Who doesn’t like to feel a little gooey inside? These melting chocolate pots of loveliness would make an ideal dessert for a home made Valentines’ dinner menu or could equally be whipped up in larger numbers for a tableful of guests.
Total baking time is an astonishingly short 8 minutes, from start to finish you could have these done in 30 minutes. You could have the batter sat in the dishes in advance and bake them just before serving.
They’re flavoured with a few pieces of broken After Eight mint wafer inside but you might also try the same technique with any left over soft centred chocolates from your Christmas selection tins that are still lurking about.
Pouring the batter from a mixing bowl with a spout makes decanting to the individual dishes easier but isn’t essential.
These melting peppermint puddings are my entry for this month’s Dead Easy Desserts – which owing to the late start, I have decided to run until the end of February;
I’m also linking them up with Dolly Bakes’ Calendar Cakes which this month is themed “if it makes you happy”
and this month’s eggy themed Tea Time Treats hosted by Janie at Hedgecombers alternating with Karen at Lavender and Lovage.
Do you melt at the thought of a warm chocolate pudding?
Recipe post commissioned by After Eight for a fee.