Paul Tamburrini’s world chocolate day recipe

Petit chocolate cream pots (serves 6)

Ingredients Instructions
  • 130ml full fat milk
  • 90g dark chocolate (70% cocoa)
  • 200ml whipping cream
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 65g caster sugar
  • Pour the milk into a saucepan and gently heat; once hot, add the chopped chocolate pieces and mix well with a wooden spoon or spatula – remove from the heat and stir in the cream.
  • Stir well and leave to cool for a bit.
  • Put the egg yolks and sugar in a bowl and beat well using a hand whisk; do not whisk so hard that the mixture is frothing.
  • Gently pour the cream mixture over the creamed yolks and sugar – pass through a fine sieve and leave to rest for around one hour.
  • Pre-heat an oven to 350F/180C/gas 4 and bring a kettle to the boil.
  • Once the chocolate mixture has rested, pour evenly around 120ml into each dish. Pour boiling water into the baking dish just enough to cover halfway up the dishes, cover each dish with cling film (cling is ok to use) and bake for around 35-40 minutes.
  • When done, the creams should be soft in the centre and slightly firm around the edges.
  • Remove from the baking dish carefully and allow to cool for two hours at room temperature.