A sweet Valentine's chocolate treat for 2
Perhaps you have a small household and you are looking for a little sweet dessert for two for Valentine's Day weekend. This might be the perfect rich and decadent dessert that can be made ahead and enjoyed whenever the urge strikes!
Hazelnut Chocolate Pots de CrèmeA rich hit of chocolate finishes off the meal and also the evening! Use a high quality bittersweet chocolate to experience ultimate heaven.
3 oz (90 g) 72% bittersweet chocolate, chopped
3/4 cup (175 mL) 35% whipping cream
2 large egg yolks
2 tbsp (30 mL) granulated sugar
2 tsp (10 mL) hazelnut liqueur
Chopped toasted sugared hazelnuts (see tip)
Place chocolate in a bowl. In saucepan, bring cream to boil. Pour over chocolate, stirring until melted.
In a separate bowl, whisk egg yolks with sugar. Gradually whisk in chocolate mixture, hazelnut liqueur and vanilla. Pour into 2 heatproof ramekins or custard cups. Place in 8-inch (1.5 L) cake pan. Pour in enough boiling water to come halfway up sides of ramekins.
Makes 2 servings.