1 c heavy cream
splash of vanilla
few grains of salt
3 tablespoons sugar
4 oz dark chocolate
1/8 tsp Cayenne pepper (Trust me.)
more heavy cream and sugar, to whip
Chop the chocolate into little slivers, to make it melt more easily. Place in a heat-safe bowl. Mix the rest of the ingredients (save for the extra cream) in a small saucepan and heat until almost boiling but not quite. Pour the mixture over the chocolate and let it sit for a few minutes, then whisk. Pour into ramekins, pudding cups, what have you, and chill for many hours, preferably overnight. Lightly whip some sweetened cream to pour over the top. Impress your boyfriend continually with your cooking skills when your diet usually just consists of potato chips and Starburst.
This is the exact same recipe as Chef John’s, but I added Cayenne instead of coffee because I like to live spicily.