Tuesdays with Dorie: Caramel Pots de Crème

May 31, 2011 at 5:38 am | Posted in groups, puddings & custards, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 8 Comments
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caramel pots de crème

Remember those ultra-luxe little custards called “Pots de Crème“?  Lucky for my taste buds, we are making them again, but instead of chocolate, this time I have Caramel Pots de Crème. I like to take my caramel fairly dark, so it’s not too sweet and has a just a hint of a bitter edge.

It was only after I baked these that I realized the recipe doesn’t include any salt.  I solved that by sprinkling a little of my precious Aussie pink salt over the whipped cream I heaped on top (as though there wasn’t enough cream in the custards!).  I fired up the oven to bake these off a few weeks ago, when it was still relatively cool out…but if I were making them in the mid-80s humidity-a-thon we in the middle of now, I think pots de ice cream à la Mike would be the ticket.

For the recipe, see Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan or read Peggy the Baker, as Peggy picked it this week.  Don’t forget to check out the TWD Blogroll!

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