Crème au Chocolat

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
40g flour
50g butter
100g sugar
200g chocolate

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.



  1. yum yum. That is going on my list to make this Easter holiday with my boys :) Thanks for sharing

  2. Hi Sue, just wanted to say Hello - found your blog via the comments on Lucy's Attic24 blog and just spent some time looking through your posts. I LOVE you granny blanket and have plans to make my first ever one as soon as I can buy some yarn in rainbow colours! Anyway - I've added you to my Google Reader so look forward to future posts :-)

  3. Anonymous8:02 am GMT

    Thanks for this recipe. This will be perfect for my son. Going to make it soon. Im loving your blog especially the good and bad - thats just like my house is!!! Mollyx

  4. Excellent, bowl lickers of the world unite!!!!

  5. Made it - it is just devilish! So lovely, thank you for the recipe!

  6. What is one to do when face with a chocolate pot - lick, lick, lick.


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