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Friday, April 20, 2012

A recipe? From Me? Can it be…?

So I’m not really a foody. I like food. I eat food. But I’m not dashing to the kitchen to try out new recipes all the time. (I’m more likely to give you a recipe for paper-mache’.) But I do like to impress the company on occasion. And I like to pull out the good stuff for myself and the family too. And then of course, I grew up on country victuals and Cajun fare, so it was required to learn to cook. I can do that too. It’s just not my “thang” is all.

I have to admit, the concept of comfort food was lost on me until Painter Girl asked me about it around the time my youngest was born. I really had no idea what she was talking about, this food that could comfort you. What’s that? Then I realized it was all the foods I grew up on….the chicken and dumplings, mashed potatoes and fried chicken and gravy, the gumbo…..stuff like that. And as far as the ever true food-love of a woman, Chocolate…..well, you’ll be disappointed to know that chocolate’s not exactly my idea of a dream confection either. Unless I’m PMS-ing.


There is one chocolate recipe I will admit to being head over heels in love with. And that’s Nigella Lawson’s Chocohotopots. Oh. My. Gawd!!! I must’ve been seriously PMS-ing when I decided to makes these divine pots! I’ll have to pace myself from now on when it comes to these blessed ooey-gooey-masterpieces of chocolate scrumptousness. They. Are. Perfecto! And because of such, I will share the recipe with you. I know it’s out of character for me to do so, but every woman needs this recipe. And so I share. Please! Do yourself a favor and make these. Eat them when they’re fresh from the oven (otherwise they fall way down on the pleasure mark). They will minister love and health and wellness to your soul! Oh and….if you’re a man reading this post, for the love of God! Make these for your Lovey! I promise…she will love You for it! <3 Enjoy!

Chocohotopots by Nigella Lawson

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  • 1 stick plus 1 tablespoon unsalted butter (I know, but you’ll get over it! Promise!)
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, with 60 percent cocoa solids
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup superfine sugar (I just use regular, it’s fine enough.)
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Special equipment: 4 (2/3 to 1-cup capacity) ramekins (I use 6-8 small ones, they’re RICH!)


Place a baking sheet in the oven and preheat to 400 degrees F.

Butter the ramekins with 1 tablespoon butter.

Either in a microwave or in a bowl suspended over a pan over simmering water, melt the dark chocolate and 1 stick butter, then set aside to cool a little.

In another bowl, mix the eggs with the sugar and flour with a hand whisk and beat in the cooled butter and chocolate mixture. Divide the mixture between the 4 buttered ramekins. Bake for about 20 minutes, by which time the tops will be cooked and cracked and the chocolate gooey underneath.

Place each ramekin on a small plate with a teaspoon and serve. Make sure to warn people that these desserts will be HOT!

And there you have it folks! Choco….Hot….Oh….YUM!!! Mmm….nom, nom, nom! So....what do you think?


  1. Lesia,
    These look great! I love to bake the best of all cooking so they are right up my alley!!

    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Ooh! You're welcome, Stephanie! Tell me how you like them...we'll see if you love 'em as much as I do! ;)

  2. I might use white chocolate and add some brandy. Okay, I admit it. I cannot leave well enough alone. Chocolate is hardly ever my first choice, but I love white chocolate.

    1. Ooh! White chocolate sounds like it might be good too! But do tell....how are you going to add the brandy...? I'm curious....

  3. Sounds good Lesia! I'll have to try it for my hubby; he's the chocolate nut in the house. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Oh you're welcome, Cheryl! He's sure to love 'em. And speaking of nuts....would they be good in there....maybe some pecans? No. Macadamias! Yum! Or cashews....or..hmm...I may have to explore this! Thanks!

  4. Zounds! I must away to the store to purchase said ramekins!

    This truly is comfort food from the gods. Was Zeus involved in creating this recipe?

    1. Honey chile! THIS recipe is proof there IS a God in heaven! No kidding. And I'll call Publix to tell them you're on your way....don't want them sold out of anything before you get there! Ha! Happy baking! :D