warm. However, they keep well and are pretty good cold as well. So go ahead and treat yourself this weekend.

Have a lovely weekend everybody!


Chocohotopots
Recipe by: Nigella Lawson

125g semisweet chocolate, roughly chopped
125g butter
2 eggs
150g sugar, powdered
3 tbsp flour

Melt the chocolate and the butter over a double boiler. If you chop your chocolate to smaller pieces, this will hardly take a few minutes. Keep aside.

Break 2 eggs in a bowl and whisk them along with the sugar.

Add the flour to the egg mixture and mix well.

Fold in the melted chocolate and butter mix.

Pour into greased bowls or ramekins.

Bake at 200ÂșC for about 20 minutes. (You can tell they're done when the top appears cracked. Take them out of the oven when that happens. If you overcook them, they wont be nice and molten inside. They'll still taste good though ;)  )

Serve warm. You can serve some good vanilla ice cream with this if you like.


This recipe is linked to -
Sweet Tooth Friday
Sweets for a Saturday
My Meatless Mondays
Forever Nigella 

                                  

8 comments:

  1. It happens to me as well and then I make mug cakes in the microwave and that's how I save my reputation lol. Your desserts look totally decadent and very quick and easy Trisha!

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  2. I love this! The perfect last-minute treat...even if you aren't expecting company ;)

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