Web's Best Chocolate Pots Recipe
These sinfully rich chocolate pots make a wonderfully simple but elegant dessert for company or "just because."
Trivia: Europeans have always had a great appreciation for fine quality chocolate but in America, the love affair is more recent. As North American preferences have changed, more and better quality chocolate is becoming available.
Any chocolate recipe is greatly improved by using top quality chocolate .This particular recipe screams for it. .
Chocolate Pots Recipe
1 1/2 cups 35% cream
8 ounces semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate
3 egg yolks
1 tbsp brewed dark roast coffee
2 tbsp unsalted butter
Tip: A chocolate chipper, like the Lee Pro Products Chocolate Chipper is a handy tool to have. This sturdy tool converts hard, thick baking-chocolate bars into chunks for cookies, candy, etc
Method for Preparing Chocolate Pots
Chop the chocolate coarsely, Use a chocolate chipper if you have one.
Heat the cream over medium heigh heat until it just barely begins to bubble. Take it off the heat and add the chocolate. Wait a minute or so and then stir until the mixture is smooth.
In a separate bowl, beat the egg yolks.
Now, this is the tricky part. Very slowly, pour in the hot cream mixture, whisking all the while. You must work very slowly to avoid cooking the eggs.
Place this mixture back in the saucepan, whisking constantly until all is smooth. Stir in the coffee and butter.
Pour your chocolate mixture into 6 ramekins and refrigerate until set. You can refrigerate these chocolate pots overnight is you want.
Enjoy this luscious little dessert.
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