Mexican Chocolate Pots de Creme
Mexican chocolate, which is flavored with ingredients like cinnamon, almonds, and vanilla, lends a distinct flavor to this rich custard. Look for it at Mexican markets and specialty-food stores.
Prep Time: 10 min,
Cook Time: 2 min, let sit 6 hours or overnight
|1 1/2 cups||cup(s) whole milk|
|1/2 cup||cup(s) heavy cream|
|6||large egg yolk|
|6 ozs||mexican chocolate, preferably ibarra, finely chopped|
|6 ozs||bittersweet chocolate|
|unsweetened whipped cream, for serving|
1. In a medium saucepan, combine the whole milk with the heavy cream and bring to a simmer over moderately high heat.
2. In a small bowl, beat the egg yolks until combined. Slowly whisk in 1/2 cup of the hot milk, then transfer the mixture to the saucepan. Cook the custard over moderate heat, whisking constantly, until it is slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Immediately add the finely chopped Mexican and bittersweet chocolate and remove the saucepan from the heat. Stir until the chocolate is completely melted, then strain the mixture through a fine sieve into a large glass measuring cup or bowl.
3. Pour the chocolate mixture into 6 small bowls and refrigerate until the pots de crème are chilled, at least 6 hours or overnight.
4. Serve the pots de crème with unsweetened whipped cream and chocolate shavings.