Saturday, January 29, 2011

Need a Chocolate fix…

One of my favorite desserts is Pots de Creme (pronounced Po de Cremé). It's quick and delicious, and a great way to wow guests without a lot of fuss. 

This recipe makes 4 servings and you will need:
2/3 cup Whole Milk
1 Egg
2 Tbsp Sugar
A pinch of Salt
1 cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips
2 Tbsp of Chambord, Frangelico, or your favorite liqueur 
(this is optional and I've made it without many times)
1 cup Whipping Cream
2 Tbsp Sugar

Bring the milk to a boil in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Once I put the milk on I add the egg, sugar, salt, chocolate and liqueur to a blender and mix on low until combined, but don't worry about the chocolate chunks since they will be melted by the milk. Pour the boiling milk in a slow stream into the blender and blend until smooth or about 1 minute. Pour the "soup" into whatever you are going to serve it in (i.e demitasse cups, small tea cups or custard bowls, etc) and put them in the refrigerator covered for about 2 hours or until you are ready to serve them. 

Using a high speed, beat the cream until soft peaks start to form then add the sugar a little at a time. Put a dollop or so on each serving just before you serve it. I also use fresh fruit, especially raspberries if I use the Chambord. 

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