Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Co Mui's White Chocolate Pots de Creme


Co Mui’s White Chocolate Pots de Crème

Topped with Strawberry Coulis

Makes 6 servings

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 18-20 minutes

You will need:

·         Stand mixer with balloon whisk or handheld mixer
·         Double boiler or metal mixing bowl with large pot
·         Oven
·         Tray
·         Ramekins or small bowls

Ingredients:

For the white chocolate pots de crème

·         2 cups heavy cream
·         1 Tbsp sugar
·         4 oz white chocolate, melted (can also use dark or semi-sweet chocolate)
·         3 egg yolks

For the strawberry coulis

·         1 lb strawberries (fresh or frozen sweetened)
·         1 cup sugar (if using fresh strawberries)
·         1 tsp cognac, optional

Steps:

For the white chocolate pots de crème

1.       Put the heavy cream and sugar into a double boiler. Use a metal mixing bowl on top of a pot if you do not have a double boiler. Be sure that the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water.
2.       Simmer the cream and sugar mixture until the sugar dissolves completely, about 2 minutes.
3.       Microwave or use the double boiler to melt the white chocolate. Pour melted chocolate into the cream and sugar mixture.
4.       Remove from heat.
5.       Using a stand mixer or a hand mixer on speed 2, whip the egg yolks for about 3 minutes. Slowly pour yolks into the white chocolate cream mixer.
6.       Whisk everything until well mixed.
7.       Pour mixture into ramekins or small bowls and place in tray.
8.       Pour hot water into the tray up to ½ the height of the ramekins, creating a hot water bath.
9.       Preheat the oven to 325° F and place the whole tray in for 18-20 minutes.
10.   Remove and cool in fridge for two hours.


For the strawberry coulis

1.       Rinse the strawberries and remove the stems.
2.       Put the strawberries in a pot and add the sugar (if using fresh strawberries).
3.       Simmer on low heat until sugar dissolves and strawberries soften, about 15 minutes.
4.       Use the back of a spoon to smash strawberries and simmer until reduced in half.
5.       Optionally, add cognac and simmer for another 2 minutes so the alcohol burns out.
6.       Cool and serve on top of white chocolate pots de crème.

1 comment:

  1. These were delicious until the very end. Can't wait to try it out on my own :D

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