Chocolate Pot Recipe with Salted Caramel

S’mores chocolate and salted caramel pots

  • serves 6
  • Easy

Here the classic US campfire snack of toasted marshmallow and chocolate squished between two biscuits is reworked to create an elegant layered dessert

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Ingredients

  • digestive biscuits 4
  • salted caramel sauce 120g
  • 70% dark chocolate 150g, broken into small pieces
  • double cream 200ml
  • eggs 2, separated
  • caster sugar 120g
  • cream of tartar 1/8 tsp

Method

  • Step 1

    Put the biscuits into a bowl and bash with a rolling pin into a fine rubble. Divide between six small serving glasses and spoon over the salted caramel sauce.

  • Step 2

    Melt the chocolate with a pinch of salt in a mixing bowl above a pan of gently simmering water. Once melted, remove from the pan and leave to cool.

  • Step 3

    Use electric beaters to whisk the cream to soft peaks.

  • Step 4

    Add the egg yolks into the chocolate and stir until smooth. Add 1/4 of the cream and beat until fully combined. Tip in the remaining cream and fold together. Divide between the glasses and chill for 30 minutes to firm up. Remove from the fridge and allow to come to room temperature before serving.

  • Step 5

    Once the pots have set, put the egg whites, sugar and cream of tartar into a heatproof mixing bowl and use electric beaters to whisk together. Put over a pan of gently simmering water and whisk continuously for 6-8 minutes until the sugar has completely dissolved and the egg whites have tripled in volume into a bright, glossy consistency. Remove from the heat and continue to whisk for 4-5 minutes until the mixture holds soft peaks.

  • Step 6

    Spoon the marshmallow over the chocolate pots and carefully blowtorch the tops until golden (you could also do this under a grill as long as the glasses are heatproof). Serve immediately.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 526
  • Fat 35.2g
  • Saturates 20.7g
  • Carbs 44.9g
  • Sugars 36.3g
  • Fibre 3.4g
  • Protein 5.8g
  • Salt 0.3g
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