I love the pioneer woman, Ree Drummond. I love her cooking show on TV. I love her blog. I love her lifestyle. I love riding horses too and i can definitely see myself living on a farm in the middle of nowhere.
Anyways, i came across this recipe for pots de crème on her blog. From Wiki: Pot de crème is a loose French dessert custard dating to the 17th century. The name means “pot of custard” or “pot of creme”, which also refers to the porcelain cups in which the dessert is served. It is usually looser than other custards, flans, or crème caramel.
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- 1 egg, room temperature
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- pinch salt
- 1/4 cup strong HOT coffee
Place chocolate chips into blender, followed by egg and vanilla. Add salt and turn on blender.
While blending, remove circular disk from blender lid and very slowly pour in coffee. (It is essential that coffee be extremely hot in order for final product to be right consistency and texture.)
Blend for a minute or so until mixture is smooth and fairly free of visible bits of chocolate.
Pour mixture into serving glasses. Place in fridge for at least 3 to 4 hours for mixture to set.
These pots de crème are soooo good: full of chocolatey flavor, a little bitter due to the coffee, totally rich and decadent. The texture is silky smooth, not as thick as a custard, very light and goes down easy. I love it!