Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Hot Chocolate Panna Cotta and Soft-Centered Chocolate Teacup Cakes

Both of the Tuesdays with Dorie February selections from Baking Chez Moi feature chocolate.

I prepared the Hot Chocolate Panna Cotta for Valentine's Day.  I like to make panna cotta because it is easy, yet so elegant.

The recipe really did end up tasting like a cold hot chocolate.  My chocolate was a little granular.  I may have over heated or under melted the bittersweet chocolate, or perhaps I should have sifted the cocoa.  The liquid is strained twice before is is poured into the serving dishes.  I used my finest strainer and still the chocolate was not smooth.  The taste was good nonetheless.

I baked the second recipe, the Soft-Centered Chocolate Teacup Cakes, yesterday.  These were extremely easy to put together: melt butter and chocolate, beat eggs with icing sugar, add flour to the egg mixture, and then add the melted chocolate mixture.  I wasn't sure how my teacups would fare in the oven so I baked the cakes in Pyrex custard cups.  These cakes are really delicious.  I will definitely make them again.


  1. These were both excellent recipes that I will be repeating. Each of
    your recipes look delicious.

  2. I also found it to be a bit grainy. However, they were quite delicious! Both of yours look lovely!

  3. two great chocolate desserts! i did not make the panda cotta yet, but have read other posts saying they had a grainy texture, too. wonder why>

  4. It really was a month of chocolate! I made each recipe twice I liked both so much :) They were delicious

  5. Love that you were able to make the panna cotta for Valentine's Day- a perfect dessert. Evidently a lot of folks had issues with the grainy-ness, so that is quite comment. Luckily it did not seem to impact the taste :) And those little teacakes are just deadly. WAY too easy to knock out for such delicious (and calorie laden....) results. Lovely job with both !