Olive Oil Chocolate Pots With Orange and Sea Salt Recipe

Olive oil chocolate pots with orange and sea salt

  • serves 4
  • Easy

These olive oil chocolate pots with orange and sea salt are seriously creamy and indulgent. They're super simple to make and are a great dinner party dessert

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Extra-virgin olive oil comes with many flavour profiles: young, freshly pressed oil tends to be grassy, peppery and deep green in colour; oil over a year old will be paler, milder and sweeter. However, all good-quality oils will still have a delicious grassiness and rounded depth of flavour. Extra-virgin olive oil is made up of monounsaturated fats and is an important part of a healthy Mediterranean diet.

Olive oil is a good match for dark chocolate, the sweet and complex flavours of bitter cacao combining well with an equally bitter young olive oil.

Ingredients

  • double cream 200ml
  • whole milk 40ml
  • 70% dark chocolate 200g, chopped
  • extra-virgin olive oil 30ml, plus extra to serve
  • orange 1
  • brown sugar 50g
  • sea salt to serve

Method

  • Step 1

    Pour the cream into a pan with the milk and heat gently.

  • Step 2

    Put the chocolate into a bowl and, once the cream is just simmering, pour it over the chocolate.

  • Step 3

    Leave for one minute, then stir to combine.

  • Step 4

    Stir in the olive oil, being careful not to overmix and split the mixture.

  • Step 5

    Pour into 4 small ramekins or glasses and leave to set at room temperature.

  • Step 6

    Cut the orange in half horizontally. Squeeze half of the orange into a small pan, add 50ml of water and the brown sugar.

  • Step 7

    Cut the remaining half into small chunks and put them in the pan, peel-side down.

  • Step 8

    Bring to a simmer over a medium-low heat, basting the oranges every now and again. After 10-15 minutes, when the liquid has reduced to a syrup, remove from the heat.

  • Step 9

    Serve the chocolate pots topped with a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil, a little pinch of salt and the caramelised oranges.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 766
  • Fat 66.8g
  • Saturates 36.9g
  • Carbs 32.8g
  • Sugars 27.3g
  • Fibre 5.6g
  • Protein 5.5g
  • Salt 0.1g
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