The phrase ‘sudden guests’ does not exist in my home. Since we are one of the few married couples in our circle, we often have company for guests. They come over for tea after work and staying for dinner is quite normal. Regular food doesn’t take much time, so having unexpected company is no issue, but I really like my sweets and while we can always have ice-cream from the freezer, I am always prepared with dessert! Guests or no guests, my refrigerator will always have a homemade dessert in there.
Yesterday I found 80% dark chocolate in the shop and immediately thought of making some chocolate pudding shots. They had not even cooled down when my husband came back home and even before I could put them in the fridge, I had lost two of them!
Chocolate Pudding Shots
Preparation Time: 5 mins | Cooking Time: 15-20 mins | Serves 6
500ml (2 cups) whole milk
125 ml (1 cup) heavy cream
120gms (1 cup) caster sugar
1 tbsp cornflour
35 gms (1/3 cup) cocoa
2 tbsps boiling water
2 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla extract
60 gms dark chocolate, finely chopped
10 gms white chocolate shavings
In a saucepan, warm the milk and cream together (you don’t need to boil)
In another saucepan, add sugar, cornflour and cocoa. Add the 2 tbsps of boiling water and mix it all together to a paste.
Whisk in the egg yolks, one at a time.
To this cocoa mix, add the warm milk and cream and vanilla extract.
Mix it all together and put on heat. Cook the mixture (whisking continuously) for about 5 minutes, until the mixture thickens. (It will come to the consistency of thick condensed milk)
Take off the heat; add in the chopped dark chocolate and whisk. The chocolate will melt in the mix and the colour will become a rich dark brown
Pour into 6 shot glasses.
You might want to eat one right away as it is the tastiest hot chocolate I have had till now!
Cover the tops of the glasses with clingfilm, to avoid forming a layer and refrigerate once they get cooler.
Take them out of the fridge about 5 minutes before serving. Sprinkle white chocolate shavings on top and serve!
Note: If you want a thicker consistency add 2 tbsps of cornflour
Food is never just food. I believe it’s story telling, it’s conversation. It brings people together and it speaks a universal language! I love to play around in my kitchen. The thrill of being able to create something new and sharing it with others is what fuels my passion for cooking. The fact that dear husband is a foodie and an honest critique helps! I blog about my adventures in the kitchen at http://www.myweekendkitchen.in