Sunday, November 3, 2013

SRC: Pots de Creme

This month happened to fly by me. I almost missed my posting date for the SRC reveal this month .... Almost! But thanks to the reminder from Jane, our lovely hostess, I was done with more than a few hours to spare. It would've been a crying shame if I'd missed it, considering that I've been so excited all month with this months assignment. I was hooked up with Camilla's blog, Culinary Adventures with Camilla. I've been a fan of Cam's blog for a few years. I've always admired her sense of adventure with food. For those of you who haven't visited her blog, please go on over and show her some love. She has this amazing series 'Cooking Around the World', in which she has cooked some amazing food from so many different parts of the world, while helping her boys (who make regular appearances in her posts) and folks like me that read her blog, learn so much about these countries. Now that is what I called culinary adventures, true to the blogs name. Camilla is so very talented and I really wanted to make something special. So after some amount of looking around, I realized that so very many of her yummy recipes required an oven, which I don't have access to. So that helped me narrow down my options and I finally decided to try out her Pots de Creme recipe.

I knew it was the right pick for me because it originally is a Pioneer Woman recipe, another favorite of mine. I've been following Ree's blog for so long now. I've spent many hours drooling over her recipes and pictures, yet, had never tried out any of her recipes. This seemed like the perfect opportunity. I stuck with Cam's version which has a slight deviation from the original, but made perfect sense to me. So here's how it turned out. I halved the recipe, since it was just for the 2 of us and we didn't want to overindulge.

The process was fairly simple and didn't call for too many ingredients. I had everything on hand except for the  cream. After picking it up from the store, the rest was really quick and easy. Waiting for it to set is the hard part. I've had my puddings in the fridge for about 4 hours and it seems to be setting, I just think it will take a while longer. That being said, we can now move on to the taste. This was, how should I put it, YUM, I made a little portion for me to try and it was hard to put down. If it sets I'll have an amazing pudding. If not, I'll have an amazing milk shake. I'll be very happy either ways. Maybe the setting time is a little longer since I used thickened cream instead of heavy cream since thats what we get here. Next time I'll try double cream and see how it works. But you chocolate lovers out there, yes you, you have to try this. You'll be really glad you did.



Pots de Creme

6 oz. semisweet chocolate chips
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 oz. very strong coffee
1/2 cup thickened cream
1 tbsp sugar

Heat the cream and the sugar in a saucepan. When the sugar dissolved and bubbles start to form, but before the cream comes to a boil, take the pan off the heat.

Tip in the chocolate and let it stand for a couple of minutes.

Stir together till the chocolate has mixed with the cream and is nice and glossy.

Whisk the eggs and vanilla together.

When the cream has cooled off a little add the coffee and the whisked eggs, whisking the mix as you add it, to avoid scrambling the eggs.

Pour into pretty little bowls, glasses or anything you'd like, really.

Refrigerate for 2-3 hours or till set.

Enjoy!!!

28 comments:

  1. Mmm, how elegant a dessert.

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  2. Ooh, great pick--I love pots de creme--especially chocolate!

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    1. This is my first try and I love it too Katrina. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I hope they do set for you! I'm glad you gave them a try. Now you have me craving pots de creme...and I already had dessert tonight. Thanks for cooking for the SRC.

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  4. My fingers are crossed that they set, although if you'lre like me you'll probably eat it anyway..haha! Thanks so much for the inspiration this month Trisha - I really enjoyed getting to know your blog better! )

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    1. Oh we did and boy were they good! :)

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  5. I've always wanted to try these since I saw Pioneer Woman make them on her show. I need to give these a try. Great SRC pick!

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    1. I hope you do try them out, they are so good!

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  6. I love pots de creme. Creamy goodness.

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    1. You bet Angela :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Yum! I almost made pots de creme from my assigned blog this month, but was afraid I wouldn't be able to do it correctly. Yours look perfect. Great choice!

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    1. Thanks Lesa, but my attempt was far from perfect, they set only partially. I'm eager to try them out again though, they were really good.

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  8. I didn't realize these were so easy to make. I've wanted to make them forever. Looks great!

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  9. A favorite PW recipe, it's a great SRC choice to share. (Use a blender for never fail results.)

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    1. Thats what I intend doing the next time I try this. Thanks for the pointer! :)

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  10. Those look really good. That's something I've never tried.

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  11. Trisha, please elaborate on how to make the very strong coffee

    Thanks in advance

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    1. I simply used 1 heaping tsp of instant coffee and stirred that into 4 oz. hot water. You can use whatever method you are comfortable with, as long as you're left with 4 oz. strong coffee. Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you here again soon.

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  12. I have had pot de creme on the brain for a while now! These look wonderful!

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  13. Lovely! This looks so delicious...definitely need to give this a try!

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