Delicious Chocolate Pot de crème an easy dessert for any time.
Pot de crème ("pot of cream") is a traditional French Custard typically served in a pot-shaped cup. This month’s Baking Partner’s challenge was to make Pot de Crème as suggested by Tamy of Savory Kitchen Table. She suggested salted caramel pot de crème and cream cheese version. I am rooting to make that one at first, but afraid that my little ones won’t touch it, as they are only ones helping when comes to sweet. Hubby is staying away from sweets. So I tried this Chocolate pot de crème.
Chocolate is the only thing I can use to lure my kids, that too the dark chocolate. They are not fan of milk chocolate, for them it is too sweet. They love sweet dark chocolate, so this weekend I made it. They loved it, even my 3 year old asked me to make it more. If you have good quality chocolate, yolks, heavy cream, milk and sugar, you can make this decadent chocolate delight. Only thing keep in mind is that you need to make it a few hours ahead before you can serve them. I have seen the recipes without the baking, but not ready to try it as I am giving to kids.
Here are some interesting facts of Pot de crème; August 27th is National Pot de Creme Day. It is slightly set baked custard. It originated in the 17th century. Earlier, cups for pots de crème were beautiful and elaborately made, and numerous types featured two handles and a lid, or a single handle and a lid. Even today, there are some beautiful pots available that add much flair to presenting pots de crème, however most restaurant and homes are using simple ramekins to make pot de crème. I used my ramekins to make it.
First just heat milk and cream then dissolve the chocolate and mix in egg and vanilla extract. Then bake them in water bath. Delicious chocolate pot de crème is ready. Top with little sweetened whipped cream and shaved chocolate. Every bite is smooth and luscious. You will go for next spoon I am sure.
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This is Swathi ( Dr. Ambujom Saraswathy Ph.D) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.