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Pots au Chocolate

These individual desserts are made with Dr. Oetker Fine Cooks' 72% Extra Dark Chocolate, which makes a delicious indulgent treat.

8 servings

Difficult 40 Minutes



For the recipe  Pots au Chocolate

For the Desserts:

100 g Dr. Oetker 72% Extra Dark Chocolate (4 oz) plus extra for grating
450 ml Whole Milk (15 fl.oz)
Egg Yolks x 4 medium
50 g Caster Sugar (2 oz)
5 ml Dr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Extract (1 tsp)
50 g Dr. Oetker 35% Milk Chocolate (2 oz)
50 ml Double Cream (2 fl.oz)




Pots au Chocolate

Preheat the oven to 160°C (325°F, Gas Mark 3). Arrange 8 x 100ml (4fl.oz) ceramic custard pots or ramekins in a roasting tin and set aside. Break the Dark Chocolate into pieces and place in a saucepan. Pour in half the milk and heat gently, stirring, until the Chocolate is completely melted. Add the rest of the milk and bring to just below boiling point. Remove from the heat and set aside.


Whisk egg yolks and sugar together until pale and thick. Pour over the hot chocolate milk, stirring, and strain into a heatproof jug. Stir in the Vanilla Extract.


Divide the chocolate custard between the dishes. Pour in sufficient boiling water to come half way up the sides of the dishes. Bake in the oven for 20 - 25 minutes, until just set but still slightly soft in the centre - a round bladed knife inserted in the centre should be thickly coated in custard when cooked. Remove from the water, cool, and chill for at least 2 hours.


To serve, remove the chocolate pots from the fridge and allow to stand at room temperature for about 20 minutes. Melt the Milk Chocolate as above and cool slightly for about 10 minutes. Gradually pour over the double cream whilst whisking, to make a smooth, thick glossy cream. Spoon on top of each and sprinkle with Dark Chocolate.

1 serving = 99g

Nutritional Information for the recipe Pots au Chocolate

Per Serving Per 100 g / ml
Energy 955kJ
Fat 15.24g 15.55g
Carbohydrate 17.28g 17.64g
Protein 5.16g 5.26g