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chocolate pot de crÈme

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

Rich, silky and delicious, this is a scrumptious elegant dessert to enjoy anytime!

yield 6 pots de crème
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For chocolate pot de crÈme

  • 6 oz
    semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 3 lg
    egg yolks
  • 3 Tbsp
    granulated sugar
  • 1/8 tsp
    fleur de sel
  • 2 c
    heavy cream
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract

How To Make chocolate pot de crÈme

  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 300ºF. In a large bowl, add chopped chocolate and set aside.
  • 2
    In a large mixing bowl, add egg yolks, sugar and salt. Whisk until smooth and nicely mixed; set aside.
  • 3
    In a saucepan, add heavy cream and set the heat on medium – don’t let it simmer. As soon as steam comes up and small bubbles form around the edges of the pot, remove from the heat.
  • 4
    Slowly temper the egg mixture by adding a small amount of hot heavy cream at a time, whisking constantly. After a few ladles, pour the rest of the cream in and whisk until well incorporated.
  • 5
    Place a fine sieve over the chocolate bowl and pour the custard through it; discard any cooked eggs.
  • 6
    Add pure vanilla extract but if adding liqueur instead, dismiss the vanilla. Let it sit, undisturbed, for 1 minute.
  • 7
    Whisk the mixture until the chocolate is all melted.
  • 8
    Fill 6 ramekins ¾’s full with the chocolate mixture before placing them on a small baking dish lined with a clean dish cloth or silicone mat.
  • 9
    Pour boiling water in the baking dish half way up and transfer to the preheated oven. Bake for 22 to 25 minutes or until the mixture is still jiggling a bit.
  • 10
    Remove from the heat and carefully transfer the ramekins to a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat; let it cool at room temperature before chilling in the fridge until set, about 4 hours.
  • 11
    Serve with a dollop of whipped cream and garnish with berries.
  • 12
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