Tuesday, March 01, 2011

TWD—Chocolate Pots de Creme

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Christine at Black Cat Cooking chose our Tuesdays With Dorie recipe for this week—Chocolate Pots de Creme.  She’ll have Dorie’s recipe on her blog.

I have kind of a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad confession to make (okay, it probably really isn’t THAT bad)—I didn’t exactly follow Dorie’s recipe, which I suppose isn’t the best thing to do with a TWD recipe.  I combined Dorie’s recipe with the recipe I got from one of Paige’s classes I took in Kansas.  Paige blogged about her Chocolate Pot de Creme last September on her blog, A Cooking Life.  So you can look up hers and compare and they are actually both very similar.  I just liked the directions for Paige’s recipe better, so I went with that.

I cut Dorie’s recipe down to one quarter and it was very close to the recipe Paige gave in her class that was about recipes for a small household and was the same (almost) as 1/4 of Dorie’s recipe.   The difference in the two recipes were that Dorie’s has a pinch of salt, so I did add that.  She has egg and egg yolks in her recipe and Paige’s just has an egg yolk.  So I went with that—just one yolk for the 1/4 recipe.  Paige has a little vanilla in her recipe, so I did add vanilla.  And the other differences were just in the directions for the method of baking.  I used three small ramekins and sat them in a cake pan that was then filled about half way with water.   I skimmed bubbles off the top of each, but still feel like they had a little around the edges.  That didn’t stop these from tasting great.  While they baked, I covered them loosely with aluminum foil.

DSCF3921The only other ingredient change I made from both recipes was that I didn’t have any whole milk, so I used 2% milk instead.  These are a really great, indulgent, smooth, creamy, chocolate treat that I think you should try.  The name seems so “scary”, but it really is easy to do.  For Paige’s recipe, you just heat the cream, milk and sugar to barely a simmer and add the chopped chocolate.  Then you whisk it until smooth.  After that, just slowly pour it into the whisked egg yolk and combine.  Pour into each of the ramekins.  Simple goodness.  Give it a try. 

You can get Paige’s recipe on the link as well as Dorie’s over at Christine’s blog.  Want to see more TWD Chocolate Pots de Creme?  I plan to check them out!  Thanks Christine.

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28 comments:

Holly said...

Yummy! Looks so cute in those heart shaped dishes:)

Liz said...

Someone call Dorie, Katrina didn't follow the recipe!

Honestly, the method you used seems smarter. Making the ganache, then tempering the eggs, then mixing it all together seemed a little unnecessary. Next time I'll combine the steps like you mentioned.

I love your heart ramekins! So cute.

peachkins said...

Oh I love those heart-shaped bowls!

Fallon said...

I've never tried Chocolate Pots de Creme before and I have no idea why?? I think this is something I'd really enjoy!! I love rich chocolaty desserts.

Deeba PAB said...

Love the little pots and the decadent insides! YUM!!

Nicole said...

I liked that this was simple but it wasn't plain. I also love the heart shaped bowls.

(I used 1% milk and had no troubles.)

Spike said...

looks great whatever recipe you used!

Kristen said...

I love the presentation. As a complete serving dish fanatic, I love the hearts.

Valerie said...

So cute in the hearts!!! I'm sure it would be delish in any dish

Feast on the Cheap said...

Mmm, simple and delicious, my favorite kind of treat!

Stephanie said...

I love your ramekins! You made some great adjustments to the recipe.

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Yum yum yum! I love anything chocolate :)

mike509 said...

That's it. You're out of the club.... :) Honestly - who would know - it looks just like the real thing! And even better in those wonderful cups! Happy belated Valentines Day!

Rice Kernel said...

I've been pulling my hair trying to think of a chocolate dessert for our neighborhood get-together tomorrow. (I'm on chocolate dessert duty. Really.) This is perfect! Thank you for the inspiration - I will post my results.

Lisa said...

Mmm, that really does look indulgent. I love your little heart ramekins.

jillbert said...

That spoonful looks incredible! I often combine two recipes and use what I think is the best of each. Why not?!

Megan said...

These look amazing. I have never had a chocolate panna cotta. I love the recipe yielding a smaller amount. I have a small family! Love the little heart ramekins too.

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

I love those heart shaped ramekins! They look awesome, I've made Paige's recipe too, I loved it. Made it soo many times ever since! Stumbled :)

Tia said...

whered u get those ramekinms? tooooo cute.
\Buttercreambarbie

Clivia said...

Yum. Loved these! I wish I still had one left.

Mary said...

You go girl. I love combining recipes...I think you get the best of all worlds.

Jessica said...

Love the little heart ramekins - and doesn't using 2% milk make these practically diet food? :) I loved these - glad you did too!

Amanda said...

Yum Katrina! I love the little heart dishes, they are so cute :)

Jaime said...

you've never had creme brulee?!? you HAVE to try it :) i have a great chocolate creme brulee recipe in my blog....

love your heart shaped ramekins! looks creamy and delicious

Jaime said...

just found the recipe for the chocolate creme brulee for you :)
http://www.goodeatsblog.com/2007/09/chocolate-crme-brle.html

Eliana said...

I just made something similar this weekend and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. But I think yours looks better than mine :)

Kayte said...

I won't tell a soul that this isn't Dorie's recipe to the T as one would never know looking at it. Those little heart dishes are so cute, I think I need some of those, don't you? This was a big hit around here, probably no surprise to you!

Valerie said...

I tried to quarter the recipe, but thanks to my pathetic basic math skills, I may have overdone it on the chocolate.

Your look scrumptious! Good idea to keep that much-needed pinch of salt. :D
Adorable ♥ cups too.