Tuesdays with Dorie BCM: Lavender-White Chocolate Pots de Crème

February 11, 2020 at 9:27 am | Posted in BCM, groups, puddings, custards, mousses, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 8 Comments
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lavender-white chocolate pots de crème

Floral and delicate, yet rich and elegant, Lavender-White Chocolate Pots de Crème may be the answer to, “what the heck should I make for Valentine’s Day dessert?” We made another version of pots de crème not too long ago, and these little baked custards are equally luxurious.

The only lavender I usually have at home is in a potpourri sachet in my sock drawer. Thinking better of breaking it open for this recipe (eww– I would never!), I almost made the mint Bonne Ideé version. Then I remembered that the pastry chef at work candies lavender buds for a bar cocktail, so I asked her for a few spoonfuls to take home for both these and the upcoming sablés for DC. In the finished pots de crème, I found the lavender flavor to be subtle and the white chocolate added even more richness and smoothness to the creamy texture. To help disguise the fact that mine got a bit of a darker yellow layer on top, I decorated these with a bloop of whipped cream, some candied lavender bits and a few white chocolate pearls…btw, looking at the last PdC we baked makes me realize I’m a one trick pony when it comes to food styling!

For the recipe, see Baking Chez Moi by Dorie Greenspan. Don’t forget to check out the rest of the TWD Blogroll.

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  1. These look great (one trick pony or not!). I’m going with the mint version!

  2. These surprised me in a good way – loved them. I luckily was able to find dried lavender for only $4 in the spice section of an upmarket grocer. I didn’t think I’d say it, but I’d make these again!

  3. It looks lovely. I’ll have to give this version a try.

  4. I love your pictures! I am glad that you liked them, I have hope.

  5. Oh but your styling is always spot on!! I love to see how you have photographed yours every time!! My family loved these as well…saying the lavender was subtle and the chocolate made it so creamy!

  6. This looks so creamy and delicious, beautiful photography.


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