Easy Decadence: Gooey, spicy, orangey, chocolate shots

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These super naughty, super rich shots of chocolate are the sort of thing I’d quickly knock up on a Monday morning before work. In the deepest, darkest drudgery of the monthly budgets meeting, you can feel safe in the knowledge that these decadent little beasts are waiting for you in the fridge when you get home.

They’re also ideal whipped up for a dinner party as an intense dessert; perfect accompanied by steaming espressos.

They’re smokey, sweet, spicy and rich, all rolled into one. They have very few ingredients and take about 15 minutes to make.

If you’re not sold by now, I’m not sure what more I can do.


(makes 8 shots)

300ml pot of single cream
2 x 100g bars of Co-operative Truly Irresistible Ghanaian dark chocolate with spices and orange oil
2 egg yolks
Juice and zest of 1/2 an orange
1/3 a chilli, deseeded and finely chopped


– Pour the entire contents of the single cream into a pan, add the finely chopped chilli and 3/4 of the orange zest
– On a medium heat, bring the cream to a gentle boil
– While the cream is heating, bash up the bars of chocolate with a rolling pin
– As soon as the cream reached the boil, remove from the heat and add in the bashed up chocolate. Stir with a wooden spoon until combined
– When the mixture has turned rich and velvety, mix in the egg yolks
– Add the orange juice and stir until the slick of orange has mixed fully with the chocolate
– Pour into espresso cups or similar
– Refrigerate until set (usually around half an hour) and decorate with the remaining orange zest
– Eat slowly with a teaspoon.


Written for the Co-operative Central England’s Easy Eating Campaign: http://centralengland.coop

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