This time of year always remind me of all the summers spent camping as a kid. For me, there is nothing that compares to that bliss of sitting around a fire roasting marshmallows, telling silly stories and staring up at the twinkling stars for hours.
I wanted to bring a little bit of that campfire magic to our busy lives with these chocolate pots and think that if you close your eyes and imagine really hard they come pretty close to the real deal. If only for a minute.
What You Need:
6 Biscuits (I used Ginger nuts but use whatever you want)
250g Dark Chocolate
½ cup Sugar
½ tbs Powdered Gelatin
1/3 cup Water
1 tsp Vanilla Essence
What You Do:
1. Crush 1 biscuit into the bottom of each of 6 small pots, jars or ramekins and set aside.
2. Over low heat warm up cream until it just starts bubbling, then take off the heat and mix in chocolate until smooth. Divide chocolate between pots pouring over biscuits until about ¾ full. Put in the fridge for (at least) a couple of hours until set.
3. When chocolate is set you can start making your marshmallow. Combine sugar, gelatin and water in a saucepan over very low heat. Stir until the sugar has completely dissolved then increase heat to medium. Stop stirring and let simmer for 10 mins.
4. Take off the heat and let it sit for another 10 mins to settle. Transfer the syrup to your electric mixer bowl, add vanilla, and beat for another 10 mins until white, thick and shiny.
5. Spoon into your little pots over chocolate and wait a few minutes for the marshmallow to set.
6. Before serving, caramelise the marshmallow lightly with a blow torch.