I jotted this recipe down years ago when I was watching a cooking show. I love baking and making desserts but I often put it off because of the shopping lists and the chaos I create in the kitchen. This recipe is super quick and can be made a day in advance. Despite being so simple you can make the little pots look really smart by using little tea cups or espresso cups and serving on a saucer for an afternoon treat or for dessert with coffee at a dinner party.
Chocolate Orange Pots
120 ml double cream
120 ml milk
180 g plain chocolate
zest of 1 orange
200 ml double cream
2 tbsp. Grand Marnier or similar liqueur
plain chocolate shavings
Heat the cream and milk in a pan with the orange zest, do not allow to boil.
Break up the chocolate into pieces and place in a blender. Remove the small lid from the main lid.
Pour the hot liquid over the chocolate. Place a tea towel over the lid and blitz to fully melt the chocolate. Then add the egg and blitz again. Pour into espresso cups or small ramekins and leave to set in the fridge, for a few hours or overnight.
Once set whip the cream and add the liqueur and spoon/pipe on top of the pots and finish with chocolate shavings. Lovely on it’s own but could be paired with a shortbread or biscotti.