Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Chocolate Crème de Pots


Six brand new perfect little coffee mugs… what shall I put in them? We do have a bit of an obsession in our house, considering my husbands culture. Yes Bosnians love there coffee, and I have to admit I snickered a time or two at these manly men drinking out of tiny little cups. I seem to have embraced it though, not the actual drinking part, No! I embraced the shopping side of things.. I love these tiny little cups now. I got a lucky find while in Indy a few weekends ago, and found these cuties for 95 cents a piece.


I could have a little coffee party to show them off, right? Nope. I decide to showcase them with a little better of something in them SmileDSC_0504

I am a chocolate lover, and this is one quick easy dessert I frequent. Crème de Pots.. almost like pudding, but thicker and creamier and yummy-er.

You will need:

1 cup half and half or light cream

4 ounces of semi-sweet baking chips

2 Teaspoons of Sugar

3 Beaten Egg Yolks {freeze the left over whites for another recipe}

1/2 Teaspoon of Vanilla

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Got everything together? Good. Now get out your heavy saucepan, and combine the half and half, the chocolate chips, & the sugar. Cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes. I have included {fuzzy} pictures of the color changing process. Be sure to stir often, as it will scorch on the top if you don’t. While babying you chocolate, also get your eggs separated, and scramble up the egg yolks. Once you get a thicker, darker looking mixture, you will need to temper the eggs and chocolate mixture. To put it in laymen's terms, if you pour the hot mixture straight into the egg mixture too fast your gonna end up with scrambled eggs!  So pour little by little of the chocolate into the egg mixture bowl, and stir as you are doing this. Once you have all the ingredients together, all but the vanilla that is, cook it on low heat once more. Only 2-3 minutes this time.. till the mixture thickens up more. Remove from the heat, put your vanilla in, then your ready to put that yummo stuff into your fancy cups. Or any other dishes you might have/like. You will need to refrigerate these for 2 to 24 hours. I put mine in for only about 2 to 3 hours and they were ready to go.


Lesson learned for next time? Make two batches, We had one lonely cup missing some delishes-ness-es.

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