Friday, August 27, 2010

Chocolate Pots De Creme

Oh la la!  Dairy products are extremely important in France.  My goodness, the dairy section in the markets is huge!  Filled with a wonderful variety of yogurts, cheeses, pots de creme, creams, the list goes on.  So for National Pots De Creme Day, August 27th,  I thought I'd treat myself and my family to Chocolate Pots de Creme.  Chocolate pudding sort of ...maybe it's my memory imagination but I like this better!

I have adapted this recipe from a traditional one I used while living in France.  The original came from LaRousse De La Cuisine and called for 2 eggs and 6 whites, milk and creme fraiche.  Since I cannot get creme fraiche in Venice Florida, I have adjusted the recipe considerably and rather than bringing the mixture to a boil and chilling, I used a bain marie which I think is a bit simpler.  I do hope you try these pots de creme and let me know what you think!

2 eggs + 1 yolk
1/3 cup sugar
2 cups whole milk
3 ounces chocolate 60%
1T cocoa powder
1 T orange honey

Preheat oven to 320
Break chocolate into small pieces and set over hot water to melt
Heat milk to scalding
Beat together eggs, yolk, honey
Add hot milk slowly while stirring
Add melted chocolate and cocoa powder
Pour into ramekins
Bake for 40 minutes in bain marie (hot water bath 1/2 way up side of ramekins)
Cover with saran wrap and chill 3 hours

1 comment:

  1. Oh good...Pots de creme are my hubby's favorite thing ever!! Going to make these this week as a little treat for my lover!!! Thank you KC!!!