Warm date and chocolate valentines pots

Warm date and chocolate valentines pots


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200°C / fan 180°C / gas mark 6.
  2. Lightly grease 6 ramekins or oven proof espresso cups with a little butter.
  3. Divide the chopped dates equally between the ramekins or cups and sprinkle the white chocolate and the chopped nuts over the top of the dates, again equally dividing between the ramekins or cups.
  4. Place the dark chocolate, butter, milk and caster sugar in a heavy based saucepan and gently heat until the chocolate has melted.
  5. Transfer to a mixing bowl and stir until smooth.
  6. Whisk the eggs, vanilla extract, baking powder and the cream of tartar into the dark chocolate mixture until evenly combined.
  7. Gently fold in the ground almonds and divide the mixture evenly between the four ramekins or cups.
  8. Bake in the centre of the pre-heated oven for 20 minutes or until the surface is cooked but soft and fudge-like in the centre.
  9. Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream or clotted cream.

Recipe from Whitworths.

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The perfect pud for a 'date' night


100g Chopped Dates
50g White Chocolate, broken into pieces
40g Toasted Chopped Mixed Nuts
75g Dark Chocolate, broken into pieces
75g Unsalted Butter
75ml Semi-skimmed Milk
60g Caster Sugar
2 Medium Eggs, whisked
1tsp Vanilla Extract
1/4 tsp Baking Powder
A pinch of Cream of Tartar
50g Ground Almonds


Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition: n/a