Create’s consultant Chef, Adam Byatt, has shared his recipe for a simple yet showstopping chocolate dessert – the ultimate crowd pleaser. Adam says of his Chocolate Hot Pot dessert, ‘Over the years, we’ve had a number of complex desserts on the menu at Trinity Restaurant – soufflés, parfaits and so on – but these posh desserts were not hitting the spot for me. WE worked on this recipe tirelessly, elminating the flour completely in order to produce a warm decadent chocolate soup that delivers teh ultimate chocolate hit, and it’s stayed on the menu ever since!’
Chocolate Hot Pot
Ingredients – Makes 10
255g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids)
4 egg yolks
125g caster sugar
Roughly chop the chocolate and butter and place the pieces in a bowl.
1. Slowly melt the chocolate and butter in the bowl over a pan of gently simmering water, making sure they do not get too hot. Remove the bowl from the pan, and stir the chocolate and butter together well with a spatula. Allow to cool slightly, but keep warm.
2. Put the eggs and egg yolks into a separate bowl and whisk slowly with an electric mixer. Add the sugar gradually, a few spoonfuls at a time (this will help aerate the eggs), and continue whisking until the mixture turns pale yellow and holds a ribbon trail when the mixer is lifted.
3. Using the spatula, gently fold the melted chocolate and butter into the egg mixture (taking care not to collapse the aerated eggs). Transfer to a container, cover and leave to relax in the fridge for an hour (or up to three days).
4. When you are ready to bake the hot pots, preheat the oven to 210°C/190°C fan/gas 6½.
5. Spoon the mixture into 10 small ovenproof pots, coffee cups or medium-sized ramekins placed on a baking tray. Bake for 10-12 minutes until the centres are warm.
Serve with good quality vanilla ice cream – the combination of hot and cold takes this dessert to another level.
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