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Pot Au Chocolat

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This is a super simple recipe for little chocolate pots that will rival anything you can buy on the desert aisle in the supermarket.

It's no-bake, no-hassle and uses only 4 ingredients.

Make 8 when using ordinary sized ramekins as pictured.

1 standard pack of Oreos (154g)
Unsalted Butter (50g)
2 packs of Dark Chocolate (300g)
1 tub of double (heavy) cream (300ml)

Step 1) Blitz the Oreos in a blender.

Step 2) Melt/soften the Butter and add this to the Oreo-mix in the blender. Blitz again.

Step 3) Using a teaspoon, line the bottom of your pots with the Oreo mixture (approx 4 teaspoons worth) and compress it.

Step 4) Warm the cream in a saucepan until it just bubbles.

Step 5) Break up the chocolate and put in a heat-proof jug. Pour the cream over the chocolate and allow to sit for 30 seconds.

You'll need to work quickly for this next bit...

Step 6) Stir the chocolate/cream mixture until all the pieces have disolved.

Step 7) Once you have a smooth creamy mix it will begin setting…

A Year In The Life Of...

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As some of you may have noticed it has been a bit quiet around here for the last 12 Months. I wanted to put together a post that explains a little of my journey over the past year. I hope you've got a brew and a biscuit because this is going to be a bit of a long one...

I started Girl In The Pretty Dress approximately 5 years ago after I was introduced to Laura's blog.

At the time there wasn't much of a blogging scene for tall girls in the UK. Even so, I knew I wanted to be involved with this growing community of tall, confident, supportive women...but I wasn't sure about putting myself out there.
So I started small. I made myself a little Tumblr page and started sharing photos of outfits I'd put together, alongside a collection of other pretty things that caught my eye. I didn't tell anyone I knew that I was doing it. When no immediate backlash occurred, I got a bit braver and sent a photo or two (below) into AllTheTallThings.com for the 'Tried It On'…