I've been abandoned by my family. They headed for the glamour of a volleyball stadium 2 hours from here and left me to fend for myself... at home... all weekend. Do you have any idea how much I love my me-time where I get to do whatever the heck I want? I get to sleep in the middle of the bed (although Mr Milk and Honey would probably tell you that I do that when he's home as well so what's the diff?), get to watch all those HBO DVDs that I seriously have not shut up about, get to take a long bath without someone wanting me to find their teddy bear or get them a glass of water when I'm in mid-wallow, and the best thing of all, eat whatever I want, whenever I want. Things like a Bloody Mary and half a box of crackers for dinner, and a Chocolate Pot at 7pm and one at 9pm.
from Nigella Lawson's Nigella Bites
175g dark chocolate (best-quality - minimum 70 percent cocoa solids)
100ml whole milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon allspice
Crush the chocolate to smithereens in a food processor with the blade attachment.
Heat the cream and milk until just about boiling, then add the vanilla and allspice and pour through the funnel over the chocolate. Let stand for 30 seconds. Process for 30 seconds, then crack the egg down the funnel and process for 45 seconds.
Pour into 6 small coffee cups and sit them in the refrigerator for 5 hours or overnight. But remember to take them out of the refrigerator a good 20 minutes before you want them to be eaten; the chill interferes with their luscious, silky richness.