Monday, 10 October 2011

Chocolate and ginger pots

I'd only vaguely heard of the chef turned food writer, Simon Hopkinson, prior to his recent BBC television show. I now think I might add him to my list of people it would be fun to be friends with, along with Nigel Slater.
His recipe for chocolate pots with ginger appeared on his show, and immediately looked appealing. I followed the recipe from the BBC website almost exactly, apart from using 85% cocoa solids chocolate and a couple of teaspoons of vanilla extra (rather than infusing the cream).
The resulting puddings were fantastic; super-dense but with the ginger providing a nice contrast which stopped them becoming cloying. The only thing I'd change when making them again, would be to mix the chopped stem ginger throughout the pots rather than have a layer at the bottom as Mr Hopkinson recommends.

This is such simple recipe, with a classic flavour combination, but I'm really glad Simon Hopkinson popped up on my telly to inform me about it.

5 comments:

Clare said...

I gobble up anything with ginger in it. Seriously, I am making these tomorrow. Or maybe now....

TheFastestIndian said...

Tee hee! They are pretty straight-forward to do, so you probably could make them tonight!

oxslip said...

Yum. More or less one part cream, one part choc, one part other good stuff (eggs and sugar). Looks amazing

TheFastestIndian said...

Oh yes- so it is! Hard to go wrong with those ingredients, and this was really nice.

Clare said...

I love this recipe so much we are having it for pudding on Christmas day! Much better than Christmas pudding, I think.