It’s just the two of us and sometimes making a recipe as it’s called for makes way too much for us to enjoy. I love chocolate and dessert but choosing between eating it everyday for a week or being forced to toss it out just doesn’t work for me. I know, I’m crazy to not want to enjoy dessert every evening, but my scale tells me I’m not wrong. To solve this dilemma, I’ve learned to half recipes to make enough for two for a couple of evenings. Over the New Year’s Eve holiday I found a recipe for salted chocolate pots de creme and took it from 8 servings to 4. It was quite easy and I highly recommend this approach when baking sweets for two.
At first I thought this would be a difficult recipe to make, but was pleasantly surprised at just how simple it really was. If you can whisk ingredients together you can make these with ease.
Salted Chocolate Pots de Creme
The recipe calls for :
- 4 oz of good quality 75% cacao chocolate
- 3 tablespoons of sugar
- 3 large egg yolks
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- 6 tablespoons of whole milk (or 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons)
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Maldon Salt flakes to garnish
Chop the chocolate and place in a heat proof medium bowl and cover with a mesh sieve. In a medium sauce pan whisk together the sugar and egg yolks until pale. Add in the heavy cream, milk, and salt. Stir constantly over medium heat until heated to 175 degrees or for about 8 -10 minutes. Stir in the vanilla. Pour through the sieve over the chocolate and stir until smooth. Pour evenly into 4 5 oz. ramekins, let cool and chill for 4 hours. Sprinkle with Maldon salt flakes before serving. ( you can find it on Amazon, and no, I don’t have an affiliate link)
If you’d like to make enough for 8 servings simply double the recipe.
These salted chocolate pots de creme were a big hit with both Kevin and myself. I love that I can make these again easily when we want a sweet treat without over indulging.