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Pots de Crème au Chocolat

This French inspired chocolate recipe is the perfect dessert for you Valentine’s Day supper. This simple recipe is great when you need a dessert that is sure to impress. 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. You will see that the recipe makes 6 pots, we are of course not suggesting that you and your Valentine eat all 6 in one sitting – that would be extremely decadent (and potentially foolish…). They keep well in the fridge for a few days so you can enjoy one after dinner in the days following, or you could share them with your family if you’re feeling particularly kind!


  • 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.
  5. You could serve with some red fruits, such as raspberries, if desired.

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