Very rarely ,does one not get tempted by Nigella Lawson’s decadent desserts ! Having said that ,a lot of them either involve technique ,special equipment or a lot of ‘heavy’ ingredients. This one ,however was far simpler and was not overloaded with cream or an unbelievable quantity of butter. The fact that these are baked individually ,also makes them endearingly luscious.
Being a family of chocoholics,this dessert hits all the right notes. It’s quick to make ,ooozy and chocolatey and makes you feel all warm and fuzzy after eating it. I had made it a few times awhile ago ,before my life as a blogger, and had forgotten it until very recently.
Having a special guest who radiates sunshine is reason enough to remember to cook up a delicious dessert that echoes her sweet nature ! I’m glad I did ,because ,full justice was done ,the bowls were licked clean !!! This time ,I did think that the quantity of sugar could be taken down a notch. I would definitely recommend using half a cup instead of the recommended three quarters…but the choice is entirely yours !
As always ,the whole grain flour is the way I opt to go. Natural sugars are also a great substitute. We also like the addition of the strawberry here. The slight tartness of the fruit ,perfectly cuts through the richness of the chocolate. Good quality chocolate is highly imperative for this recipe. The compound chocolate is sadly unhealthy as it is loaded with hydrogenated vegetable oil ,in place of the rich cocoa butter. Read the labels ,before you buy chocolate. If you’re gonna eat it ,you might as well indulge in the real thing rather than something that is a poor imitation of it !
Do try this dessert ,it takes mere minutes. I love that I don’t need to take out my electric blender,so less of all that washing up ! The end result when the spoon pushes through that thin crust and scoops up a puddle of melted chocolate is un real and makes you want to jump up and down…I think I actually did 😉
For the chocoholics who absolutely need a cold scoop of vanilla icecream with a hot chocolate pud…I think this is one such dessert that will satisfy that need of you watching the frozen white ,melt into a creamy pool and merge with it’s darker companion…. Enjoy !