Triple Layer Coffee Caramel Chocolate Pots merrily blend creamy coffee custard with luscious caramel and light as air chocolate mousse. A little crushed Amaretti cookie hidden between the layer adds an extra hit of flavour & texture, making these indulgent little pots totally irresistible.
I think I may have let myself get ever so slightly carried away with dessert this week. I started out thinking about a good old chocolate mousse and I’ve ended up creating a dessert that stacks up treat after hedonistic treat on top of each other.
Let’s face it; a pot of chocolate mousse is a sensational pleasure to get your lips around at the best of times.. But I’ve gone and thrown a creamy coffee custard, a silky smooth caramel and some Amaretti cookies into the mix.
What results are intense little pots of joy that clock up a few points in the looks department as well as on the palate. What could be prettier than a medley of coffee, caramel and chocolate shades of brown all stacked up in pretty little jars and promising a full-bodied hit of flavour in every spoonful?
That’s enough ogling; let’s get to the low down on each individual component in these Triple Layer Coffee Caramel Chocolate Pots.
The Coffee Custard
I’ve headed into classic custard making territory, relying on a blend of egg yolk, milk and cornflour. It’s cooked over a low to moderate heat and requires your constant attention since you’ll need to stir the custard continuously. Be patient and give your arm a virtuous workout. You’ll be rewarded with an intense coffee flavoured sauce which then has double cream blended into it to add a sumptuous wallop of creamy luxury.
You really can’t go wrong. I use an all in one method to create a silky smooth and slightly salty caramel sauce.
The Chocolate Mousse
I’ve stayed fairly traditional with my mousse. It contains raw egg and dark chocolate. The result is a light, soft and airy mousse that delivers chocolatey punches by the boatload. With so few ingredients involved, it’s important to use the best chocolate you can get hold of to let that chocolate flavour shine through.
And that’s it.
Each element that goes into these Coffee Caramel Chocolate Pots takes between 5 and 10 minutes to make. Each offers a slightly different texture to this soft, rich & extravagant dessert. And each is delicious in it’s own right. Together they make a formidable team. So what are you waiting for? Get stirring.
If you like chocolate dessert you may also like my Prosecco Truffle Pots.