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Petits pots de crème au chocolat

Australian Gourmet Traveller recipe for Petits pots de crème au chocolat

By Emma Knowles
  • Serves 6
  • 15 mins preparation
  • 10 mins cooking plus chilling
Petits pots de crème au chocolat
Petits pots de crème au chocolat

Serve these pots of rich velvet-textured chocolate with crisp biscuits for dipping - shop-bought cigar biscuits are perfect.

Ingredients

  • 250 ml pouring cream (1 cup)
  • 250 ml milk (1 cup)
  • Scraped seeds of 1 vanilla bean
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 80 gm raw caster sugar
  • 300 gm dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids), finely chopped
  • To serve: créme fraîche, Dutch-process cocoa and cigar biscuits (optional)

Method

Main
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    Bring cream, milk and vanilla seeds to the simmer in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Meanwhile, whisk yolks and sugar in a bowl until pale. Add cream mixture and whisk to combine. Return to pan and stir continuously over medium heat until mixture coats a spoon thickly (4-5 minutes). Remove from heat, add chocolate, whisk until smooth and combined, then divide among six 150ml serving jars or glasses. Refrigerate until completely chilled and set (3 hours). Serve topped with a dollop of créme fraîche, dusted with cocoa, with biscuits for dipping.

Notes

This recipe is from the July 2012 issue of .

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  • Author: Emma Knowles