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Chocolate Dessert Recipe : Chocolate Pots De Creme

Chocolate Pots De Creme makes an elegant chocolate dessert recipe.

This site has a pots de creme museum. Don't you just love these elegant little cups?

Tip: An elegant chocolate dessert recipe like this one warrants good chocolate.

Easy Chocolate Dessert Recipe: Chocolate Pots de Creme

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1/2 pound semi-sweet chocolate
1/4 cup hot water
1 cup 18% cream
5 medium-large eggs (yolks and whites separated)
2 tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp salt
3 tbsp chopped candied ginger (optional)
1/3 cup chopped blanched almonds
pouring cream

Tip: Have trouble separating eggs? This is what I do: Tap the side of your egg against the bowl to crack it. Holding the cracked egg in your hand, tilt it so the larger end points downward. Remove the top half of the shell. Hold the bottom part of the shell over the top half, then carefully pour the white into one shell half while keeping the yolk in the other half. Awkward to explain, but it works like a charm.

Method

Using a good double boiler , melt the chocolate and hot water, mixing them together as soon as you can. Slowly add the cream, stirring. Beat the egg yolks until thick, then stir them into the chocolate mixture, cooking and stirring constantly until it thickens. Remove top of double boiler from the bottom. Beat egg whites until they form soft peaks, then stir them into chocolate mixture. Return to double boiler and cook over boiling water, stirring, until mixture thickens again. Remove from heat and stir in butter, vanilla and salt. Cool just enough to safely turn into 6 pots de creme pots or stemmed glasses or a cut glass serving bowl. Chill.

At serving time, sprinkle tops with chopped ginger and chopped almonds. Pass pouring cream.

This chocolate dessert recipe is not good for the waistline-- but oh what a treat for special occasions!


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