Yesterday was a holiday. Dia de Andalucia! A day where all Andalucians have a day to celebrate being Andaluican. What does that translate to in real life terms. Kids off school. Pretty much sums it up for me. Don't get me wrong, I love tradition of all sorts and partake in many a cultural holiday. However, this particular day has always passed me by. I use the day to do what I do most other days. Admittedly, it would have been nice to get away and do something special, next time.
What we did do, was eat a whole lot of food! Well, at least we had a pretty substantial cooked lunch. We went Indian, minus the dessert pictured below. After a morning bike ride with Lola, and after breakfast, I went on to thinking about lunch. It consisted of Creamy Chicken Masala, Nann Bread, Fennel & Cumin Roasted Squash and Carrots (recipe to come) basmati rice and these Chocolate Pots to end it off nicely. Really I should have had dug into the local culture and cooked up a payella, atun encebolla, croquettas, tortilla de patatas or other local cuisine, but I failed my adopted home this time around. Next time.
On to what we have here in front of us. Very chocolaty and kind of sweet melt in your mouth dark chocolate pots. We served them straight out of the oven on their own, but I think vanilla ice cream would push them over the top.
Note: This is a dessert that needs to be served immediately upon removing from oven. It deflates a few minutes after being removed from the oven. Also, if you leave it too long the sauce will start to set and it won't be as utterly delicious as it is meant to be.
Another point of interest, I have finally added prep time. It has only taken me 300 plus recipes! For those of you that may have been following and frustrated at this missing element, I have made a start. A little something to keep in mind, prep time is approximate. Some people work like machines and others like mules. I am probably somewhere in the middle at a steady and non distracted pace!
Dig into these lovely little chocolate desserts. Enjoy them as they are, with whipped cream or ice cream to make them utterly decadent. These little desserts are so easy to put together and impressive enough for a dinner party.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
1 Cup/125 grams flour
1/3 Cup/65 grams white granulated sugar
1/2 Cup/100 grams brown sugar
1/3 Cup/40 grams cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 Teaspoon of vanilla
3/4 Cup/180 ml milk
1/3 Cup/75 grams melted butter
1 1/3 Cups/320 ml boiling water
1/3 Cup/65 grams brown sugar
¼ Cup/30 grams cocoa powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease 4 individual ramekin dishes. Place the dishes in a large deep sided baking dish and fill the pan with water. Fill about 2 inches up the side of the pan.
Combine all dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Melt the butter and set aside. Whisk the vanilla into the milk. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and add the butter and milk. Gradually pull the dry ingredients into the milk mixture in the centre and mix until completely combined. Pour the mixture evenly into your four prepared dishes.
For the top layer, combine all the ingredients and stir until it becomes a chocolate liquid. Pour over the chocolate mixture in each individual dish.
Bake for about 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the top comes out with just a few crumbs on it.
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