I knew it was the right pick for me because it originally is a Pioneer Woman recipe, another favorite of mine. I’ve been following Ree’s blog for so long now. I’ve spent many hours drooling over her recipes and pictures, yet, had never tried out any of her recipes. This seemed like the perfect opportunity. I stuck with Cam’s version which has a slight deviation from the original, but made perfect sense to me. So here’s how it turned out. I halved the recipe, since it was just for the 2 of us and we didn’t want to overindulge.
The process was fairly simple and didn’t call for too many ingredients. I had everything on hand except for the cream. After picking it up from the store, the rest was really quick and easy. Waiting for it to set is the hard part. I’ve had my puddings in the fridge for about 4 hours and it seems to be setting, I just think it will take a while longer. That being said, we can now move on to the taste. This was, how should I put it, YUM, I made a little portion for me to try and it was hard to put down. If it sets I’ll have an amazing pudding. If not, I’ll have an amazing milk shake. I’ll be very happy either ways. Maybe the setting time is a little longer since I used thickened cream instead of heavy cream since thats what we get here. Next time I’ll try double cream and see how it works. But you chocolate lovers out there, yes you, you have to try this. You’ll be really glad you did.
Pots de Creme
6 oz. semisweet chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 oz. very strong coffee
1/2 cup thickened cream
1 tbsp sugar
Heat the cream and the sugar in a saucepan. When the sugar dissolved and bubbles start to form, but before the cream comes to a boil, take the pan off the heat.
Tip in the chocolate and let it stand for a couple of minutes.
Stir together till the chocolate has mixed with the cream and is nice and glossy.
Whisk the eggs and vanilla together.
When the cream has cooled off a little add the coffee and the whisked eggs, whisking the mix as you add it, to avoid scrambling the eggs.
Pour into pretty little bowls, glasses or anything you’d like, really.
Refrigerate for 2-3 hours or till set.