These are a lot quicker and a lot more fattening than our regular chocolate pudding. And equally good for the soul.
A little goes a long way. We serve these in espresso cups or Japanese teacups.
Basic formula per person
1 ounce chocolate, chopped
sugar to taste (we use 1 tsp)
2 tbsps heavy cream
1/2 tsp booze of choice – optional, but recommended
**we like Cognac, Grand Marnier, Bailey’s Irish Cream, or Tia Maria
flavouring of choice
Depending on the quality and type of the chocolate, you may need to adjust the quantity of cream.
MOCHA CHOCOLATE POTS
4 ounces bittersweet or dark chocolate, chopped
sugar or agave nectar to taste (we used 1 tbsp)
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tsps Tia Maria coffee liqueur
1 tsp instant coffee granules
chopped crystallised ginger to garnish
Heat the cream to near-boiling in a microwave. Add the coffee granules, sugar and booze. Stir until smooth and blended.
Add the chocolate. Stir until smooth. If you still have granules of stuff, pop it back in the microwave for 15 to 20 seconds.
Chill, covered with plastic wrap, for an hour or two.
Garnished with chopped crystallised ginger.