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Pots de Crème au Chocolat

A French inspired chocolate recipe given the fair trade treatment today! This simple recipe is perfect when you need a dessert that will impress at a dinner party. Originally from ‘The Times Calendar Cookbook’ by Katie Stewart, this recipe is a favourite of Jenny’s and has been served to many friends over the years.


  • 175g Fairtrade plain chocolate broken into pieces
  • 1/2 pint single cream
  • 1 free range egg
  • pinch salt
  • ½ teasp vanilla essence or generous slug brandy or other alcohol

You will also need a blender or food processor and six small ramekins or tea/coffee cups to serve the chocolate pots in.


  1. Put the chocolate in the goblet of the blender.
  2. Heat the cream until just under boiling point, then pour onto the chocolate. Cover, blend until smooth. The heat of the cream will melt the chocolate.
  3. Add the egg, salt and essence or alcohol, blend again quickly.
  4. Pour into 6 small pots or coffee cups. Chill for several hours or overnight.

And that’s it! Super easy, absolutely delicious and fair trade. The perfect pud!