Petit pot au chocolat
( SERVES 6 )
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For those times when you need a chocolate fix, Warren Elwin provides
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|3||Eggs, yolks only|
|4 tsp||Caster sugar|
|1 piece||Orange peel|
|170 g||Dark chocolate, (72% cocoa)|
- Beat egg yolks with sugar until pale and doubled in volume.
- Into a pot add cream, vanilla pod, and a piece of orange peel. Heat until scalded but NOT boiling.
- Break chocolate into a bowl, and strain the cream on to it. Stir until melted. Whisk into the egg yolks and strain mixture evenly into small espresso-sized cups.
- To create a bain marie, place cups into a deep ovenproof dish, and fill the dish with boiling water, up to half the height of the cups. Bake in a 150degC oven for 1 hour. Remove from the dish, cool and then chill to serve.