Monday, September 10, 2012

What's your chocolate? Chocolate Pots

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Umm, chocolate pots. I first sampled one of these decadent little bits of heaven at a writer's retreat in Maine. Friend, fellow writer, and cook extrodinaire Deb Jelly made meals for us during our stay. She made a these for dessert one night. If you're not lucky enough to have Deb cook for you, here's a version you can make for yourself.


Chocolate Pots

Ingredients

2 cups whipping cream
1/2 cup strong coffee
6 ounces of good dark chocolate, chopped
1 tablespoon rum (optional)
6 egg yokes
1/4 cup sugar

Preparation
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
2. In saucepan, heat cream over medium heat until it just begins to simmer
3. Remove from heat and add coffee, chocolate and rum. Stir until chocolate is melted
4. Whisk together egg yokes and sugar. Slowly whisk into chocolate cream mixture
5. Pour into six custard cups and cover each with foil. Place the cups into a baking dish and add enough hot water to cover halfway up the cups.
6. Bake for 50-55 minutes, until just beginning to set.
7. Take the cups from the water, remove the foil and put them into the refrigerator for two hours to finish setting. (Note: you can make them in advance. Just leave them in the fridge for several days)
8. Garnish with fresh whip cream and a few chocolate shavings before serving.







22 comments:

  1. Did someone just combine my two favorite things in life? Dark chocolate and coffee? Oh, I think I just found a little piece of Heaven in the blogging world today. *sigh* Great choice!
    Ciara

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    1. Thanks Ciara. Chocolate and coffee are my faves, too.

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  2. That sounds delicious! Thanks for joining the blogfest. :)

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  3. Oh, man, this sounds great and fairly easy to do... danger-danger for the diet! lol These would be great to make fruit tarts in--a little instant white chocolate pudding topped with berries, kiwi slices, and a bit of Mandarin orange.
    I'm saving this recipe--thanks, Ute!

    ~Jude

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    1. They are very bad for the diet. Although chocolate is good for you, LOL.

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  4. Sounds unbelievably good. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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  5. Yummy! Thanks for sharing this fabulous recipe. I want one. Now. :D Thanks for joining in the bloghop.

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  6. That sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  7. That recipe sounds great. Thanks for sharing. I love dark chocolate with coffee so I'd like this.

    New follower, nice to meet you!

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  8. Wow, that sounds decadent. I'll have to give it a try.

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  9. I would love someone to make this for me, instead of me having to cook it myself :) Sounds amaaaaaaaaazing.

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  10. Thanks to all of you for stopping by!

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  11. One thing about this hop is I'm picking up some excellent recipes . . . just in time for Christmas. Did I write Christmas? Arrrg.

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    1. Christmas!! Note to self: must add extra rum to chocolate pots LOL.

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  12. You're all so naughty - everywhere I look there're blogs on chocolate. I'm on a diet and I.... (confession time) love love love chocolate. And coffee. Chocolate and coffee? *faints from the overwhelming desire*

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  13. Aha, we can be friends over wine, but sadly not chocolate.

    Just stopping by from the Chocolate Blog Hop and saying hi (from the original Hampshire in England, hahah... maybe you won't find that funny).

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    1. Hi! Thanks for stopping by. I'm sad about the chocolate,but wine is good too!

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