Chocolate Pots

What can we say – just delicious!


Serves 4 to 6


  • 2 oz dark chocolate
  • 2 fl oz milk
  • 5 fl oz double cream
  • ½ a vanilla pod
  • 1 whole egg and 3 egg yolks
  • 3 oz caster sugar


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 170 °C, 325 °F, Gas 3.
  2. Put the chocolate, milk, vanilla pod (split lengthways) and cream into a heavy based saucepan.
  3. Bring to the boil.
  4. Meanwhile, in a bowl, cream the egg, egg yolks and sugar together, using a wooden spoon.
  5. Pour in the melted chocolate mixture and blend.
  6. Strain into a jug removing the vanilla pod. Pour the mixture into oven-proof ramekins.
  7. Place them in an oven dish and pour in hot water to within ½ inch of the tops of the dishes.
  8. Bake for about 30 minutes until the mixture is set like a custard.
  9. Remove the ramekins from the dish and allow to cool.
  10. Decorate with white chocolate curls or serve with some cream.