Sunday, November 22, 2009

Petits Pots de Crème au Chocolat

I have so many favorite blogs and one of them is Almost Bourdain . Ellie is a fellow Malaysian living in Australia with great culinary and photography skills. There are so many recipes of hers that I wanted to try out. For today I am making her French dessert called Petits Pots de Crème . Like she suggested I make this dessert with chocolate. This dessert is rich and creamy and not too sweet. Just the way we like it. I might make this again for our Thanksgiving dinner since Diana love Chocolate. Thanks Ellie for sharing this great recipe. Do drop over and check out her wonderful blog.

400 ml milk
3 egg yolks
1 egg
80 g caster sugar
1 tablespoon good cocoa powder
60 grams melted dark chocolate
Raspberries for garnish

1. Preheat the oven to 325 degree F. Put the milk in a saucepan. Add in cocoa powder. Bring the milk just to the boil. Add in the melted chocolate, mix well.
2. Meanwhile, mix together the egg yolks, egg and sugar. Strain the boiling milk over the egg mixture and stir well. Skim off the surface to remove any foam.
3. Ladle into 25 ml ramekins and place in a baking pan. Pour enough hot water into the pan to come halfway up the sides of the ramekins.
4. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the custards are firm to the touch.
5. Leave the ramekins on a wire rack to cool, then refrigerate until ready to serve.
6. Garnish with Raspberries before serving.

Note : I made some slight changes to the dessert. Before serving I sprinkle some raw sugar on the top and put it under the broiler for a couple of minutes.


Anonymous said...

Your chocolate pots look gorgeous! I am glad you like this recipe and thanks for the linking :)

Quinn said...

This is like a Brulee-d Pot de Creme with the burnt sugar top!

ann low said...

Hehe...I am here after Quinn, hope can have some...look so wonderfully delicious :D

Velva said...

These chocolate pots look amazing! Wow, I could eat these all day. Nice job!

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

Oh, I saw these at Ellie's ... She's amazing, isn't she? :) Yours are beautiful too! Very pretty and well photographed. I am itching to make some now :)

A Full-Timed Housefly said...

I've never try this before , it looks sweet and yummy... think my kids will love it , thanks for sharing !

Zue Murphy said...

Chocolate for thanksgiving. Yes, that is great.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

my hubby loves chocolate but not egg yolk (due to high cholestrol), too bad, I can't try this. Maybe I should wait till his go for business trip, then I can try this.

Zurin said...

That looks so gorgeous!! I have to make this one day...the strawberries give it the finishing touch! :))

Pei-Lin said...

Love pots de creme! Have made it a thousand many times!

Been following your blog for 1.5 years ... Great job! Keep it up yea?


Little Corner of Mine said...

So beautifully decorated! I have yet to try this dessert.

Elin Chia said...

Josh would love this :)

kat said...

Hi Gert! Lovely pots. And Happy 3rd Blogiversary! :)

Just want to let you know that I have learnt many wonderful recipes, particularly Asian ones from you. I especially like your modifications as I also face problems in getting authentic ingredients at times. I love reading about how overseas msians/sporeans adapt and modify to make their fave asian food! :)

cre8tone said...

Looks extremely yummy!

Little Inbox said...

It's beautifully presented!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your 3 years of food blogging. Keep coming with all the wonderful recipes. By the way, I have a question on your Lime Bars. Is heavy cream the same as whipping cream? I don't have these 2 on hand. Can I substitute with milk or yogurt? Thanks - Puvanes.

Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi said...

first time on your blog and am drooling seeing all these recipes. awesome.

ICook4Fun said...

Ellie, thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

Quinn, yes it is.

Anncoo, thank you.

Velva, thank you.

Little Teochew, yes she is and thank you :)

Housefly, you are welcome.

Zue, I have to check with Diana if she want this for thanksgiving.

Sonia, I think one or two egg yolk won't be that bad. Afer all he is not eating this everyday :)

Zurin, thank you.

Dodol and Mochi, thank you for your support.

ICook4Fun said...

LCOM, thank you.

Elin, make some for im.

Kat, thank you. Glad that you find some of the recipes here useful.

Little Price's Mummy, thank you.

Little Inbox, thank you.

Puvanes, thank you. Yes heavy cream is the same as whipping cream. Yes, you can replace it with milk.

Homemakers Diary, thanks for stopping by and your kind comment.

Pei-Lin said...

Roasted chicken is one of my faves for a comforting meal! Sounds great for Thanksgiving huh?

Happy Thanksgiving to you ... though we're both Malaysians. =)


mycookinghut said...

I love petit pots de creme.. love custard sort of dessert... !