Who doesn't love chocolate?!
We certainly do here at Titanic Belfast...and you know what? Our guests do too!
Last year we sold a whopping 2,783 pieces of our sumptuous chocolate cake in our hospitality outlets, Bistro 401
and The Galley Cafe
- and we must say, when it looks this good who can resist...
So, in celebration of National Chocolate Cake Day
, our Executive Head Chef, Alastair Fullerton, has whipped up this Super Simple Chocolate Pots recipe for all you chocoholics to try out this weekend!
Titanic Belfast's Super Simple Chocolate Pots
175mls Double Cream
Vanilla Pod (Split)
150g Bitter Chocolate (70% Cocoa)
2 Egg Yolks
1 Heaped Teaspoon Icing Sugar
Top Chef Tip!
- Warm the cream with the vanilla pod and slowly bring to the boil so as not to scald the cream which will taint the flavour. Once boiled, allow to cool to room temperature, letting the vanilla infuse.
- Put the milk in a bowl over a pan of simmering water and slowly melt the chocolate in.
- Beat the eggs and sugar together, then fold in the chocolate, milk and cream mixture.
- Pass through a sieve and then pour into Ramekins.
- Place the Ramekins onto a roasting tray and surround with warm water, then place into the oven to bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour at around 140°C until puffed up and slightly spongy.
- Serve warm with fresh berries and vanilla cream!
Use a stronger percentage of chocolate for a better, more intense flavour rather than a chocolate that contains mainly fats and sugar. Believe it or not, stronger ratios of chocolate provide antioxidants which are good for you, so the stronger the chocolate the better - in small amounts of course!!
Let us know how you get on by posting your pictures to @TitanicBelfast
on Twitter using #TitanicBelfast!
Or if you're visiting Titanic Quarter why not pop into Bistro 401
in our grand atrium and try out our delicious Chocolate Cake for yourselves!