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Sunday lunch

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The weather in Cape Town is still miserable making it the perfect day for a hearty Sunday lunch in my home. The main meal consisting of Roast lamb, Roast chicken, roasted butternut, roasted potatoes, broccoli with a cheesy white sauce and delicious homemade gravy got our tummy’s full and made us all very sleepy, BUT…there was still dessert, and this was my “department.”

For dessert I made decadent, gooey, rich chocolate pots (Once again using Nigella Lawson’s recipe: “Chocohotpots”). The center of the dessert caves in…which in most cases bakers would be distraught, but in this case the name of the dessert fits perfectly as it really does look like a chocolate “pot”.

I served these decadent delights with some homemade custard (using custard powder) and a chocolate cigar.

The chocolate pots were a hit! And if you yourself are a chocolate lover I suggest you give them a try. The recipe is quick and easy.

Chocolate Pots: (Serves 4)


  • 125g butter, and some extra for greasing
  • 125g dark chocolate
  • 2 eggs
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 3 tablespoons (45ml) flour
  • 100g white chocolate chips



Preheat the oven to 200 degrees centigrade

Grease 4 150ml ramekins with the extra butter,

In the microwave, in a bowl, melt the butter and dark chocolate, set aside to cool.

In another bowl, mix the eggs with the sugar and the flour, then add the cooled chocolate-butter mixture. Fold the white chocolate chips into the cooled chocolate batter.

Divide the mixture between the 4 ramekins.

Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. The tops will sink and crack and underneath will be gooey chocolate.

Serve hot.

sprinkled with icing sugar, served with a chocolate cigar and custard.

This recipe was derived from Nigella Lawson’s “Feast”

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Written by ExpressLife


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