For the chocolate pots
- 200g good-quality milk chocolate, chopped
Milk chocolate is classically made from dark chocolate of low cocoa solid content and a higher…
- 200ml double cream
- 2 large egg yolks, lightly whisked
For the shortbread
- 160g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
- zest 1 orange
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- 110g butter, cut into cubes
Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…
- 60g golden caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
- 1 large egg yolk
- 100ml whipping cream
Put the chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Heat the cream in a saucepan until it just boils, then pour it over the chocolate. Stir until smooth, then beat in the egg yolks. Tip the mixture into a jug, then pour into four individual pots and put in the fridge to set for at least 2 hrs.
Meanwhile, put the flour, orange zest and butter in a large bowl and rub together until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the sugar and egg yolk, mix gently and bring the biscuit dough together with your hands. Roll the shortbread out on a lightly floured surface until 1cm thick, then transfer to a baking tray lined with baking parchment. Leave to rest for 10 mins in the fridge.
Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/ gas 3. Bake for 23-25 mins until golden brown, then sprinkle with sugar. While still warm, cut into eight x 2cm biscuits, trimming off any excess, and leave to cool.
When ready to eat, whip the cream to soft peaks, then spoon on top of the chocolate pots. Serve with the shortbreads on the side.
Nutrition for shortbread261 kcals, fat 17g, saturates 11g, carbs 23g, sugars 8g, fibre 1g, protein 3g, salt 0.4g