A recipe for you today. My family's favourite pudding in the world. I found this recipe on a French recipe website called Marmiton. I use it a lot for quick, easy and elegant recipes. The recipe's title translates as 'easy chocolate cream dessert' but I called it crème au chocolat' when I first served it and the name has stuck. I make it on Saturdays (not every Saturday) because I can fill 13 little ramekins with the mixture, so we eat 5 on Saturday, 5 on Sunday and the kids get an extra one each on Monday. You could easily halve quantities. Make it soon, c'est trés, trés facile :o)
1 litre of milk
Melt the butter in a pot, stir in the flour to make a roux. Gradually add the milk, stirring all the time, add the sugar, then the chocolate. Keep stirring until the chocolate has melted and the mixture thickened. It won't thicken a lot, it should be the consistency of double cream. What you are making is white sauce with chocolate. Pour into little pots and refrigerate. I put mine straight into the fridge whilst still hot because I like to live dangerously, but you should probably wait until they are cool first. The cream will thicken considerably once completely cool.
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I have brought my children up to have impeccable table manners.