Tuesday, October 20

{delightful} chocolate pots de creme

Really - nothing beats creamy chocolate topped with whipped cream. Am I right? And Pots De Creme - well the name is almost as good as the product. These little cups of pure heaven are rich - I warn. Don't skimp on the chocolate, buy the best you can it is well worth it. (I like Valhrona). These pots store well and are so easy you will make this a go to recipe for entertaining or just a special treat for the family. enjoy!

chocolate pots de creme Bon appetit, october 2000

serves 6

2 cups whipping cream
1/2 cup whole milk
5 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chopped
6 large egg yolks
1/3 cup sugar

Preheat oven to 325 degree. Bring cream and milk to simmer in a heavy saucepan. Remove from heat. Add the chopped chocolate and whisk until melted and smooth. In a large bowl whisk yolks and sugar together. Gradually whisk in hot chocolate mixture. Strain mixture into another bowl.

Divide custard among six custard cups ( I make these small and get 8 out of it - so rich). Cover each with foil. Place cups in a baking pan with hot water to come halfway up the sides of the cups. Bake cups until the center is jiggly and the sides are set. 45 -55 min. Remove from water remove foil and chill. These can be make up to 2 days ahead - covered and chilled.

I like these topped with whipped cream and a berry to garnish. Yum. See the dollop logo for finished product!

4 comments:

Char said...

oh my, i so need to try these - I always chicken out

amy said...

yummmmmm!!!!!!!!!!

Christina said...

im all over this! lol yum

DesBisoux said...

miam miam...