Friday, April 20, 2012

Salt Caramel Chocolate Pots

If this dessert was a movie star, it would be George Clooney : dark, decadent and smooth, with a hint of salt stopping it from becoming too sweet.  You may disagree, but you're wrong...  This is a great dessert for entertaining because you can make it hours, even the day before and stick it in the fridge while you spend your time stressing about something else.  To make it more grown up, feel free to add a dash of booze along with the cream - I had a hankering for some dark rum in this or a splash of good cognac.  Oh, and this is the perfect way to use up those Easter Eggs still lurking in the house.

These quantities serve two people but as it's very rich, feel free to either halve the ingredients or make it serve 4 people in smaller glasses.  Either way, impress everybody with this hit of chocolate gorgeousness

Salt Caramel Chocolate Pots

4 tbsp Salted Caramel (or Dulce de Leche with 1/2 a tsp of sea salt mixed in)
170g Chocolate
100ml Cream
50ml Milk

Place the caramel in the base of two serving glasses and set aside.

Melt the chocolate in a bain marie, add the cream and milk & mix well until well combined.  Allow to cool for 10 minutes before pouring over the caramel.  Let it come to room temperature, cover with cling film and refrigerate until needed.

Remove from the fridge about 15 minutes before serving (it will be too solid otherwise), sprinkle with a little flaked sea salt and serve.  Extremely good with espresso...


  1. can u get Dulce de Leche in supermarkets?

  2. Definitely - Merchant Gourmet do jars of Dulche de Leche and M&S do salted caramel too

  3. great thanks, must have a look out for it. Love your recipes, they never fail to disappoint! It's a book deal next for ya!

  4. Aw, I'm blushing here! It's becoming much easier to find. I forgot Carnation do a Dulce de Leche version of their condensed milk but I find it very sweet & not salty enough...