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.
The 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.