Friday, August 27, 2010

* Pots De Creme and fun facts friday

Friday August 27th...

1886 - The island volcano of Krakatoa in Indonesia erupts. It was heard over 3,000 miles away and was one of the biggest natural disasters ever recorded.

1952 – Paul Reubens is born (aka Pee-wee Herman)

1965 – Le Corbusier dies (An Architect)

2003 – Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, passing 34,646,418 miles (55,758,005 km) distant.

August 27th also happens to be National Pots de Creme Day!

So.. I decided to share with you a little recipe I found at Epicurious.com. Looks Tasty!! I halved this recipe, I also omitted the Coffee Powder (I don't like the taste of coffee), the recipe also calls for a White chocolate whipped cream... I didn't make that. I just made my own plain whipped cream. I hope you all enjoy!!

Chocolate Pots De Creme
(adapted from Epicurious.com)
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Ingredients:
1 cups whipping cream
2 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
3 large egg yolks
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar

Directions:
Preheat your oven to 325 F and position your rack in the center of the oven. Arrange 3 3/4-cup custard cups or souffle dishes in roasting pan. Combine the whipping cream and chopped semisweet chocolate in a heavy medium saucepan. Over medium heat, bring the mixture to almost a simmer, whisking until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth.


In a separate bowl whisk egg yolks and sugar. Slowly whisk in the hot cream mixture, add a little bit at a time and make sure it is fully Incorporated in between additions.


Pour custard evenly among cups. Fill your pan with water, you want the water to come about halfway up the sides of the ramekins. Bake custards for 25 minutes, they should be just set around edges but still soft in center. Remove cups from the pan and let cool, put them in the refrigerator uncovered until cold (at least 2 hours). (The nice thing about this dessert, it can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and keep refrigerated.) Spoon a blob of Whipped Cream on top and serve and enjoy!



Doesn't it look creamy and delicious!! Happy Pots De Creme Day!!


Also, I just want to take a minute to thank everyone that visits my blog, Everyone who comments on my blog! I am so appreciative and grateful for the kind words, the wisdom, and praise!! It's awesome, and I just wanted to let everyone know it means a lot to me that you enjoy reading what I post!!

Happy Eating!!
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12 comments:

  1. This looks so delicious! I tried to make pots de creme once and ended up with a disaster! I'll have to try this recipe- it looks SO good!!

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  2. These look fantastic.... just added another item to my wish list... mini soufflé dishes!

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  3. Ok, I am officially impressed, I've never even heard of this dessert and here you are creating it beautifully :)

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  4. I saw that volcano thing while watching the news - the newscaster didn't even know how to pronounce krakatoa - the weatherman had to pronounce it for her!

    That dessert is an awful lot like one I made - now you reminded me I need to make it again it was so good!

    http://biz319.wordpress.com/2009/12/20/crab-fest-2009-recap-and-bsi-nutmeg/

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  5. Oh this looks great, I wish I had one of these right now, especially after my cake failure! Luckily I have everything for this at home, thanks!

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  6. Oh wow...now that looks amazing:):)

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  7. Aside from the amazing recipe...I am so glad that you let me know about Pee Wee Herman's birthday. DO you think it's too late to send a b-day card? LOL

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  8. Thanks everyone!!
    JillyAn, I don't think it's too late to send a belated birthday card! I'm sure he would appreciate that, lol

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  9. Pots de creme look fab....
    but Pee Wee Herman is almost 60?!!

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  10. These are a chocoholic's dream! They look so luscious and yummy! I can't believe Pee Wee Herman is so old.

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  11. Pee Wee Herman always frightened me a bit, lol... This pots de creme looks perfect. Very rich and creamy :) I had no idea the dessert had it's own national day...

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