Monday, 24 December 2012

Chocolate Ganache Pots

Phew! It's Christmas Eve and mixed with all the joy, there can be lots and lots of work that goes along with it.  Shopping and wrapping is only the half of it. There are still groceries to buy and meals to plan and people dropping by and you name it! It all adds up to a bit of stress if you let it. I certainly don't! Here is an easy dessert recipe that is so delicious and easy and it just uses ingredients that you have on hand. This one is perfect for those unexpected guests that pop by.

So here we go. You only need:
2/3 cup of semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup half and half
2 eggs
3 tablespoons sugar
Dash of salt
2 tablespoons of Grand Marnier or rum (or you can omit this if you like)
Preheat the oven to 350.
Heat the chocolate chips and cream over medium heat stirring all the while until the chocolate has melted.
Let it cool as you whisk the remaining ingredients together. Mix just a small amount of the egg mixture into the cream mixture, whisking all the time. Then slowly whisk the cream mixture into the eggs.
The recipes makes dessert for 4 people. So use 4 individual ramekins, and divide the mixture evenly among them. Set them in a baking dish (I use my lasagna pan) and fill the pan up to about halfway up the cups with boiling water. Bake for 20 minutes and let them cool for 3 or 4 hours in the fridge. They will come out of the oven still liquid. Don't worry, they set up solid in the chill! Serve with a dollop of whipped cream and a half slice of orange for decoration.

That couldn't be any easier if you tried. This is a great fall back on recipe when you don't want to have to get in the car and make an unscheduled grocery shopping trip! Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas and Blessings galore! xoxo

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