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Little Pots of Chocolate  Veg   CD  30mins plus chilling

Serve 4     Cold  Vegetarian  Fruit  Alcohol  Dessert  Pudding



450g/1lb Plain Chocolate

Grated zest of 1 orange

Juice of 3 oranges

50g/2oz Butter

2 tbsp Grand Marnier or Cognac

4 Egg Yolks

2 Egg Whites

Extra Grand Marnier or Cognac to serve

1 Orange to serve




1. Break the chocolate into the top of a double boiler. Add the orange zest and juice to the chocolate, together with butter. Heat the mixture over simmering water, stirring occasionally, until the chocolate has melted. Remove from heat and stir in 2 tbsp Grand Marnier or Cognac.


2. Combine the egg yolks in a large mixing bowl and beat together thoroughly. Strain the chocolate mixture on to the egg yolks, beating constantly with a hand-held electric whisk, if possible. Allow the mixture to cool.


3. In a clean bowl and using a clean whisk, beat the egg whites until stiff but not dry. Using a spatula, gently but thoroughly fold the whisked whites into the chocolate mixture.


4. Pour the mixture into 4 individual 150ml/5 fl.oz. Glass or china dishes, cover and chill in the refrigerator for about 2 hours until set.


5. To serve - cut 2 thin slices from the centre of the whole orange and cut each slice into quarters. Arrange 2 quarters, with the points facing, on top of each dish. Pour 1 teasp of Grand Marnier or cognac over the top of each dish and gently rotate each dish so that the entire surface is coated. Serve immediately


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