May 15

Boozey Chocolate Rhum Pots






Yes, it is indeed chocolate time, as my picture suggests.



It is yet another gloomy day today … it’s May and the temperature reads 10ºC. Incredible! And what do I have planned? Nothing much at all, but R said we should go to the flea market and have a poke around there. I wasn’t really keen but I tagged along anyway. Brought the dog with us just to make him feel included in our daily activities. The NDSM wharf is approximately 2 km away from where we live, so we walked there.



It was cold and windy. And to add insult to injury, there was nothing exciting happening down at the flea market today since the last time we were there. It is my belief that they probably sold all the good stuff on Queen’s Day. Bah! But I did make an effort to poke around to see if I could come up with a bargain buy. It was a totally different story for R though. He was bored almost the minute we got there. I think he lasted a generous 20 mins before he turned around, handed me the backpack and said, “… I’m taking the dog and we’re going to go”. He mentioned earlier when we got to the hangar that he wanted to stop for a coffee, so I assumed he had gone there to chill out while he waited for me to finish browsing the stalls, as he often did that. Even in France, as he slowly but surely got bored of walking through every room at the Versailles Palace, he left me to continue at my own pace (I was lapping up every inch of that visit) while he trotted off to the palace cafe to wait for me.


Forty minutes later I made my way to the cafe and I did not see R or my dog. Hmmm …. ok, so he has gone outside for a smoke. I went outside and no boyfriend. No doggie. I wander around the outside stalls for a bit and then I decide to call. What I discover when I made that call shocks me to silence.




I was like, “Where are you? I’m done browsing”.


“Oh, we just got in the house. Stopped by the hardware store but didn’t find what I was looking for”


” ………..”  Silence.
Not exactly the answer I was looking for, to be honest. So my boyfriend and my dog have abandoned me at a flea market I didn’t want to be at in the first place. Hilarious.



Anyway, I managed to buy a few things. Spent a total of € 6.50 on a vintage teacup, pictured in this article, holding my chocolate custard; and some vintage forks. Nothing else attracted me so I began my solitary walk home feeling quite pleased with the teacup. Already I was formulating what to put in it. I knew I wanted something sweet, and not a savoury in it. Then the weather inspired me to come up with something hot and chocolatey. Was toying with the idea of making a thick cocoa and chillie drink, but I knew I had no chillies in my fridge.



Eventually, after some research and a bit of inspiration from some chocolate cookbooks, I decided on these delectable chocolate rhum pots. These are rich little desserts so you only need to dole out small portions to make a big impact. Serving it with some cream helps to undercut the richness even further. I like to have some biscotti on the side for dipping … just a couple … for added crunch. Trust me, this is so full of chocolatey goodness that it will lift the most crestfallen of individuals. The booze probably helps a little too. Lol.



So here is what you’ll need :



  • 250 mls heavy cream

  • 1 sachet vanilla sugar (optional)

  • 120 g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids)

  • 1 tsp instant coffee granules

  • 3 egg yolks

  • 2 tbsp sugar

  • 1 tbsp dark rhum

  • 1.5 tsp vanilla extract

  • pinch of salt

  • dash of ground nutmeg



1.  Heat the cream and vanilla sugar (about 7 g) in a pan or double boiler to just about simmering. Now sprinkle the coffee granules over the top and give it a stir. Break up the chocolate into smaller chunks and add them to the hot cream. Turn off the heat and let it sit.


2.  Meanwhile, whisk egg yolks with 2 tbsps of sugar until pale and fluffy. Add in the vanilla extract and whisk that in as well.


3.  Now gently stir the hot chocolate and cream mixture to emulsify everything. Add the salt and nutmeg. Then pour the chocolate mixture into the eggs and whisk vigorously to temper and prevent the eggs from scrambling. Return everything to the pot and turn the heat to medium.


4.  Keep stirring the mixture to cook the eggs further until the mixture thickens. Be careful not to leave it on the fire for too long or the chocolate will split … it happened to me, and there is no salvaging split chocolate.


5. Remove from the fire, add the rhum and keep stirring to cool it down before pouring the thick, glossy mixture into ramekin pots or serving glasses. Serve with a dallop of whipped cream and dust with cocoa powder.



Note : I think this custard would also make an excellent filling for a baked chocolate tart. The egg yolks in the mixture will set the custard in the pie shell. I don’t know, it sounds plausible. I think it is worth a try.




~ ENJOY!! ~






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  1. Skye

    I would be more than happy to send you some of this hot and humid Florida weather! Ugh!!
    This looks so tasty!! I’m going to turn the air conditioning on high and make this and pretend like it is winter. 🙂

    1. bubviv

      Let me know how your pretend winter goes.

  2. Dionne

    ahahahahaha abandoned at the flea market… viv u only bought one teacup..so i take it that the bf and d dog did not get any chocpots?

    1. bubviv

      Course not!!

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