- sunflower oil, for greasing
Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…
- 50g milk chocolate, chopped
Milk chocolate is classically made from dark chocolate of low cocoa solid content and a higher…
- 100g dark chocolate, chopped
Dark chocolate means the shiny, dark-reddish brown treat produced from the cacao bean, theobroma…
- flaky sea salt
- 4 cinnamon sticks
You will need
- 4 empty 47g fromage frais pots, washed and dried
- 4 muffin cases
- cellophane and twine or string, for wrapping
- 4 mugs
- gift tags and pen, for labelling
Very lightly grease the fromage frais pots with oil and set aside until needed.
Melt the milk chocolate in a bowl set over a pan of just-simmering water, stirring occasionally, then divide between the prepared pots. Place in the fridge or a cold place for around 30 mins or until set.
Once the milk chocolate layer is firm, melt the dark chocolate in a bowl as before, then pour it over the milk chocolate. Leave the pots to set for 15 mins, then sprinkle a pinch of flaky sea salt onto each.
Cut a hole in the bottom of each paper cake case and push a cinnamon stick through. Push the end of the stick into the middle of each pot so that the paper case is upside down – it will help to hold the cinnamon stick in place while it sets.
Leave to set overnight, then turn out and discard the pot and paper case. Wrap each in cellophane tied with twine. Tie each stick to a mug, or simply place inside the mug, and write a tag to read ‘Just add hot milk’.
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