Chocolate Cream Pots

Chocolate Cream Pots

5 ounces bittersweet chocolate

2/3 cup whipping cream

1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon Irish cream liqueur

8 ounces mascarpone cheese (1 cup)

Chocolate shavings (optional garnish)

Break the chocolate into a bowl and microwave on high for about 2 minutes, or until melted. Alternatively, melt in a bowl set over simmering water making sure the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Stir and set aside to cool.

Whisk the cream to soft peaks and whisk in the Irish cream liqueur. Beat the mascarpone until smooth, then beat into the Irish cream liqueur mixture. Pour in the cooled chocolate and stir lightly to make a swirly pattern.

Spoon the mixture into small bowls or teacups. Cover generously with chocolate shavings, and serve.

Makes 4 servings
Use a potato peeler to make shavings from a thick chocolate bar for the garnish.

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