I cannot lie, Chocolat Pots de crème is one of those desserts that throws a whole bunch of wool in the eyes.
It's deceptive in that presents like a; 'separate whisks, foam whites and all-kinds-of-steps' type of dessert but actually belongs to the category of; 'quick, melt this, add that', type of dessert. Did I happen to mention it's also chocolatey, creamy & insanely delicious?!
Especially when you’re creating a special meal for Valentine’s day or for company, as long as you’ve got the prerequisite number of ramekins to serve each guest their individual serving, you’re good to go.
All you have to do is whisk egg yolks (store the egg white for future omelets) simmer the cream, add the chocolate and melt, temper & add to egg yolks, bake and you’re done. Just so you know, I love adding a bit of instant coffee granules to cut the sweetness and for a touch of mocha to the whole thing. You of course can omit if you wish.
Okay so may be if your meals involve one can and a can opener, that sounds like a lot of steps, but if you regularly step into the kitchen and cook a meal or two, you’ll agree with me that this one’s a breeze.
See for yourselves. Your taste buds and the love of your life will thank me, but mostly you.