Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Summer Dessert

Do not let this recipe scare you. After watching me make the first batch, my little Ester made the second batch by herself! 

Chocolate Pots De Creme with Cherry Whip




Prep Time: 10 min
Inactive Prep Time:  2 hours
Cook Time:  40 min
Level:  Intermediate
Servings:  4 servings


Ingredients:
4 ounces good quality bittersweet chocolate, chopped.
2 cups heavy cream, divided
1/4 cup sugar, plus 1 teaspoon
2 large egg yolks
1/4 cup cherry jam or preserves

Directions:

Custard
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

2.  Bring a kettle of water to boil over medium heat (will be used in the baking process)

3.  Put the chocolate into a heat-proof bowl.  Heat 1 1/2 cups of the cream and 1/4 cup sugar in a medium saucepan over low heat.  Whisk just until the sugar is dissolved.  Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and whisk until the chocolate is melted and smooth. 

4.  Put the yolks in a small bowl; while whisking, add a small amount of the warm chocolate mixture to temper the yolks.  Next, whisk the yolk mixture into the chocolate until well combined.

5.  Transfer the mixture to a liquid measuring cup for easy pouring.

6.  Put 4 (6 ounce) ramekins into a high sided 13x9 baking dish.  Evenly fill the ramekins with the chocolate mixture.

7.  Carefully fill the pan with the hot water until it reaches halfway up the sides of the ramekins and transfer the pan into the oven.  Bake until custards are set but still jiggle slightly in the center, about 30 minutes.

8.  Remove the pan from the oven and carefully transfer the custards to a rack and cool to room temperature.  Refrigerate the custards at least 2 hours and preferably overnight.

Topping
When ready to serve, whisk the cherry jam in a small bowl until loosened and thin.  In a mixing bowl, whip the remaining 1/2 cup of cream and 1 teaspoon sugar until firm peaks form; gently fold the whipped cream into the cherry jam until just combined and streaky.

Serve the pots de creme chilled, topped with a dollop of cherry whipped cream.

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We saw this on the Food Network and the video can be seen here.

A rich, yummy, summer dessert to make for friends!  David said that this is his new favorite chocolate dessert.

~  Patty  ~

3 comments:

  1. Looks yummy, Patty! It sounds a bit intimidating but anything that's chocolate is worth it:-)

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  2. Yum! This is not helping my self imposed ban on sugar!

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