Pot de Creme
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 2 cups milk
- 1/2 vanilla bean or 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 8 egg yolks
- 8 oz semi-sweet or bitter-sweet chocolate
- Pinch salt
Use 8 6-oz. ramekins. Heat the oven to 325°F. Heat the cream and milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat until scalded (you'll see small bubbles on the sides of the pan).
Split the vanilla bean in half, if using, and scrape the seeds into the cream. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, slowly whisk the sugar into the egg yolks.
Slowly whisk the hot cream/milk into the sugar/yolk mixture. Strain the mixture through a fine sieve into a pitcher or measuring cup. Stir in the salt and vanilla extract, if using.
Arrange eight 6-oz. ramekins in a baking dish with deep sides. Pour the mixture into the ramekins, fill the baking dish with water to come halfway up the sides of the ramekins and cover the dish with foil.
Bake until just set, 25 to 50 minutes. Be sure to start checking early; baking time will depend on the thickness and depth of your ramekins and baking dish. Carefully remove the baking dish from the oven and let the ramekins cool in the water bath.
Remove, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours or up to 2 days. Serve pots de crème directly from their ramekins. This recipe was taken from Fine Cooking and chocolate added.
delicious…definitely trying this out!!
this looks amazing!!! i have been looking for a valentine's dessert to try, and this looks like a winner 🙂 thanks for sharing!
Fellowship By Design says
Just discovered your blog through Pinterest…..you are totally my new fave LOL! I'm usually looking at crafting blogs, but cooking is certainly a craft and I love to try new things. I can't wait to try your bread recipes! Thank you for sharing and making it fun!
What a kind comment. Thank you so much. I'm so glad you found me.
Hermann-Josef Ammel says
This again looks very good. Of course I have to try. Greetings from Germany
I'm sure you have some amazing chocolate that will enhance the flavor of the Pot de Creme. I love German chocolate
Jennifer Sassaman says
I really enjoyed reading your recipe! I've just rocked my 10 month old baby to sleep and feel like I'll never cook anything more than sweet potatoes again so this is a little culinary vacation for me. I appreciate the photos along w/ the descriptions that is how I learn best (a little from column A a little from column B). I feel like I could cook this now.
Also, I have totally watched THE BIGGEST LOSER while eating Ben and Jerry's so thefinal sentence cracks me up.
Thank you so much for your comment Jennifer. Rocking babies beats cooking anytime. Hahahaha I just KNEW that I wasn't the only one watching those poor people working their guts out while I ate something I shouldn't.