Flourless Chocolate Pots

June 28, 2014

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Morning, friends. I wrote this blog post earlier this week when I was feeling a little sentimental, loved up on chocolate and…love. Which is the same thing, really. Anyway, here it is. We’re talking darling chocolate pots. It’s a good day.

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I’m sitting here on a wintry Monday afternoon, cup of tea to my left and my husband to my right. With two perky, open laptops we’re sitting at the kitchen table, a shared blanket on our laps and wrists on the keyboard, fingers dancing on w, o, r, k as we work. I spent the morning on tasks for my private practice business before making us roasted parsnip and boiled egg salads for lunch. Then I vacuumed the house and am now sitting down to blog a little. It’s almost time for a snack as I’ select which photographs I want to include in this post for flourless chocolate pot. So naturally I feel our snack should involve chocolate…we’ll see. The National is playing through my earphones (my farm friend Tim got me onto them and I am obsessed) while Ben is speaking to schools and doing his thing.

I love these photos. Beyond the obvious warm from the oven gooey chocolate cake factor, they make me happy because it’s me and you. I made these on a Saturday spent at home with just us two. We needed that day, nothing on our agenda besides doing our most favourite things together. Just us. For breakfast I made us spelt diner pancakes and we affirmed these as our most favourite variety yet. Then there was a roasted carrot salad, which I will be sharing here shortly, and a vindaloo simmering away (which I will also be sharing here shortly). My goodness, that vindaloo was good.

In the afternoon I read this book mum picked up from the op shop (which reads so easily and feels like a trashy magazine but a little educational at the same time as I have babies on my brain (though this is not a pregnancy announcement) and a love for all things Oliver) while you watched X Men on your computer. I’m happy you got to be a couch potato, you needed a break. Plus I made you run in the morning and you’re still telling me your “glutimous maximus” hurts, so it must have been a good one (or perhaps just long overdue).

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My natural hair colour is coming through after years of dying. You say you like it and I like that. These days I’d rather buy the good chocolate than visit the hair dresser. In fact, before making pancakes you cut two inches off. When I decide I want to do something I want it done straight away! That Saturday I wanted a haircut. Thanks for letting me bully you into taking the scissors to my locks and paying you in pancakes. And for taking these photographs of my flourless chocolate pots. I rewarded you with gooey cocoa pudding taken from the oven a minute too soon because that’s how you like them best. We make a good team, you and I. Let’s hang out again soon, just the two of us.

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Flourless Chocolate Pots

Serves two

Ingredients
80g Dark Chocolate (>70% cocoa), roughly chopped
50g Unsalted Butter
¼ cup Almond Meal
¼ cup Raw Cacao
¼ teaspoon Sea Salt
¼ teaspoon Baking Soda
1/3 cup Honey
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 tablespoon Milk
2 Eggs, lightly whisked

Method
1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and lightly grease two pots with butter (my pots were 9cm diameter and 6cm deep).
2. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat, allowing it to bubble and brown. When nicely browned and fragrant (nutty and delicious, like a batch of croissants) add the chocolate and stir with a wooden spoon, allowing it to melt.
3. To this same saucepan add the almond meal, cacao, salt, baking soda, honey, vanilla, milk and eggs. Stir well to combine.
4. Pour the mixture into the greased pots and bake in the hot oven for ~15-17 minutes. You want the centre a little (or a lot) gooey and the sides a little more fluffy/cakier. It’s better to undercook them than overcook so check from ~12 minutes, depending on the size/depth of your pots and your oven strength. Mine are usually done at 16 minutes. Serve with creme fraiche and berries.

Heidi xo

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Millie l Add A Little June 30, 2014 at 1:23 am

    Love these! They look so amazing and so simple to make!
    http://youtube.com/addalittlefood

    • Heidi July 4, 2014 at 9:53 am

      Thanks, lovely, they are super simple x

  • Felicia @felhuang June 30, 2014 at 7:32 am

    That sounds like a lovely day you had and those chocolate pots look scrumptious. Winter is the perfect excuse (reason) to indulge in more chocolate hehe. I love The National too! What are your favourite tracks? Xx

    • Heidi July 4, 2014 at 9:54 am

      Oh man, so many! I just play them all on Spotify & it rotates them. So good & perfect for this weather 😉 x

  • laurasmess June 30, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    I love this Heidi. Getting lost in your peaceful bubble of two, taking time to breathe and ignoring the rest of the world for a day. Nourishing your bodies and minds through words, affection and good food. Aaron and I haven’t done this sort of thing for aaages. There’s always someone demanding attention, usually family but also friends or just… work. Never ending work! I think I need to remember the importance of setting time apart for peace, love and mindfulness. Preferably with a double serve of these gooey chocolate pudding pots xxx

    • Heidi July 4, 2014 at 9:55 am

      How beautiful, thank you, lovely. I hope you guys get to do this soon, chocolate pots and all x

  • Christina June 30, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    What a beautiful piece on taking the time to value the moments that matter. Your photographs, recipes and stories are so lovely, it is a joy to read your blog.
    PS. Boxer and Alligator remain my favourite albums, especially on wintery indoor days!

    • Heidi July 4, 2014 at 9:56 am

      Oh thank you, that is really lovely! 🙂 x

  • msihua July 1, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Oh my! This speaks to my heart right now! And I love the love letter that you’ve written in this post. LOVE IT and I think Ben should be a hair dresser 😛

    • Heidi July 4, 2014 at 9:56 am

      Hehe thanks, lady. I know, right? x

  • bel July 2, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    aww heidi, this is the sweetest! chocolate and love and chocolate love are the best things. xx

    • Heidi July 4, 2014 at 9:57 am

      The best. Miss you, lady! x

  • vegeTARAian July 6, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Oh Heidi, they look so perfect! A great winter warmer, adding this to the ‘must make’ list.

    • Heidi July 8, 2014 at 2:34 pm

      Indeed these are PERFECT for a winters day, night…morning….whenever 😉 x

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  • Hannah July 12, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    You give me so many feels. You (both) help me believe love is real, when sometimes it’s so hard to keep faith in. Thank you. xoxo

    PS I love your natural hair colour too. Fellow brunette! Who knew?!

    • Heidi July 16, 2014 at 4:02 pm

      High five! Thank you, lovely lovely lady x

  • tara July 12, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Oh my… This looks glorious (and you look adorable) I think I might be cheeky and have this for breakfast tomorrow with a bit of coyo!

    • Heidi July 16, 2014 at 4:02 pm

      Sounds like a plan stan! & hehe, thanks 🙂 x

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    Hello Heidi – new blog reader here, commenting on an old post, but I just had to tell you I made these for dessert at the weekend and they were deliciou! You are a culinary genius! I also love the sentiment of this post, and your blog in general – your writing, recipes and outlook are just super 🙂 Your new biggest fan right here! xxx

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