Unsurprisingly to me, I was in need of chocolate the other week. The past couple of weeks have been tough emotionally and when stressed, like many people, I always crave chocolate. I had been thinking about cooking this dessert for a while. So I decided to make them as an after dinner treat for Sunday lunch.
Chocolate can actually help to reduce our stress levels. A chemical called dopamine is produced when you eat it that has been proven to lower stress in the body.
So this is why so many people crave chocolate during difficult periods in their lives. It actually acts like a security blanket for many people when they are in need of comfort and reassurance. The bowls were clean by the end of this dessert so I can assure you my family were in need of this dessert too.
- Nutribullet or blender
- Large mixing bowl
- Large spoon
- Ramekin dishes x 4
- Baking tray with high sides
- Coconut or brown sugar x 50g
- Eggs x 4
- Brown rice or plain flour x 35g
- Coconut cream x 100ml
- Ghee or unsalted butter x 100g
- Raw cacao powder 60g
- Ground sweet cinnamon or cinnamon x 1 tsp (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 180°C or gas mark 4.
- Grind the coconut or brown sugar in the nutribullet and set aside.
- Crack the eggs into the large mixing bowl and whisk.
- Melt the ghee or unsalted butter in the small saucepan.
- Add in the coconut cream, ghee/butter, brown rice or plain flour, raw cacao powder, coconut or brown sugar and the cinnamon (optional).
- Whisk all of these ingredients together.
- Pour the chocolate mixture into the ramekin dishes using the large spoon.
- Put the dishes into the baking tray and add about 2 – 3 centimetres of water.
- Carefully place the baking tray in the oven for about 15 – 20 mins.
- Once the chocolate pots are cooked on top and golden brown remove from the oven.
- Leave to cool for about 15 – 30 minutes.
- Then serve and enjoy.
Yummy Chocolate Pots were very well received by my little family. My husband Howard and I enjoyed them so much that we actually shared the spare that was left. Howard told me that next time I made this dessert to make double the amount. He said it was lush. I served ours with a few frozen raspberries. You can serve these with cream or ice cream too. However you decide to eat this dessert, as always, please enjoy. xxx