Revisiting my trip the the Cliff House yesterday had me yearning for their wonderful pot de creme. Naturally, I had to try to recreate this delicious dessert at home. I went to my trusty Better Homes and Gardens cookbook and found a very basic version, which I was able to whip up quickly (but it still needed to set for 4 to 24 hours before eating). If you don't have this cookbook I can't recommend it highly enough, especially if you are new to cooking. The recipes are all very easy to follow, which is a real confidence builder.
In a heavy small saucepan combine the whipping cream, chocolate, and sugar. Cook and stir over medium heat about 10 minutes or until mixture reaches a full boil and thickens.
Gradually stir all of the hot mixture into the beaten egg yolks.
Stir in vanilla.
Pour chocolate mixture into 4 or 6 pots de creme cups or small dessert dishes. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours.
The waiting in the hardest part- Tom Petty
Are you singing now?
Enjoy! As always, I would love to hear from you if you make this.