Monday, February 11, 2008

CHOCOLATE POT DE CREME



When i was searching for chocolate recipes i found nigella lowson's recipe of chocolate pots.I just gave a try but madesome changes .This is one dessert that one should have it right away .it doesn't tastes good when cold.The chocolate mixture inside the ramken is very gooey and the top layer more like a cake.So i'm worried wheather the my eggs will cook or not..so ,i added heavy cream and one egg white instead of adding 3 full egg or 6 yolks...The whipped cream just melts in the hot pot.So better add the dollop of cream before serving.I made those leaves with the left over cooked chocolate.......give a try and let me know.

1 teaspoon allpurpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 jumbo egg white or 2 small size egg whites
1 1/2 cups chopped dark chocolate(i used ghirardeli 60% cocoa)
1/4 stick butter
2 ramkens or any oven proof cups
baking tray
2 cups water
In a microwave safe bowl take the chopped chocolate and butter .Melt them for a minute.
Remove it from microwave and stir till all the chocolate is completely melted.
Let it cool .In a wide mouthed bowl whisk together heavy cream, egg white,sugar,flour.
Wisk it till all the ingredients r well blended.
now check for the chocolate mixture.Add the choclate when it is at room temparature.
whisk till all the chocolate is incorporated with cream mixture.
boil the water for about 2 minutes or till warm and pour it in a baking pan or cake tin.
Put this into a preheated oven at 350 d F and bake for for 15 min at 350.
this is how they look after baking.take them right away from the pan so that they don't over cook...In case if over cooked u don't get that gooey mixture inside.it just stays thick or nore like a half cooked cake.




serve with with a dollop of whipped cream,shaved chocolate or my chocolate leaves.


CHOCOLATE LEAVES

u can do these in a jiffy.select a leaf from ur garden and wash them well & pat dry.if there is any chocolate on the walls of ur bowl just grab it with ur finger or knife and gentle put it on the leaf.make it smooth with fork and freeze it .

after 10 min take it out and gently peel off the leaf.Now u have a cute leaf for ur garnish.refridgerate the leaf till u use it.

6 comments:

Uma said...

Wow, this looks so delicious. The idea for making the chocolate leaf is simply innovative! Thanks for including me in your blog list.

Bharathy said...

Hope your commitments are over..nice to see you back

I see you in a chocolate cooking spree..looks sooooooooooo lovely Shanti!..I love the look of your blog..:)..keep posting :)
How come the link of Kitchen wonders is not seen in your profile page???I got here thru the beauty tips blog!..

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

yummy!!!! the pics look really good

Asha said...

Beautiful dessert girl, YUM!:)

Cooking and the City said...

looks great, your chocolate leaves are so cute, lovely idea :-)

Dell xo

ps have added you to my links, thanks for putting my blog on yours! :-)

Kribha said...

First your chocolate mousse now chocolate pots... OMG! Looks so yum and delicious.