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Bittersweet Chocolate Pots du Creme

Bittersweet Chocolate Pots du Creme
Recipe Date:
December 29, 2023
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Imperial (US)
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 3 ozs bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped, preferably organic, 74% cacao
  • 1 oz unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 3 tbsps sugar
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp orange extract or orange liqueur
  • Whipped cream and orange twist for serving
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. In a heavy saucepan, bring cream and milk just to a boil. Remove from heat and whisk in chopped chocolate until smooth. Add orange extract (I use Grand Marnier)
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk egg yolks, sugar and salt.
  4. While constantly whisking, pour the chocolate/cream mixture into the yolks. Strain through a fine sieve.
  5. Pour chocolate mixture into small (single serve) ramekins, setting them in a roasting pan. Fill the pan halfway up the sides with hot water, cover with foil – adding vent holes for steam to escape.
  6. Cook in the center of the oven for 30-35 mins. Custards will still be ‘jiggly’ but will set as they cool. Once room temp, refrigerate at least 3 hours, top with slightly sweetened whipped cream and an orange twi