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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Chocolate Pots de Creme

I recently found a great, easy to make dessert recipe on the blog Closet Cooking. I made a few small changes to the recipe and the cooking method to make it even easier for myself, and it came out absolutely delicious and very rich. I will definitely be making this again, and I may be trying his Maple Pots de Creme recipe some time soon. Thanks, Kevin!

Here is the recipe with my modifications, but you can see the original recipe here.

Chocolate Pots de Creme

Servings: 4
Total Cost: $3 - 4
Reheat Factor: N/A - Served Chilled
Freezer Factor: Unknown - We ate it all!
More about the Ratings.

(2 Not in Pantry)
2/3 cup heavy cream
2/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 tablespoons sugar
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
4 egg yolks

1. Heat the cream, milk, vanilla and sugar in a small sauce pan until simmering.
2. Reduce heat. Add chocolate chips, stir until well-melted.
3. Turn off the heat. Add the egg yolks.
4. Pour into 4 small glass bowls.
5. Place the bowls into a baking dish and pour hot water into the dish until it comes half way up the bowls.
6. Bake in a preheated 325F oven until it sets, about 30 minutes.
7. Chill in the fridge until you're ready to eat.

We topped ours with whipped cream -- delicious!

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