Friday, January 3, 2014

Easy Chocolate Pots de Creme

If you need an elegant simple dessert that is sure to satisfy any chocolate connoisseur, then this is a fantastic dessert to make.  Can be made one day in advance.  It looks wonderful in a brandy glass. Your guest will think you slaved over a hot stove to make this pastry-chef worthy delight.  It will impress!  It is not a mousse or a custard.  It taste like a smooth, light, silky chocolate truffle!

Chocolate Pots de Creme   
1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
4 large eggs
2 Tablespoons butter
1 Tablespoon heavy whipping cream
1 cup very hot coffee

Optional:  Can add 1 tsp. of any extracts your desire or liquors such as Irish Creme, Kahlua, Creme de Ment, Triple Sec, Amaretto, you get the idea.  I love flavors but my family prefers it plain.

In a heavy duty blender (I use my Vitamix) Add chocolate chips and eggs.  Process until mixed well.  Add butter, cream, and very hot strong coffee.  Blend until smooth.  Put into fancy, glass brandy sifters or in my case,  pretty plastic cups.  I use the plastic cups when I am having a large party.    Depending on how much you fill your cups you can get anywhere from 4 to 8 servings.  I piped a dollop of whipped cream and a dusting of cocoa powder.   Pressed for time can use Cool Whip for piped rosette.  They also look nice with a few fresh raspberries served on top or chocolate covered coffee bean. 

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