Tuesdays with Dorie: Chocolate Pots de Crème

March 1, 2011 at 12:02 am | Posted in groups, pudding/mousse, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 13 Comments

chocolate pots de crème

Pots de Crème are baked custards…like pudding, but with the richness dialed up.  Lots of cream and yolks means a little portion can go a long way (although I’m confident I could consume a couple of these babies if I really wanted to).  First you make a tempered egg custard… Dorie didn’t mention straining it, but I did because the thought of those little white egg squigglies gives me shivers…and then you stir in ganache.  After you portion the mix into your little “pots” you bake them in a covered water bath (Dorie says you can bake it covered with plastic wrap, but I used foil instead because I’m suspicious of hot plastics).  Let them chill, and you have quite a luxurious treat.  I don’t see why you couldn’t mess around by adding some flavors that play well with chocolate, like a dash vanilla extract, a sprinkle of espresso powder or a wee bit of booze. 

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


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  1. Steph, your pots look wonderful. Gorgeous presentation…l like your idea for a sprinkling of espresso!

  2. These look so delicious! Great pic.

  3. Nice tip about straining the egg custard!

  4. I wish I had added a wee bit of booze to mine. The whipped cream on top looks delightful

  5. these look soooo good! perfect for party favors!

  6. Gorgeous photo! I’m not a huge fan of pudding but I enjoyed these pots de creme.

  7. These really do look luxurious – and delicious.

  8. Your little pots look perfect and chocolaty!! 🙂

  9. These do look lovely – presentation is great and I love the little glass pots.

  10. Oh how cute are those little babies??? I love those little jars you have them in…toppings look great…again, you rock. Yes, you do.

  11. love the little glassw pots. I have got to make these.

  12. So lovely! Are your little pots french yogurt containers?

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