Sunday, October 3, 2010

Nigella Lawson's ChocoPots

I can't believe it's October already. I'm gonna be 19.... in 13 days. :s Somehow i still feel like 16. I've decided since the beginning of September that i wanted to celebrate my birthday with my own cake. since I'm well, me, who needs like 3-4 times bake a messed up cake and leave the kitchen looking like it's been hit by a truck, i need a lot of practice.

And guess what, today is the first episode of the-messed-up-cake which ends in a emotional break down-kitchen wise. In a second i knew that i need chocolate. like, STAT!

and I'm back in the kitchen. My-look-alike-hit-by-truck-kitchen. Let's just skip that part. I've always been a huge fan of Nigella Lawson and i just simply, adore her. Her recipes are easy, quick, and you just can't go wrong. All you need is her ChocoPots to warm up your day.

 Oh, take a look at how it cracks, the crispy outside, gooey chocolatey, mmmm....

PS:  Sorry bout the pictures! It was raining cats and dogs so I couldn't get the picture with natural light.

Nigela Lawson's ChocoPots

  • Butter for ramekins
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup superfine sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
Place baking sheet in an oven preheated to 400°. Butter four 2/3-cup ramekins and set aside.

Using a microwave oven or double boiler, melt together the semisweet chocolate and the butter. Set aside to cool.

In a separate bowl, combine eggs, sugar and flour. Add cooled chocolate mixture, and mix until blended. Fold in chocolate chips.

Divide mixture evenly among ramekins and place on baking sheet. Bake until tops are shiny and cracked and chocolate beneath is hot and gooey, about 20 minutes. Place each ramekin on a small plate with a teaspoon and serve, reminding children that ramekins and chocolate are hot.


Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

I hear Nigella is the queen of delicious indulgence. These look great!

Ardna said...

@Xiaolu : I agree, she is!. I love watching her shows specially when she bakes all variations of chocolate cakes. Thank you!

Paris Pastry said...

Aren't these chocopots a bit of heaven? One of my all time favorite recipes. Happy belated birthday Ardna!

Ardna said...

@paris pastry : oh goodlord, they are! Hahaha thank you so much :)