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Old 08-11-2005, 07:35 AM   #1
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Question Question About Pots De Creme

I made some yesterday for the frst time & since I've never had it have no clue what it should look or taste like. Can anyone tell me? It came out almost the consistency of fudge & is very rich. It tastes great but I'm just curious if it's supposed to be so thick. Here's the recipe I used.

1C. (6oz) simisweet chocolate morsels
1C. whipping cream
1/2C half & half
2 egg yolks

Combine first 3 ingredients in a saucepan over low heat. Stir constantly until chocolate is melted.

Beat egg yolks until thick & pale. Slowly stir 1/4 of hot chocolate mixture into eggs while stirring constantly; add to remaining hot chocolate mixture.

Cook over low heat for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring constantly. Spoon into individual pots de creme cups or custard cups. Cover & chill before serving. Serves 4-6.


One other thing, is Pots prnounced like it's spelled or is the "t" silent as in the word "depot"?

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Old 08-11-2005, 07:43 AM   #2
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Crewsk - sounds kind of like one of my pot au chocolat recipes. It is meant to be fairly dense and very, very chocolate-y.

The recipe I use gives results that are thicker than a mousse,but still soft, and not as 'set' as fudge - if that makes any sense!

I serve mine in demi-tasse cups - that's usually more than enough per person after a main course!

Oh and I say 'poh'....
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Old 08-11-2005, 08:18 AM   #3
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I agree with Ishbel. The recipe I have is more like a mousse, too, but based on your recipe, it looks like yours turned out correctly.

Did your family like them?
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Old 08-11-2005, 08:29 AM   #4
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Yep! Like a cross between really really dense chocolate pudding, and fudge-on-a-spoon - yum!
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Old 08-11-2005, 08:38 AM   #5
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But not something you could pig-out on as they are soooooo rich!

Mind you, some of my family would have a really good time trying
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Old 08-11-2005, 10:18 AM   #6
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Yep, Ishbel, that makes perfect sense! Hubby said it was way too rich for him but the kids & I loved it. I have another recipe that is slightly diffrent & I want to try it too. Thanks everyone for your help! I feel better about them now.
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Old 08-11-2005, 01:39 PM   #7
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Crews, when you want to have a 'grown up' version of this, serve it with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream that's been flavored with your favorite liquour! Amaretto, Francelica, etc!
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Sounds right to me, sinfully rich.
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Old 08-11-2005, 08:59 PM   #9
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Marmalady, I have a bottle of Bailey's in the fridge & a container of whipping cream in the fridge right now. Thanks!
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Old 08-11-2005, 09:19 PM   #10
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OK, I am sooo trying this out. But man oh man, keep the insulin handy!
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