Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Chocolate Pots de Creme

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.

easy peasy Ingredients:2c whipping cream6 ounces semisweet chocolate. coarsely chopped1/3 c sugar4 beaten egg yolks1 tsp vanilla                                                                                                      
How To:
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.


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Enjoy!  As always, I would love to hear from you if you make this.  

21 comments:

Adele said...

I've made a very similar recipe & usually serve with pistachio shortbreads. I love the glasses you've served in & of course I love anything chocolate!!!!
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Jax said...

Omg those look SO delicious!!!!!! I love how you automatically poured them into individual servings. So crafty and cute :)

colleen said...

i love pots de creme and these do look very doable (all i need is the little pots to set them in!)

The Blonde Duck said...

I like the little pots!

Julia said...

I will try to make this one! The only think that is making me think of not doing are egg yolks.:/
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Beautyshades said...

They look delicious :)

rooth said...

Yum, that looks gooood. I need to stop eating though but I will drool from afar

Mandy@OrangeAutumn said...

Yuuummmy!! This looks super good!

Portuguese Prepster said...

ooo yummmy!

Heather said...

Another tasty treat -- sounds delicious!

Vanessa said...

Woah -- I need to make this! I've never had pots de creme. How is the consistency? I imagine it would be like a pudding.

Alina said...

I bet it s delicious!

Aline said...

wow, that looks just amazing!

E said...

I'm often inspired to cook based on something I have out. I'll definitely let you know if I try this out!

Ana said...

It looks delicious, Erin!

Stephanie said...

I can't believe it's that easy to make something so amazing.

Kavery said...

Don't know if I'll ever make it but I can tell it'll be yummy

awhite said...

YUM! And such a cute presentation. :)

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Elle Sees said...

oooh why did i decide to give up chocolate for LEnt?

Bad Joan said...

YUM! Gotta try these, I'm definitely a chocoholic!


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el-mundo-en-colores said...

Can I have one of those? :D

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