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French Food Friday...Pot de crème au chocolat

recipe and photo from here

Bonjour mes belles,

I am a caramel lover hence this recipe is one of my favourites. Caramel gives this classic French recipe a bit of a kick....the perfect kick start for the week-end peut-être


Pot de crème au chocolat

Serves: 8–10
Preparation time:  20 minutes plus one hour chilling time

You will need

For the salted caramel:
150g sugar
50g whipping cream
50g double cream
60g butter
Pinch of sea salt
For chocolate cream:
225g whipping cream
225ml milk
4 large egg yolks
45g sugar
180g dark chocolate, 70% cocoa solids, chopped

1.Make the caramel first. Put the sugar in a heavy-based pan over a moderate heat, stirring at all times until it begins to melt. Stop stirring and cook until the sugar has turned to a dark caramel.
2. Remove the pan from the heat and add the cream, stirring constantly with a whisk – it will spit, so stand back. Add the butter and mix until it has melted (return it to a low heat if necessary). Sprinkle the salt over the caramel, stirring until it is dissolved, then remove the pan from the heat if you have replaced it there, and empty the caramel into a bowl. Set it to one side.
3. Then make the chocolate mixture. Cream the egg yolks and sugar together until the mixture forms a ribbon, and bring the cream and milk to the boil. Pour the boiling liquid on top of the egg mixture, whisking continuously. Then pour the mixture back into the pan and cook it over a low heat until the mixture has thickened and the temperature has reached between 80–85°C.
4. Put the chopped chocolate in a bowl and pour the egg and cream mixture onto it, stirring all the while. If you have a hand blender, blend so that the mixture is smooth and emulsified; if not, beat it well. Divide the chocolate filling between the serving dishes – ramekins or glasses, perhaps – and put them in the fridge for an hour. Then pipe the salted caramel on top of the chocolate cream. Keep them refrigerated until you are ready to serve and, if you wish, top with some warm chocolate sauce before serving.

bon appetit et très bon week-end à tous, Leeann x


  1. Leeann-
    You are killing me!! This is not a match for my diet, but heck, I am going to cook this!!
    Thank you for sharing, and have a great weekend.


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