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French Food Friday...Mocha Pots de Crème


 recipe and photo from here

Bonjour mes belles,

With yesterday being a public holiday in France and our village holding a vide-grenier, which normally only take place on Sundays, has resulted in a very disorientated "moi".

I found a few treasures, including a couple of fabulous antique mannequins, I promise to reveal details over the next day or so.

Love the word "mocha" and as a lover of both chocolate and cafe, this recipe really appeals to me and hope that you like it as much as I do....

 

Mocha Pots de Crème



 Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup(s) heavy cream 
  • 3 tablespoon(s) sugar
  • 45 grams unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) instant espresso powder
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream, for garnish
  • Chocolate shavings (optional), for garnish

Directions
  1. Heat oven to 300 degrees F. Put on a kettle of water to boil. In a medium saucepan, bring cream and sugar to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; add chocolate and espresso powder. Let stand 1 minute; stir until chocolate melts and coffee dissolves. Whisk in yolks and vanilla until mixture is blended and smooth.
  2. Pour chocolate mixture into 2 (6-ounce) heart-shaped or round ramekins or custard cups. Place ramekins in an 8-inch-square baking pan. Pour hot water into pan so that it comes halfway up sides of ramekins.
  3. Bake 25 minutes or until almost set in centers. Remove ramekins to a wire rack; cool slightly. Serve warm and soft, or refrigerate up to 1 day. Garnish with dollops of whipped cream and chocolate shavings, if desired.
  
 ...bon appetit à tous, Leeann x
 

Comments

  1. Oh Leeann I could use this treat right now; and I suppose I will just have to make it! Yummy!

    xoxo
    Karena
    2013 Designer Series

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Bonjour from a sunny but chilly SW France,

Hope that you had a nice weekend. We spent yesterday afternoon at a furniture auction but I will tell you more about that later in the week.

Last weekend we bought a lot of wine cases as we thought that they would make good storage, as shown in the photo above.

I particularly liked the idea of making a set of drawers with them or perhaps even a serving tray like this.

{photo from here}
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