I enjoy cooking for friends and often have grandiose ideas of menus for fancy dinner parties. But in the end I like cooking dishes that are delicious but simple. These chocolate pots, served with lemon polenta biscuits, are a perfect, elegant, and easy way to end a meal.
I first discovered these recipes years ago watching Jamie Oliver’s Naked Chef. He always seemed to effortlessly pull together a dish. The ease is what got me to try these recipes, the taste makes them part of my go-to recipe collection. The chocolate pots are smooth and rich and pair well with the rustic, not-too-sweet polenta biscuits
Both of these recipes can be found in Jamie Oliver’s cookbook, The Naked Chef Takes Off, as well as on the Food & Wine web site. I prefer the chocolate pots recipe found in the cookbook and the biscuit recipe on the F&W web site. The recipes are slightly different but either will turn out great results.
I made some minor changes. For the chocolate pots I vary the amount of brandy depending on who I’m serving. The amount of brandy called for in the recipe can be aggressive for some of my friends.Print
Jamie Oliver’s version of a chocolate pot de crème is perfect with his lemon polenta biscuits. The original recipe can be found in The Naked Chef Takes Off.
1 cup light cream
7 ounces best quality semisweet or bittersweet chocolate (70% cocoa solids)
2 large egg yolks
3 tablespoons brandy, the best you can get (amount can vary depending on taste)
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons butter
In a thick bottomed pan, heat the cream until nearly boiling. Remove and set aside for 1 minute before snapping in your chocolate. Stir in until melted and smooth.
Once melted, beat in your egg yolks and brandy and stir until smooth. Allow to cool slightly before stirring in the butter until the mixture is smooth.
Pour into individual serving pots and place in the refrigerator to set.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Inactive Time: 2 hours
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: French
- Calories: 339.92
- Sugar: 1.85 g.
- Sodium: 66.89 mg.
- Fat: 27.92 g.
- Saturated Fat: 15.94 g.
- Carbohydrates: 10.75 g.
- Fiber: 5.49 g.
- Protein: 8.47 g.
- Cholesterol: 118.70 g.
Keywords: chocolate, brandy, Jamie Oliver