Chocolate, amaretto and raspberry pots

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I hope you all had a lovely weekend. Last night I made good on one of my 2015 to-do list items and had some friends round for dinner. That meant that Saturday was a blur of menu planning, table setting and cooking up a storm. Come 7pm, I had seriously earned my three-course meal and a glass of red. But it was so nice to enjoy some food with two of our closest friends and set the world to rights.

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For dinner we had antipasti with homemade bread to start, beef in red wine with crushed new potatoes and garlicky greens for main, and the chocolate, amaretto and raspberry pots you see in these pictures. They were divine and really easy to make. I adapted this recipe from the Two Greedy Italians cookbook, but in short it took less than 10 minutes to make them and resulted in four very content diners. Here’s what you need and how to make these little pots of chocolate heaven:

  • 500ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 30g of plain flour
  • 30g of caster sugar
  • 2 tsps of vanilla extract
  • 80ml of amaretto liqueur
  • 100g of dark chocolate
  • 50g of unsalted butter
  • 4 amaretti biscuits
  • 75g of fresh raspberries
  • Combine the flour and sugar in a small saucepan. Heat the milk in a separate pan over a low heat until it starts to boil. Add the vanilla extract and a little of the hot milk to the flour and sugar and whisk until you have a smooth paste.
  • Add the remainder of the milk and heat the mixture over a low heat. Whisk continuously to prevent lumps from forming. After a couple of minutes, pour in the amaretto and continue to whisk until the mixture begins to thicken.
  • Take the mixture off the heat and add in the chocolate and butter. Stir well to combine and pour into serving dishes.
  • Put four raspberries to one side and cut the others in half. Push the halved raspberries into the mixture, so that they can’t be seen. Place the dishes in the fridge until just before serving.
  • Before you serve, place a raspberry on the top of each pudding and crumble an amaretti biscuit around it.

Chocolate, raspberry and amaretto pots

This recipe will serve four chocolate lovers, with enough left for a good session of licking the bowl (a huge advantage to making desserts from scratch).

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What did you all do this weekend?

  • http://www.fullofbeansandsausages.com/ Holly Hollyson

    Ok…I am making this next weekend! I honestly wish you could fly to Canada right now and make me one, but I guess the recipe and me making one for myself will have to do!

    • http://www.wineandolives.co.uk/ Chiara Pannozzo

      Ha ha how could would that be if I could magically appear in Canada :-) If you make it let me know what you think x

      • http://www.fullofbeansandsausages.com/ Holly Hollyson

        I will! It is Luke’s birthday Wed and I will be cooking a special meal and this will be the dessert :)

        • http://www.wineandolives.co.uk/ Chiara Pannozzo

          Fabulous! I can’t wait to hear what you make of it x

  • http://the.pyreflies.org/ Jessica ThePyreflies

    Oh gosh these look so good. Your food photography always makes me drool!
    Today I walked by the lake with my husband, it was cold but it was a nice day! :)


    • http://www.wineandolives.co.uk/ Chiara Pannozzo

      Thanks so much Jessica! A walk around the lake with you husband sounds like a pretty perfect day, even when it’s cold :-)

  • http://www.mirandasnotebook.com Miranda | Miranda’s Notebook

    Yum, that looks so delicious. How great to have a recipe that’s so quick to come together too -my favourite kind!! Everything you served at your dinner party sounds great! xxx

    • http://www.wineandolives.co.uk/ Chiara Pannozzo

      Thanks so much Miranda! I’ll definitely be making this again, it was so easy but really delivered on taste. I hope you had a good weekend :-)

  • http://www.brookemeaganjones.com/ Brooke Jones

    Oh man, this is so not fair! It looks so good I can almost taste it. Such a tease! I love desserts that are nice and light and full of flavour. Definitely saving this one!

    • http://www.wineandolives.co.uk/ Chiara Pannozzo

      I love this comment Brooke. It’s definitely a nice and easy one that can be thrown together pretty quickly :-)

  • http://www.clevergirlreviews.com/ Clever Girl Reviews

    I’m going to have to book mark this one, it looks awesome!

    • http://www.wineandolives.co.uk/ Chiara Pannozzo

      That’s lovely of you to say, thank you :-)

  • http://ourruins.com/ Valerie Price

    Oh wow, this looks so good…definitely want to make this!

    • http://www.wineandolives.co.uk/ Chiara Pannozzo

      Thanks very much Valerie!x

  • http://www.throughthethicket.ca/ Kathryn

    YES PLEASE! That was my first thought when I saw these on your instagram. They look divine! Do you think using soy or almond milk would work instead of cow’s milk?

    And I definitely agree – the major perk of making desserts at home is the bowl licking ;)

    xx Kathryn

    • http://www.wineandolives.co.uk/ Chiara Pannozzo

      Definitely Kathryn. I think that almond work would work especially well with the amaretto. If you give it a try let me know as I am a huge fan of dairy milk alternatives too :-)

  • http://www.fridaymorningbuzz.com/ Tami

    You’re killing me with these photos! They look amazing! (love the name of your blog, btw)

    • http://www.wineandolives.co.uk/ Chiara Pannozzo

      Thanks for stopping by Tami! The name was born purely out of my love of both wine and olives ;-)

  • http://www.rhymeandribbons.com/ Amanda @ Rhyme & Ribbons

    Oh my goodness! this looks incredible! x

    • http://www.wineandolives.co.uk/ Chiara Pannozzo

      Thanks so much Amanda!x

  • http://www.wineandolives.co.uk/ Chiara Pannozzo

    Thanks Gianni! Beef in red wine is definitely one of my favourite meals x

  • Gingi Edmonds Freeman

    This looks so yummy! You should go on one of those cooking shows, like Chopped!! hehe! – http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

    • http://www.wineandolives.co.uk/ Chiara Pannozzo

      You’re so sweet! If you saw the chaos that ensues in my kitchen when I’m cooking, I don’t think you would be saying that ha ha x

  • http://www.eatingwithalice.com/ Eating with Alice

    Yum! I love amaretto liqueur – such a great flavour!
    xx Hannah

    • http://www.wineandolives.co.uk/ Chiara Pannozzo

      I totally agree Hannah, it does have such an amazing flavour. I should really start adding it to more things x

  • http://meandmr.com melaniekay

    This looks incredible!!!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

    • http://www.wineandolives.co.uk/ Chiara Pannozzo

      Thanks so much Melanie!x

  • http://confuzzledom.wordpress.com/ bevchen

    OK, I need to buy some amaretto because these look amazing!

    • http://www.wineandolives.co.uk/ Chiara Pannozzo

      I love having amaretto in the house to add to recipes … of have a glass from time to time ;-)

  • http://www.ohgoshblog.co.uk/ Em

    YES. To everything with Amaretto in it. And if I send you my address you will post me these right? Thank you in advance!